Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.46
Sthira – steady, stable
sukham – comfortable
asanam – posture/presence/sitting without interruption
Asana is a steady, comfortable posture
To me, this sutra reflects life in general. Some things come easy; other things take time and practice. The same is true of my yoga practice. Some poses feel great (sukham), others are a definite struggle, and some seem near impossible. The goal is to find some comfort in each asana you move through. Some days this may not happen, at least not physically, but we can find the comfort in our minds, and accept where we are without judgement. Some days even that is hard depending on the events of the day, or even the weather, or other life incidences.