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Manomaya Kosha: Mental Body

The Koshas: From Gross to Causal

From the yogic perspective, we are multidimensional beings encompassed in five koshas (sheaths). In this talk, Sandra Anderson introduces us to the manomaya kosha, or mental body—the dimension of our being that corresponds to manas (the thinking mind) and allows us to perceive the world through the senses. Tune in to learn how yogic tools quiet and stabilize the mental body so that we can begin to know the subtlest layers of our being—and ultimately, discover our true essence.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 12 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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