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Anandamaya Kosha: Bliss Body

The Koshas: From Gross to Causal

Joy, happiness, delight, bliss—according to the yogic kosha model, all of these desirable feelings emanate from our innermost sheath, the anandamaya kosha (bliss body). In this talk, Sandra Anderson describes the anandamaya kosha and shares how our yoga practice can allow us to experience our innate inner blissfulness and tap into our highest reverence for all of life.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 9 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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