Samskaras are the activators. In yoga, samskaras have a great deal to do with ones psychological makeup. The samskaras are imprints of ones experiences of their daily lives, they are both unconscious and conscious. These are unavoidable imprints, if you will, in our subconscious. From the inner world of ones own individual universe, and the external existence, whether we desire them or not.
Samskaras are the highly dynamic forces of ones psyche. They are the propelling forces of all of our actions in life, consciously. Samskaras in yoga are known to be types of forces, subliminally speaking. Such as those that force the externalization of our consciousness, you see, our actions. We bring our thoughts, our conscious thoughts out into manifestation in the physical. And secondly, those forces that cause consciousness to be inhibited. Now, we want to cultivate the inhibition of those subliminal activators so as to not continue the generation, and the regeneration of these activating forces. This practice of inhibition I’m speaking of leads to what we call in yoga, samadhi, or conscious ecstasy.