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Chapter 6 Verse 12 of 47

| | शुचौ दॆशॆ प्रतिष्ठाप्य | स्थिरम् आसनम् आत्मनः | नात्य्-उच्छ्रितम्́ नाति-नीचम्́ | चैलाजिन-कुशॊत्तरम् | तत्रैकाग्रम्́ मनः क्ड़्त्वा | यत-चित्तॆंद्रिय-क्रियः | उपविश्यासनॆ युञ्ज्याद् | यॊगम् आत्म-विशुढयॆ | |


To practice yoga, one should go to a secluded place and should lay kuśa grass on the ground and then cover it with a deerskin and a soft cloth. The seat should be neither too high nor too low and should be situated in a sacred place. The yogī should then sit on it very firmly and practice yoga to purify the heart by controlling his mind, senses and activities and fixing the mind on one point.