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Introduction to the Panchamaya Kosha Model

The Koshas: From Gross to Causal

Explore the multi-dimensional, yogic view of what it means to be a human being. In this talk, Sandra Anderson introduces us to the panchamaya kosha model: the five sheaths, or coverings, that obscure our true essence—pure consciousness. Learn how skillfully applying your knowledge of each of the koshas becomes a powerful road map for moving inward—from gross to subtle to causal—and ultimately to the realization of your innermost core being.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 10 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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