(Saṃyama): “Constraint [of the mind],” is a state of profound identification between the yogi and the contemplated object. It is explained by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras (3:4) as the consequence of the continuous practice of dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (ecstatic identification) upon the same object. This technique is the yogi’s way of doing research, since it yields all kinds of prajna (intuitive knowledge). It represents the principal means of acquiring vibhuti (paranormal powers). Examples of the practice of identification and its results are extensively discussed in the third chapter of the Yoga Sutras, called Vibhuti Pada (the path of superhuman powers). The essential “flavor” that radiates from the description of all these paranormal powers is that we are not just the physical body or the personality.