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Yoga Sutra 1.13

A little look at the first Yoga Sutra …

Yoga sutra 1.13

tatra sthitau yatno-‘bhyāsaḥ

Practice is the sustained effort to remain in a place of mental stability

Sutra 1.12 stated that through diligent practice and detachment you can attain spiritual self-mastery. Now Patanjali defines practice in greater detail.

Patanjali's instruction brings us back to the core element of regular practice: constant effort applied towards inner steadiness. Inner steadiness brings about complete harmony (yoga).

Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™

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