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Nine obstacles In The Path of Yoga

The Nine obstacles on the path of Yoga are known as Antaraya. Sage Patanjali mentioned the nine obstacles in the path of Yoga in the Yogasutra (1.30). They are:

  1. Illness of body and mind.
  2. Lack of interest or drive – this is due to depression, disappointment, reverses in life, etc.
  3. Doubt the potential of the yoga practices.
  4. Failure to attain steadiness.
  5. Impertinence and negligence.
  6. Laziness.
  7. Strong desire or constant yearning for enjoyment of pleasure experiences.
  8. Misleading thoughts.
  9. Failure to maintain steadiness.



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