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The 5 Layers of Being: Pancha Kosha

The 5 Layers of Being: Pancha Kosha

Rather than just addressing the physical body, yoga ascertains that there are indeed 5 bodies, 5 layers of self or being, that must be addressed for overall healing to take place. Known as Koshas or layers or sheath, each layer moves from the outermost physical body to the deep spiritual core. The 5 Koshas or Pancha Kosha are listed below:

Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Vikalpa Vritti

Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Vikalpa Vritti

Maharishi Patanjali succinctly defines Yoga as: Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodha or Yoga is the cessation of fluctuations of the mindThere are five types of mental fluctuations (or vrittis) which help us get a better understanding of the workings of our mind. He says these five vrittis can be painful or non-painful. 

Forward into the Past- The Many Benefits of Forward Folds

Forward into the Past- The Many Benefits of Forward Folds

Forward folds are one of the most important and wholesome group of asanas. They are a sort of all-rounders in terms of the benefits they offer; fr...
Inversions for the Mind, Body and Soul

Inversions for the Mind, Body and Soul

Beyond the obvious physical benefits of improved balance, core, shoulder, and arm strength, Inversions have several benefits like improved mental functions, energetic boost, increased confidence, humility, and literally a new perspective. 
Finding your "Soulmat" - A Guide to Choosing the Right Yoga Mat

Finding your "Soulmat" - A Guide to Choosing the Right Yoga Mat

In your yoga journey, your mat is going to be your best friend on which you fall, slip, sweat, and ultimately grow. It is therefore crucial to carefully choose your mat. Beyond finding a colour and design that suits your style, your mat needs to be comfortable, portable, storable, sticky, and maybe even environmentally friendly.

Use this guide to help you find your perfect “soulmat”!