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समाधिपाद,-1. Samādhi Pāda, (S.-0, Ch.-1, V.-1)

अथ योगानुशासनम् ॥१॥

atha yogānuśāsanam

atha = now, at this auspicious moment; implying the transition to this practice and pursuit, after prior preparation; implying a blessing at this moment of transition

yoga = of yoga, union; literally, to yoke, from the root yuj, which means to join or to integrate; same as the absorption in samadhi

anu = within, or following tradition; implies being subsequent to something else, in this case, the prior preparation

shasanam = instruction, discipline, training, teaching, exposition, explanation; Shas implies the imparting of teaching that happens along with discipline

Now I give the explanation of yoga and its practice.


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