शुचौ देशे प्रतिष्ठाप्य स्थिरमासनमात्मनः।
नात्युच्छ्रितं नातिनीचं चैलाजिनकुशोत्तरम्।।6.11।।
।।6.11।।शुद्ध भूमिपर जिसपर क्रमशः कुश मृगछाला और वस्त्र बिछे हैं जो न अत्यन्त ऊँचा है और न अत्यन्त नीचा ऐसे अपने आसनको स्थिरस्थापन करके
6.11 See Commentary under 6.12
6.11 See Comment under 6.15
6.11 - 6.12 In a clean spot, i.e., in a spot pure in itself, not owned or controlled by impure persons and untouched by impure things; having established a firm seat, a seat made of wood or similar material, which is neither too high nor too low; which is covered with cloth, deer-skin and Kusa grass in the reverse order; seated on it in a way which promotes the serenity of mind; having the mind concentrated on Yoga; and holding the activities of the mind and senses in check in all ways - he should practise Yoga, i.e., practise the vision of the self for the purification of the self, i.e., to end his bondage.
Shuchau deshe pratishthaapya sthiramaasanamaatmanah; Naatyucchritam naatineecham chailaajinakushottaram.
śhuchau—in a clean; deśhe—place; pratiṣhṭhāpya—having established; sthiram—steadfast; āsanam—seat; ātmanaḥ—his own; na—not; ati—too; uchchhritam—high; na—not; ati—too; nīcham—low; chaila—cloth; ajina—a deerskin; kuśha—kuśh grass; uttaram—one over the other