Yoga: Sthira and sukha

Written by Nat Young – Clinical Hypno-Psychotherapist and Yoga/Pilates Teacher.

In Yoga Flow, we have been exploring the concepts of Sthira and Sukha recently. Both are Sanskrit terms, the language that many ancient yoga scriptures are written in.

Sthira roughly translates as “strong, steady, and stable”. While Sukha means “comfortable, happy, and relaxed”. We’ve particularly explored finding a balance between the two concepts and bringing more Sukha into our strong, long-hold Warrior 2s where we can often find more Sthira.

The result is a strong and balanced yoga practice with a lovely calm finish. Bliss!