Of course this could just be the opening sentence marking the beginning of the Yoga Sūtra. Much more interesting to observe in this first line is how the essence of yoga is embodied within it: it is about the very moment in which you are now.

Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity
athaparticle
athaparticle
now
athaparticlenow
yogatatpuruṣa-compound lokative
yogasubstantive masculine
yoga
yogasubstantive masculine
yujverbal root
yoga, connection, harnessing
yujverbal rootharness, tense
anuśāsanamnominative singular
anuśāsanasubstantive masculine
introduction
anuśāsanasubstantive masculine
anuprevixśasverbal root
instruction, introduction
anuprevixfollowing, based on
śāsverbal rootto instruct, to indoctrinate

This very moment (atha) is your chance to immerse yourself in the state of yoga (yoga)

Dr. Ronald Steiner - modern transfer


Now (atha) [follows] the introduction to yoga (yoga).

Dr. Ronald Steiner - historic word by word translation


Nunmehr die Belehrung über den Yoga. [Henceforth (atha) the instruction on yoga.]

Paul Deussen - 1908


Now, then, the exposition of concentration (is to be made).

James R. Ballantyne - 1852

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