In my last post Say Hello to Samskara, I discussed how our thoughts and experiences engrain themselves into our subconscious and become habits. In this post, I want to follow up on the idea of samskaras or our habitual patterns and how these patterns affect they way we learn new things.
As a professional dancer, yoga instructor and Pilates instructor I understand firsthand how powerful habits can be through my own muscle memory. Memory is not possible without thoughts and experiences, which are processed via the conscious mind. These experiences become stored impressions, aka samskaras within our subconscious mind. It is very difficult to unlearn something that you’ve been doing for many years because it stays with you on a SUBconscious level. (more…)