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    Abhyasa is a Sanskrit word meaning “practice” and refers to a practice that aims at achieving a tranquil state of mind. Sage Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras, explains the importance of abhyasa and vairagya (detachment) to achieving a yogic state of mind.

    Patanjali defines abhyasa as the practice or discipline that is used to attain and remain in a state of harmony with the self. The great sage recommends three essentials for practicing abhyasa: practicing for a longer time, practicing without interruption and staying committed to the practice.