stambhaDevanāgarī: स्तम्भ Translation: suspension; stoppage, obstruction, suppression
Appears inYoga Sūtra: Sāṃkhya Kārikā:
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“One role for a staged descent
within a Prāṇāyāma practice,
in terms of ratio and length,
is to offer a receptive space to
reveal any side effects of effort.
Here it can be actually more
difficult to step down gradually
in stages rather than just stopping.
Thus a subtle mirror in the descent
can reveal any stress in the ascent.”
– 108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers