Pratyahara does not mean suppressing or arresting the senses! “See your movie, enjoy your ice cream,” says Panditji. We need our mind and senses to be outward in order to function in the world and enjoy life. Pratyahara should be undertaken only in meditation. It means training and mastering the mind and senses so they stop roaming aimlessly, depleting us in the process. Panditji describes the path of practice from sense withdrawal to samadhi, beginning with the 61 Points awareness exercise.