Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 12

अभ्यासवैराग्याभ्यां तन्निरोधः ॥१२॥

abhyāsa-vairāgyābhyāṃ tat-nirodhaḥ ||12||

By both practice and dispassion that contained.

abhyāsa - practicevairãgya - dispassiontat - thatnirodha - to contain, enclose, confine, restrain

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

In order to discipline the mind,
we need to develop a mental practice that clearly reveals the distinction
between the nature of spirit and matter.

Abhyāsa is the practice of reflecting on the difference
between the nature of spirit and the nature of matter.

TKV Desikachar:

The phenomenon called Yoga
allows the mind and its functions to orientate in one direction
and receive something from that direction.

Paul Harvey:

By both practice and dispassion these fluctuations are contained.

Within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not……

Yoga is about cultivating a profound discernment
of the difference between
the Nature of our Being and
the Being of our Nature.
– Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verses 12-16

Inspirational Quote

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself....” Abraham J Heschel