The Vijnanamaya & Anandamaya  Koshas For Yoga Therapy & Mental Health

innermost self

Welcome to episode 45 of The Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy and Meditation podcast.

In this episode, Breathing Deeply Founder, Brandt Passalacqua is sharing information about our 2 inner koshas – the Vijnanamaya kosha (our unconscious mind) and the Anandamaya kosha (our spirit body or bliss body) in the context of yoga therapy.

We have 5 koshas in total which represent the different layers of our being from our physical (outermost layer) body to our spiritual body (innermost layer).

In this episode, learn about the importance of the innermost koshas for working with clients and in particular mental health clients as a yoga therapist.

Om Shanthi

This episode covers: 

  • Overview of the 5 koshas
  • The koshas and yoga therapy for mental health
  • The Vijnanamaya kosha & samskaras
  • The Anandamaya kosha and contentment
  • Contacting Anadamaya kosha through ritual
  • Contacting the Anandamaya kosha through connection
  • Working with the inner koshas is where yoga therapists shine
Breathing Deeply · Our Innermost Self – An Exploration Of The Vijnanamaya & Anandamaya Koshas For Mental Health

Breathing Deeply is a Yoga Therapy and Meditation School, founded by lead teacher Brand Passalacqua in 2014. We hold online and in-person Yoga Therapy Foundations and IAYT accredited Advanced Programs and retreats along with Meditation Programs, including online meditation teacher training and certification and holistic weight loss with Being At Peace with Food.

Breathing Deeply is made up of an active and thriving community of yogis, caregivers, therapists, mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, medical professionals, parents & children with the same intention—to serve others, lessen suffering, and co-create a new paradigm in wellness.

Info Session

Brandt talks about common questions applicants have about the Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Program. Tune in to get the full program details.