Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 46

स्थिरसुखमासनम् ॥४६॥

sthira-sukham-āsanam ||46||

Steady and comfortable is posture.

sthira - steadysukha - pleasure; happiness; agreeable; ease; comfortable; pleasantāsana - particular posture; sitting, sitting down; seat, place, stool; abiding, dwelling

Commentaries and Reflections

TKV Desikachar:

Sthira Sukha should both be present in Āsana.
It also implies one should be able to choose the breath ratio.”
– TKV Desikachar England 1980

Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 46 Sthira Sukham Āsanam
“Means what happens before and after a posture.
One should be able to move to another posture with ease.
– TKV Desikachar England 1980

Paul Harvey:

“To experience Āsana is
to meld the Mastery of outer Stillness to the world
into the Mystery of inner Openness to the beyond.”