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Five Maya Koshas -- Looking for Written Resources

Nichole2010-07-05 04:08:23 +0000 #1
Dear Yoga Family,

I am looking to expand my library on the five maya koshas. Any recommendations you may have will be worth my investigation.

Be well,
Nichole2010-07-05 04:11:58 +0000 #2
Hello Dear Ones,

I am going to answer my own question as more resources and references are sent my way, so that any interested parties can also share in what is being found. I had a list going from before this post, though I need to get it typed up and cited properly to share it here. I will do that soon.

I would love to hear from our members about their personal experiences of the koshas. To experience the effects of asana as it moves from the 1st kosha into the other 4 koshas: the change in the quality of the breath and the spontaneous pranayama, the stilling of the vrittis, the insights from our own sadhgura and then the bliss...

If appropriate for you, please share your experiences here.

With love,



Originally Posted by Mukunda

original source is Taittirya Upanishad chapter two one can find this text published by the Vedanta Society of Ramakrishna. Joseph Lapage's Integrative Yoga Therapy group has produced a chart of the koshas showing how to do therapy for them. I contributed to this group effort to compose it. A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Technique of Yoga and Kriya, Bihar School of Yoga, 1989 also has some information. There is no singular reference on this to cover it extensively. It would be a good project for a motivated yogini. namaste



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