Playlist #12- Dharana (Choosing a Focus)
Dharana is defined as “keeping the attention on a single place.” Use viveka (discernment) to choose carefully and wisely so that it means something to you. This can be a physical object, a project at work, a new business venture or an abstract idea. Commit to an allotted amount of time you want to keep your focus and stick to it. This practice will help you strengthen and train your mind to be clear and focused.
Choose a coworker or friend who you would like to understand better. Sit quietly and probe into why this person behaves the way he does. Is there a way to accept this person for who he is and not react when conflict arises between the two of you?
Choose one song from the playlist and choose to listen to every single word without losing your focus.
-Excerpt and exercises inspired from Nicolai Bachman, “The Path of the Yoga Sutras”
It’s Only- Instrumental, ODESZA
For Sudden, Deft
Solid, Friend In Paris
Left Alone (ft Chet Faker), Flume
Namah Shivaya, Krishna Das
Days Gone, Tor
Watching the Storm, U137
Sink, Noah Slee
Move Slower, Mammals and Flash Forest
Actual Woman, Girlyboi
Something Something Something, Nadia Nair
Airport Blues, Arms and Sleepers
New Beginnings, Firas Tarhini
Wasted My Time, I/O
You Were Right, Beauvois
Tabulasa, Broke For Free
It’s Only (feat Zyra), ODESZA
Angels Prayer, Ty Burhoe and James Hoskins