atha = Now; an auspicious beginning;
yoga = union; process of yoking;
anuśāsanam = experiential teaching; exposition;
The first chapter in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali is called the Samādhipādaḥ – the chapter on Samādhi. It’s in this chapter that Yoga and its characteristics are defined. This chapter also covers what gets in the way of Yoga, and what can be done about it.
The very first sūtra begins with atha, which literally translates as “now” and implies an auspicious beginning. Atha is not a term that is used lightly and conveys that “we are getting down to some serious business, right NOW” and because we are not joking or playing around here, success is certainly eventual (how long depends on the person, you).
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