Kleshas – Raga & Dvesha (Grasping & Repulsion)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we delve into teachings related to the third and fourth kleshas, raga and dvesha.


Examine the second klesha, asmita, and be prepared to lead students in exploration of this yoga subject.


Describe raga and dvesha. How is the universal desire to be happy related to raga and dvesha? Does sutra 2.7 say that desire is bad? What are some examples of how we come to realize that tendencies to grasp and avoid cause suffering? How can yoga practice help the practitioner in terms of raga and dvesha?

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