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Book: The Psychology of the Yogas

Chapter: Pratipakṣa Bhāvanā: Cultivating the Opposite

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42661


Chapter Two, Pratipakṣa bhāvanā: Cultivating the Opposite, includes a review of classical and contemporary commentators and scholars’ interpretation of Pratipakṣa bhāvanā, concluding that it is about tracing the motives for thoughts and behaviours that violate the principles of yogic morality and reflecting on the results of such thoughts and behaviours, enhanced by the emotional power of self-honesty, empathy and remorse.

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