sthaDevanāgarī: स्थ Translation: standing, staying, abiding, being situated in; existing, or being in, or on, or among Similar words:sthira, sthiti, sthairya, stheya, sthāna Related concepts:svastha, asvastha, hṛtstha
Appears inYoga Sūtra:
Chapter 1: 41Bhagavad Gītā:
Chapter 6: 19
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“Ekāgratā is compared to the sharp tip
of the steady flame of a Ghee Lamp
when not exposed to any wind.
In other words,
the mind should not move
anywhere else other than in the
direction fixed for Dhāraṇā.
Obviously the Viṣaya for Dhāraṇā
and Dhyānam should be the same.
The stronger the Dhāraṇā,
the steadier the Dhyānam.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Six verse 19
Question to TKV Desikachar:
Sir, could you please tell us what is meant by health?
How do you understand a healthy person?
TKV Desikachar Response:
“The best word that comes to my mind for health is the Saṃskṛta word Svastha.
Sva plus Stha is Svastha. Sva indicates myself and Stha means to remain.
For me health is that state of being where I can manage myself.
This is indicated by the word Svastha.
A-svastha is that state where I am not able to manage by myself.”
– TKV Desikachar from an interview in the Journal Viniyoga Italia on Yoga and Well Being.