(Nirodha Parināma): “The transformation of dissolution.” This term refers to the deep transformation of the subconscious mind explained and recommended by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras (3:9-12). In nirodha parinama, different samskaras (subconscious tendencies) are dissolved or, in other words, sublimated in stillness and peace. Every moment of stillness and clarity (a consequence of deep meditative states) creates subconscious tendencies of nirodha (dissolution). Each instance of nirodha predisposes the practitioner to another. Once firmly grounded in the subconscious, these impressions of nirodha completely transform how we perceive the world and our self-identity. When impressions of nirodha grow sufficiently in number and strength, they permeate the subconscious, replacing impressions of externalization. Over time, samskaras of nirodha become the dominant influence on the mind’s functioning and, thus, all traumas and reactivity are gradually annihilated, bringing moksha (liberation).