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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

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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