Heyam duhkham anagatam - “Avoidable is the suffering that has not yet come.”

T.K.V. Desikachar brings to the practice a full spectrum of yoga therapy, philosophy, and Ayurveda learned from his father, T. Krishnamacharya.
YJ: What distinguishes your teaching from other yoga?

Desikachar: “The practice is adapted to suit the needs, abilities, and interests of each individual. Unfortunately, today's standardization is a one-size-fits-all approach. This can impose great risk. This is why my father chose the sutra Heyam duhkham anagatam as the motto for our institute: Pain in any form must be anticipated and avoided. I never compromise by standardizing yoga practices for different people. Adapting yoga to suit the needs of every unique individual is where the true greatness of yoga lies.” - By Diane Anderson for Yoga Journal

heyam = avoided, prevented
duhkham = pain, suffering, sorrow
anagatam = which has not yet come

“avoidable is the suffering which has not yet come.”
Patanjali, Yoga Sutras, 2.16

heya 1 [p= 1296,2] [L=262506]
(for 2. » [p= 1297,1]) to be gone &c MW.
heya 2 [p= 1297,1] [L=262622]
(for 1. and 3. » p.1296 and 1304) to be left or quitted or abandoned or rejected or avoided (-tva n.) Ka1v. Katha1s. &c
1297,1] [L=262623]
heya 3 [p= 1304,1] [L=264071]
(for 1. and 2. » p.1296and1297) id. MW.
heya [p= 1305,1] [L=264353]
pp. 1296 , 1297 , and 1304.
(H2) mfn.
(H2) mfn.
[p= to be subtracted
(H2) mfn.
(H1) »

dukhá 1 [p= 483,2] [L=93403]
(according to grammarians properly written du-kha and said to be from dus and kha [cf. su-khá] ; but more probably a Prakritized form for du-stha q.v.) uneasy , uncomfortable , unpleasant , difficult R. Hariv. (compar. -tara MBh. R. )
dukhá 1 [L=93404]
(ifc. f(ā).) uneasiness , pain , sorrow , trouble , difficulty S3Br. xiv , 7 , 2 , 15 Mn. MBh. &c (personified as the son of naraka and vedanā VP. )
dukhá 1 [L=93406]
impers. it is difficult to or to be (inf.with an acc. or nom. R. vii , 6 , 38 Bhag. v , 6)
dukhá 1 [L=93407]
dukham - √as , to be sad or uneasy Ratn. iv , 19÷20
dukhá 1 [L=93408]
- √k , to cause or feel pain Ya1jn5. ii , 218 MBh. xii , 5298.
dukha 2 [p= 483,3] [L=93487]
P. °khati , to pain SaddhP.
dukha [p= 1329,1] [L=333850]
(H1) mfn.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H1B) n.
(H2) Nom.
(H2) (in

(for the -kha of duhkha, see below)

án-āgata [p= 27,3] [L=5437]
( √ gam) , not come , not arrived

án-āgata [L=5441]
the future.
(H1) mfn.
[L=5439]not attained , not learnt
(H1B) n.

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kha 1 [p= 334,1] [L=60669]
MSS. and Inscr. confounded with a).
kha 2 [p= 334,2] [L=60671]
the sun L.
khá 3 [p= 334,2] [L=60672]
( √khan) a cavity , hollow , cave , cavern , aperture RV.
334,2] [L=60673]
AV. xiv , 2 , 1 and 6 Pra1t. Kat2hUp. Gaut. Mn. &c
334,2] [L=60674]
BhP. viii , 3 , 23
334,2] [L=60675]
anat.) the glottis W.
334,2] [L=60676]
Mn. ix , 43
334,2] [L=60677]
RV. S3Br. xiv
334,2] [L=60678]
S3Br. xiv Pras3nUp. Mn. xii , 120 &c
334,2] [L=60679]
334,2] [L=60680]
(the Supreme Spirit) W.
334,2] [L=60681]
arithm.) a cypher Su1ryas. Sa1h.
334,2] [L=60682]
anusvāra represented by a circle (bindu) L.
334,2] [L=60683]
of the tenth astrological mansion VarBr2.
334,2] [L=60684]
334,2] [L=60685]
334,2] [L=60686]
334,2] [L=60687]
su-kha , du-kha) L.
334,2] [L=60688]
334,2] [L=60689]
kha [p= 1325,3] [L=329580]
(H1) the second consonant of the alphabet (being the aspirate of the preceding consonant ; often in
(H1) m.
(H1) n.
[p= an aperture of the human body (of which there are nine , viz. the mouth , the two ears , the two eyes , the two nostrils , and the organs of excretion and generation)
[p= (hence) an organ of sense
[p= (in
[p= " the hole made by an arrow " , wound
[p= the hole in the nave of a wheel through which the axis runs
[p= vacuity , empty space , air , ether , sky
[p= heaven
[p= brahma
[p= (in
[p= the
[p= N.
[p= talc
[p= a city
[p= a field
[p= happiness (a meaning derived fr.
[p= action
[p= understanding
(H2) (in