‘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’.Goode A, Mastering a State of being, www.yogamandir.com.au
The subject is in 5 parts and contains articles, videos and quotes. It is advisable to not rush through our subjects consuming the content quickly: apply a reflective mode where you might read an article prior to or immediately after practice. Where quotes are used they are often accompanied by an extract of the text. Look up other quotes used (as they often have the source and page noted) and read a fuller portion of the text. You might consider covering one part of the subject each week. Access to T-Ph07 is for 10 weeks.