A practice that deeply respects the complementarity of the koshas and the importance of integrating each of them leads to greater balance. Exploring the shit and pleasure of the physical realm grounds the potential for a deep denial of our humanity when only the koshas of mind and bliss are explored. On the other hand, keeping mindful of our energetic and spiritual nature reminds the yoga butt obsessions within us (and they are within all of us to some degree!) that there is something more to our existence than achieving physical perfection.
A deep honouring of each of our bodies helps us to realize our fundamental wholeness, or Pure Being. This last “non-sheath” is what is revealed as we hold the totality of our human/divine nature. This human/divine nature is expressed through all of the koshas. What would it look like in your own practice to honour each of your bodies? What would it look like to remind ourselves of the multidimensional reality that we are the next time we think we know which approach to yoga is the right one?