41+ Dharana Dhyana And Samadhi Are The Bahiranga Of. A ccording to taimni, author of the science of yoga, yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, and pratyahara should be thought of as bahiranga yoga, external yoga, and dharana, dhyana, and samadhi should be considered antaranga yoga, or internal yoga. The history of yoga from pashupati to patanjali
At times, on practical grounds, a big gap is felt by the meditator, between dharana and an actual state of dhyana (meditation), as techniques of dharana does not often lead one to meditation. Enriching the mind through dharana. These yogic practices together are referred to as antaranga sadhana (spiritual practice or spiritual discipline).
Each limb is very essential and complete.
What we refer to, popularly, as techniques of meditation are factually the dharana techniques. Need of the samadhi oriented subtler meditative practices: So when we come to dharana, dhyana, and samadhi we are entering a new yogic realm. Each limb is very essential and complete.