Ananda (Bliss) maya Kosha

Our fifth body is so subtle that most of us find it very hard to locate, let alone live in! Yogic philosophy sees it as the “final veil” wafting between our ordinary consciousness and our true higher self. Genuine sages and enlightened people who live in their “bliss bodies” inhabit a space of perfect atunement and contentment.

Yet, connecting with Ananda-maya-kosha is not unattainable for those of us who put some work into the first four sheaths. Those of us who practise intensely focussed meditation sometimes touch this space, often to have it slip away just as we realise we are there. This taste is a tantalising affirmation that by attending to our physical, energetic, mind/emotional and wisdom bodies that we are on the road to a life of health, clarity and peace.