SA tu dīrgha-kāla-nairantarya-satkārāsevito dṛḍha-bhūṃiḥ, Yogasūtra 1.14 states, “Practice becomes firmly established when it has been cultivated uninterruptedly and with devotion over a prolonged period of time.”1
As a student of the late Pattabhi Jois, I heard this sūtra countless times during Jois’s afternoon conferences with his students. In the context of practice in Mysore with Jois, I understood the concept of discipline. However, the concept of devotion, satkārā, was more ambiguous. Questions about God and devotion were usually met with a simple, “God is one.”
"Devotion and Discipline: Christian Yoga and the Yoga of T. Krishnamacharya,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 30, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1656