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Drishti

Drishtis are visual focus points employed during Ashtanga practice.  For every breath, every vinyasa, and every asana, there is a specified place to focus the eyes.  Drishti center the mind and promote focus and awareness.

The nine drishtis are:

Angusta ma dyai - thumbs
Broomadhya - between the eyebrows
Nasagrai - tip of the nose
Hastagrai - hand
Parsva - to the side (Left)
Parsva - to the side (Right)
Urdhva - up to the sky (also called antara, which means "within")
Nabi Chakra - to the navel
Padayoragrai - toes

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