Yoga psychology acknowledges that whilst we exist as a physical entity, we are ultimately much more than our body. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali has classified five layers or kosas to our existence. Our physical presence is undeniable but this is merely the outer layer. The second layer is the physiological form or energetic form. Then follows the mental/emotional layer and the intellectual layer. Finally, there is the divine layer. We are in harmony when our actions are cohesive across and between each of these five kosas. We exist, in effect, as complex organisms without distinction between body, mind and soul.
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