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The Five Koshas

Last month we discussed Koshas one (Annamaya Kosha/Physical Sheath) and two (Pranayama Kosha/Vital Energy Sheath). Here we will continue with Koshas three, four and five. According to yoga tradition, each of us houses five different bodies, each made of finer gradations of energy. Rather than these bodies being separated by physical space, energetic levels separate […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Five Koshas

The Five Koshas

According to yoga tradition, each of us houses five different bodies, each made of finer gradations of energy. Think of them like those Russian nesting…

Breath and Spirit

Breath and Spirit

In practicing yoga, we are always reminded to concentrate on our breath while we are performing asanas. I have studied meditative traditions linked to the…

The Silver Thread: Samadhi and Levels of Consciousness

The Silver Thread: Samadhi and Levels of Consciousness

Samadhi refers to a non-dualistic state of consciousness. This contrasts with our ordinary states of mind which are fundamentally dualistic. Dualism is inherent in ordinary…

The Silver Thread –  Feelings, not Thoughts:  The New Mindfulness

The Silver Thread – Feelings, not Thoughts: The New Mindfulness

In my last column, I spoke of the origins of psychotherapy under Sigmund Freud, and its almost exclusive dependence on cognitive processes such as insight.…

About Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

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