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Sutra 2:46

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
STHIRA SUKHAM ASANAM.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
Asana is a steady, comfortable posture.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
sthira sukham asanam

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
Posture (asana) is to be seated in a position which is firm but relaxed.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
Asana must have the dual qualities of alertness and relaxation.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
sthira sukham asanam

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
The posture (asana) for Yoga meditation should be steady, stable, and motionless, as well as comfortable, and this is the third of the eight rungs of Yoga.