Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 14
स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारादरासेवितो दृढभूमिः ॥१४॥
saḥ tu dīrgha-kāla-nairantarya-satkāra-ādarā-āsevitaḥ dṛḍha-bhūmiḥ ||14||
Moreover, this stage firm when attended to without interruption,
with care and enthusiasm over a long time.
Commentaries and ReflectionsT Krishnamacharya:
Abhyāsa is the practice that leads to Viveka,
the state which there are no external distractions to prevent clear perception.
Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence,
without interruption, over a long period of time,
will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.
You should not get tired of the means or the practice.
Satkāra – To feel better about things than in the past.
Looking beyond the superficial to the source, this is Abhyāsa.Paul Harvey:
this stage becomes firm when attended to
over a long time,
with care and