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- n. Plural form of kosha.
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Vedanta (Hindu philosophy) goes further than this, discussing five sheaths (or koshas) of the body.
The remaining two i.e. the Vijnanamaya and the Anandamaya koshas are absolutely stress free.
Interestingly, Sri Aurobindo's psychology has almost nothing in it from traditional Indian systems like Vedanta (five koshas, three or four states of consciousness), Samkhya (tattwas), Patanjali Yoga, etc.
If the inscriptions of the former tell us more about mukhalingas and koshas and those of the latter have more allusions to the worship of the compound deity Hari-hara, this is probably a matter of chance.
In addition to using physical yoga poses, Stenzler teaches her clients about the five koshas, or layers of consciousness, in yoga: physical, energetic, mental-emotional, wisdom and bliss.
The conscious state consists of the annamaya and the pranamaya koshas, and these two bodies are made up of food and of prana.
Certain koshas or ` treasuries 'of related words are studied side by side with Kalidasa's dramas and Bhartrihari's epigrams, and like them have achieved the status of classics.