Five Body Detoxification (Edited - >800 words)

Five Body Detoxification

We all are well versed with the term ‘detoxification’. Detoxification simply means elimination of toxins from our body. But detoxification is just not related to physical body detoxification it is a holistic term extending to other four light bodies surrounding our solid form.

Our being is made of 5 bodies. The first is our physical body – the solid form. The next four bodies are the light form. Encompassing the physical body is the etheric body. Covering the etheric body is the astral body. Covering the astral body is the causal body. And encompassing all the bodies is the super causal body.

Let’s understand what comprises these five bodies and the different ways to detox these five bodies.

1. Physical body – physical body or the gross body is simply the vehicle of all the other bodies during physical incarnation. Gross body needs gross food, drink and air which it gets from Annamaya and Pranamaya Kosha. Annamaya kosha simply put is the 'foodstuff' sheath (Anna) and Pranamaya kosha is the energy sheath (Prana/apana).

Detoxification – Physical body detoxification is the process of neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body. Detoxification works on the cellular level and promotes the body to use its own natural healing system in fighting disease. Detoxification rids our body of dangerous substances, restores vitality, and improves our overall health.

Different approaches to physical body detoxification are:

1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.

2. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea.

3. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.

4. Drink at least two quarts of water a day.

5. Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.

6. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

7. Practice Colon Hydrotherapy- It makes the digestive system more effective.

8. Take an Infra-red Sauna Treatment – Heating of the tissues enhances metabolic processes. Greater cellular energy production facilitates healing.

9. Scrub your skin with a dry brush or take a foot spa treatment to remove toxins through your pores.
10. Do yoga, jump-roping, Qigong. Qigong is martial-arts based exercise system that includes exercises specifically for detoxifying or cleansing.


2. Etheric body -The etheric body or the ether-body is a name given by neo-Theosophy to a vital body or subtle body. It’s the lowest layer in the "human energy field" or aura. It is said to be in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with "higher" bodies.
The Etheric Body gives vitality, health, life and organization to the Physical Body. It steps energies from the higher bodies down into our physical consciousness.

 Detoxification: Detox of the Etheric Body and the etheric universe is done by practices such as pranayama, tai chi, chi Kung (qi gong), and Taoist yoga as well as simply by paying attention with the idea of energy in mind.


3. Astral body - The astral body is a subtle body. It is related to an astral plane. The Astral Body gives us the ability to have desires, emotions, imagination, and psychic abilities. It lends power to our thought which is essential for effective action and manifestation.

 Detoxification : Detox  of the Astral Universe is done by meditation, psychic development techniques, out of body (astral) travel techniques, shamanic practices, lucid dreaming, drugs - especially psychedelics, certain pranayama practices, and certain types of energetic stimulation.


4. Causal body - Karana sarira or the causal body is the storehouse for consciousness and virtues cultivated in each person's lifetime. It is also the sum total of experiences from all past lives. The causal body holds the impressions of subconscious mind and karmic account. The impressions in the subconscious mind are also known as vāsanā-s. Karmic account and vāsanā-s together decide the personality of a man.

Detoxification: Kundalini meditation and Sri vidya meditation are powerful practices for rejuvenating causal body.


5. Super causal body - the super causal body is jīvātman, which is our soul. Soul consciousness is a feeling of 'I am presence' - Aham brahmasamee.

 Detoxification: The highest state of meditation that is delta state makes one feel the absolute soul consciousness. Sri vidya meditation is one such powerful meditative practice to rejuvenate soul consciousness.


Following the above mentioned 5 body detoxification process, one can cleanse his/her aura and rejuvenate spiritually, mentally and physically.


Bio: Sunanda is a life coach, tarot reader, psychic and a published author. She can be reached at


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Comment by Sunanda Sharma on June 12, 2016 at 5:43am

Yes I am good with the new title.

Thank you.

Comment by Regina Chouza on June 6, 2016 at 6:58pm

Hi Sunanda - Thanks for the update! I am sending this through to the publishers for review with a slight revision on the title. Would you be OK with the following? Thanks! Regina

Detoxify Your Spiritual and Physical Bodies (All 5 of Them)

Comment by Regina Chouza on May 30, 2016 at 11:28pm

Thank you! Sorry for the delay getting back to you.

I have a question on soul consciousness, as you mention it in both the causal and super causal bodies. You also mentioned the same type of meditation to detox both (Sri vidya). I just wanted to touch base with you as I wonder what distinguishes the two bodies =)

Please send me an inbox when you have replied or updated the article, for some reason I am no longer receiving an email when comments are made on article submissions.

Thanks again!


Comment by Sunanda Sharma on May 20, 2016 at 4:07am

Hi Regina,

Thank you so much for the feedback.

I have curtailed it to >800 words and simplified the language.

Appreciate your feedback.


Comment by Regina Chouza on May 19, 2016 at 3:26pm

Hi Sunanda,

Thank you so much for submitting this article on detox of the five bodies - its an interesting read. I don't know if you saw Kathy's update last month but we have revised our submission guidelines to focus on shorter articles of 500-800 words. Would you be able to trim this down?

Also, just a tiny suggestion on some of the passages which come across as being almost too technical  - I feel that readers might get bogged down in the details and miss the big picture.

For example, I had to read this several times to understand the point:

"Gross body is simply the vehicle of all the other Principles (bodies) during physical incarnation. Annamaya & part (physical manifestation) of Pranamaya Kosh reside in Gross (physical) body. Gross body needs gross food, drink and air which it gets from Annamaya and Pranamaya Kosha"

Let me know your thoughts, but that part could even be taken out, leaving this instead:

1. Physical body – physical body  is gross body that is made up of the Panchmahabhutas – the five primordial elements, i.e., Akash (vacuum), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jal (water) and Prithvi (earth) and is subject to  six fold change: birth, subsistence, growth, maturity, decay, and death. This is the dense physical body, which needs food, air and liquid to survive.  At death the physical body perishes and its five constituent elements are dissolved.

Just a thought - feel free to keep/rephrase those lines if they are needed (as I am not so familiar with the techniques that you mention). Thanks again for the submission.

Reiki hugs,


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