By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Styana, StyAna, Styaana
Styāna literally means langour’.
The Yogasutras of Patañjali lists nine antarāyas or obstacles to yoga. Styāna is the second of such obstacles. It is mental laziness and has to be overcome by great will power and self-effort.
- He lived in 200 B. C.
- Yogasutras 1.30
- Styāna means apathy or langour.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore