Samskaras, Vasanas, Habits (for Yoga Teachers)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce and explore samskaras, vasanas and habits, and how yoga purifies negative karmic impressions.


Explore the Yoga Sutra’s teachings on the importance of samskaras and vasanas, including how they are formed, why they are important, and yogic principles that help to purify and eliminate negative karmic impressions.


Define samskara and vasana and explain the practical implications. Translate the yoga sutras that include the topic of samskara. Define “habit” and its relationship to samskara. Describe how yoga helps to uncover and purify samskaras.


habit, innate, psyche, samskara, subliminal, vasana

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