What’s A Kosha?

 March 28, 2011
Posted by Kitzie

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the subtle bodies. This is interesting reading if you do any kind of spiritual practice.

Getting to Know You

Explore the layers of your body and soul to find your inner core of goodness.

By Sally Kempton/Yoga Journal

I was 21 years old the first time I asked myself the question, “Who am I?” I’d just graduated from college and by sheer luck had managed to get a job writing for a well-known alternative newspaper. The job was scary; it put all my skills on the line. Even scarier was that the people I was meeting in this new grown-up world all seemed to have fully formed personae. They knew exactly who they were and what they wanted—while I didn’t have a clue. Or so it seemed.

I was in a full-blown youthful identity crisis. So one day, using my journal, I embarked on an inquiry. “Who am I really?” I wrote. “What is really true about me? What defines me? Am I my body (good hair, nice skin, crooked teeth, legs that aren’t as long as I think they ought to be)? Am I what other people think of me, my popularity and reputation? Am I my emotions, which take me all over the place? Am I my taste in music or clothes, my political opinions? Who is the real me?”

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