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Seeing and Healing Our Patterns Through The Lens of The 5 Koshas

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Ancient eastern Yogic philosophy shines a light on our human nature through the study of the self. It's a tool for self-regulation and self-healing, a therapy for all beings. Learn how can we can understand our own nature and take better care of ourselves through the lens of koshas. In the video lecture below, I love the way Erika Van Gemeren explains the 5 Koshas and how clearly she unveils the aspects of our unconscious behaviors.

Koshas were first described in the ancient yoga text the Taittiriya Upanishad. This Vedic text is thought to have been written during the sixth century B.C. and provides guidelines relating to spiritual liberation.

The koshas are key to enhancing awareness of our inner world and developing a connection among our mind, body, and spirit. Attention to our koshas awakens deeper states of self-awareness.

As we study and practice yoga, we can develop bliss, happiness that is not dependent on external objects or life events but results from a cultivated state of mind that does not come and go as circumstances change. Even physical pain becomes less stressful with the awareness of a cultivated mind.

Simply put, the teaching of yoga gives us a way of finding liberation from unnecessary suffering. 

'Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional' - Buddha


Please enjoy learning more about each of the five koshas, their meaning, and how you can use them in your life to understand yourself better and to start relating to the old things with a new perspective. The video lecture is recorded at Glow by Erika Van Gemeren. You can learn from home, or take Erika's Kosha's workshops in Sausalito, San Francisco, and Washington State - see more

Thank you for watching, and for choosing to honor and take loving care of what you have been given as a gift. Sending you love, please do not give up. 

Erika Van Gemeren and Natasha🌱✨

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