(Pratyāhāra): “To pull away from,” refers to the idea of pulling the senses away from their objects of desire, withdrawing them inward and developing a deep sense of internalization. It is the fifth step of the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali. With pratyahara, we learn to develop control over the senses. It involves the reorientation of the senses from an external to internal flow, allowing us to become aware of our own desires, fears, and thoughts.