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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

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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