Ahamkara: Definition, Qualities, and Ways to Subdue

Yoga philosophy teaches that the mind has four parts or functions: ahamkara, which is the ego mind; buddhi, which is our intellect and wisdom; manas, which is our sensory and perceiving mind; and chitta, which is our memory. The default mode of consciousness for most humans is the ahamkara, which causes much of our negativity, suffering, and discontent in life. When we practice yoga, we focus on cultivating and strengthening …Ahamkara