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By Krishna Maheshwari


Sometimes transliterated as: Abhyasa, AbhyAsa, Abhyaasa


  1. practice; cultivation; conditioning; learning; repetition
  2. habit; tendency.


Practice is repetition of efforts to achieve perfection.

Abhyāsa is used in a technical sense in Patañjali's system of Yoga. Repetition of efforts put forth to keep the modifications of mind, vṛtti, suppressed is referred to as abhyāsa. This abhyāsa when done for over a long, continuous period with faith, will be firmly established leading to yogic states.[1]

In Sanskrit grammar, the word is used to indicate the first part of the duplicated verbal root.<Astādhyāyī of Pāṇini 6.1.4</ref>

References

  1. Yogasutras 1.12, 13, 14
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
  • Abhyāsa by Jit Majumdar