Beliefs, Core Beliefs, Vikalpas, Limiting Beliefs (for Yoga Teachers)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we prepare to more deeply explore the mind and its blocks by laying the groundwork related to beliefs and vikalpas.


Become familiar with the foundational terminology and considerations related to beliefs, cognitive bias, subconscious and core beliefs and vikalpas.


Define and discuss beliefs. Relate beliefs to perceptions. Discuss a key reason why changing beliefs can be difficult. Explain how beliefs are formed. Define and give examples of a subconscious belief and a core belief. Discuss common Define the Sanskrit word, vikalpa and explain why this is an important topic. Describe limiting beliefs and why we have them. Discuss the relationship between limiting beliefs and the collective of humanity.


belief, cognitive bias, core belief, vikalpa

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