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Yoga-Sutra

The second Chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras - contains instructions for our Practice - Sadhana Pada.

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 47

prayatna-shaithilya-ananta-samapatti-bhyam ||47||

प्रयत्नशैथिल्यानन्तसमापत्तिभ्याम् ॥४७॥

prayatna-śaithilya-ananta-samāpatti-bhyām ॥47॥

The key to success in this regard is practice with effort, which becomes progressively easier, combined with deep contemplation (samapatti). ||47||


prayatna = tension; effort
śaithilya = relaxing; loosening
ananta = limitless; infinite
samāpatti = state of enlightenment; deep contemplation
abhyām = both