Yoga Psychology | The Pancha-Koshas / The 5 Selves   


The Five Sheaths (Koshas) Kosha, the Samskrita word signifies a cover, but as per Sandhya Bhasha, or the Twilight Language of Yoga, the word kosha, as utilized in Samkhya Yoga stands for the self. According to Samkhya Yoga, the Yoga of the Numbering, there are a number of levels down which consciousness travel. As Shakti, or Universal energy and Shiva, or Universal consciousness transform along these levels, they unite and transmute from purer and more rarefied forms of higher consciousness to more substantive forms possessing correspondingly lesser consciousness. Finally, at the 5th level below that of the pure self, Universal energy and [...]