Yoga sutra 1.14


A little look at the first Yoga Sutra …

Yoga sutra 1.14


sa tu dīrghakāla nairantarya satkāra-ādara-āsevito dṛḍhabhūmiḥ


Regular practice is firmly established when it is nourished by positive actions, endurance, perseverance and enthusiasm


Your practice will become strong when it is nourished by the following four significant qualities:


  • Positive actions (sat-kāra) actions that are honourable or with devotion

  • Endurance (dīrgha-kāla) including length and duration

  • Perseverance (nairantarya) including continuity and non-interruption

  • Enthusiasm (ādara) ­including confidence, respect, and zeal

Thus, practice that is done for a long time, without break and with sincere devotion becomes strong and firmly rooted. Therefore, if possible, try to practice yoga every day.


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



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