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This episode explores the Koshas through various practices and possible outcomes.
Listeners journey into the layers of being, through the lens of practice, to better understand and connect more fully with self.
Motivations for practice are different for each person. What called you to practice? What is your dominant layer (it will change regularly)?
Are you interested in deepening self-study? Do you simply want asana? Ok! Looking to increase vitality levels or tap the parasympathetic nervous system through the breath? Or, perhaps watch your thoughts and emotions and see how they impact the other layers? Can you recognize the wisdom of your experiences and glimpse the possibility of bliss? These are simply a sample of options.
Kosha Yoga gives teachers and students a map to be able to identify and work with the layers that are calling for attention, even within a group setting. This takes teaching and practicing to the next level.
Learning to identify which layer of being requires attention can profoundly shift one's practice. When the practitioner knows in which layer the origin story of need occurs, she can practice more intentionally and with more precision.
Kosha Yoga is a layered practice that touches and meets each person where she is, but never leaves her there.
Brief Kosha Review:
- Annamayakosha – Body – movement, healthful food
- Pranamayakosha – Vitality – breath work
- Manomayakosha – Mental – thoughts, emotions
- Vijnanamayakosha – Wisdom – instinct - intuition
- Anandamayakosha – Bliss – nonduality, union
Tantra Illuminated - Christopher D. Wallis
*Couldn't find the clip from the movie Hair where Treat Williams (as Berger) turns a finger peace sign into just the middle finger gesture. If you watch it, I seem to recall it's not long after his character is introduced.
Our Amazing Team:
Judith George - Editor (video & audio)
Keith Kenny - Music
Cindy Fatsis - Photography