How Does Yoga Therapy Work?
Yoga offers a broad range of healing benefits because it works holistically on the level of our whole being, not just the physical body. According to yoga philosophy, we are not just our physical body or mind, we are multi-dimensional beings made up of many different, interactive levels.
In the yoga framework, these levels are referred to as the five sheaths or the Five Koshas. To understand the Five Koshas and the role they play in yoga therapy, it's easiest to think of the koshas as a series of Russian dolls, each embedded within the others. Starting from the outermost layer and moving towards the core, the Five Koshas proceed from outer to inner in greater and greater levels of subtlety.