Freeing the Trapped Stories From Your Body

Take a journey through the koshas to release pain and toxins

Keri Mangis
3 min readDec 9, 2022


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Have you ever felt as though your mind and heart are ready to move on to a new incarnation of yourself, yet your body remains stuck in the past? Maybe you feel like your mindset lives in a new, healthier dimension, yet your body lags behind?

It is one thing to move through the pain, loss, trauma, and betrayal that settles in our body from past stories via our mind or heart. With good support, we can understand why we had to experience some pain or event and come to terms with our stories. It is quite another thing, however, for the physical body to accept these same terms.

If your body is still presenting symptoms — aches, pains, diseases, symptoms of anxiety/depression — from stories you feel like you’ve healed, it’s time to work with the body more directly.

The Koshas

In yogic anatomy, there are five layers, or coverings, of our soul. In Sanskrit, they are called “koshas.” Ordered from densest to subtlest, they are:

Annamaya Kosha (physical body)
Pranamaya Kosha (breath body)
Manomaya Kosha (mind body)
Vijnanamaya Kosha (intuitive/higher mind)
Anandamaya Kosha (bliss body)



Keri Mangis

I am author and speaker, dedicated to getting out (and staying out) of Plato’s Cave of shadows and deception. Hope to bring a few people with me.