Pancha Koshas

Annamaya Kosha (Physical)
Annamaya Kosha(sheath of food) is our physical body which is composed of blood, muscles, bones and organ system nourished by the food we eat. This remains in a state of balance only when all these are in synchronization both structurally & functionally, and that can happen only when we eat right kinds of food suiting our constitution, season, mind & environment.

Pranamaya Kosha(Breath)
Pranamaya Kosha(sheath of vital airs) is a subtler sheath which can be just felt, but not seen when compared to Annamaya Kosha. This is composed of Prana or Chi or Energy or Breath as you call it; this is nourished by the respiratory breathing which is much more essential than our food and the external energies from the environment. This sheath is responsible for all our physiological functions namely breathing, digesting, metabolizing, circulation, endocrinal, neural, skeletal, muscular, etc.

Manomaya Kosha(Mind)
Manomaya Kosha(sheath of mind & emotions) represents the much subtler sheath than Pranamaya Kosha. It can either be seen or felt like the earlier two sheaths or koshas. The mind is composed of emotions, thoughts, feelings and memories. These elements of the mind affect our physiology, relationships, responses & efficiency directly. This sheath is brought to a state of balance by calming and understanding our emotions in a much more balanced manner.

Vijnanamaya Kosha(Intellect)
Vijnanamaya Kosha(sheath of intellect) is nothing but our intelligence & wisdom. This intelligence helps us to use the earlier three sheaths appropriately by giving us the discriminative ability to differentiate between the right & wrong, positive & negative. This is also the sheath of cognition, conditioning & de-conditioning our core opinions.

Anandamaya Kosha(Bliss)
Anandamaya Kosha(sheath of bliss), as mentioned previously is a state of perfect balance of all the above sheaths of living. This is attained by NATURAL HEALING SOLUTIONS.

What are the tools to achieve the balance of these five Sheaths?

The table given below gives you a brief about the tools required or used to bring in a state of balance among the above mentioned sheaths.

 

 

Koshas or Sheaths

Tools required or used

Annamaya Kosha
(Sheath of food)

Wellness Lifestyle, Wellness Diet & Nutrition, Yoga Asanas, Herbs & Herbal therapies, Herbal medicines, Modern day Pharmaceuticals, Therapeutic Healing Massage, Therapeutic Physical therapies, Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies and others

Pranamaya Kosha
(Sheath of Vital airs)

Wellness Lifestyle, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, Yogic Pranayamas, Aromatherapy

Manomaya Kosha
(Sheath of Mind & Emotions)

Wellness Lifestyle, Positive Mental attitude, Emotional wellness through Aromatherapy, Counselling, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Meditation, Prayers, Healing massages, Herbal therapies, Wellness diet & Nutrition

Vijnanamaya Kosha
(Sheath of intellect)

Wellness Lifestyle, Meditation

Anandamaya Kosha
(Sheath of bliss)

Welness Lifestyle