Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

The three body according to yoga

According to yoga, there are three bodies or sheaths that make up a human being. These sheaths are known as the physical body, the subtle body, and the causal body. Each body has its own characteristics, functions, and purposes.

  1. Physical Body: The physical body, also known as the gross body, is the most visible and tangible aspect of the human being. It is made up of the five elements of nature, namely earth, water, fire, air, and ether. This body is responsible for carrying out all physical actions and experiences in life, including movement, sensation, and digestion.
  • Subtle Body: The subtle body, also known as the astral body, is the energetic body that surrounds and permeates the physical body. It is composed of 72,000 energy channels or nadis, and seven major energy centers or chakras. This body is responsible for the regulation of the nervous system, the circulation of energy, and the expression of emotions and thoughts.
  • Causal Body: The causal body, also known as the spiritual body, is the most subtle and abstract aspect of the human being. It is the source of consciousness and the repository of all karmic impressions or samskaras. This body is responsible for the evolution of the soul and the attainment of liberation or moksha.

Yoga practice aims to balance and harmonize all three bodies by using various techniques such as asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and mantra chanting. By integrating the physical, subtle, and causal bodies, one can experience a sense of wholeness, inner peace, and spiritual awakening.

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