we have layers after layers of bodies:-
Physical Body is made up of five elements earth, water, fire, air and space, which is constantly nourished by food. Food comes from earth. Be alert when eating as it is circulating in the body and makes the blood, bone and marrow to be strong. Eating pure food makes the physical body light and strong. When you feel that the body has become heavy and lethargy do not eat for some time, till your body becomes light. Always eat right quality and right quantity of food with awareness.
Energy Body is bigger than the physical body and it is not confined in the physical body. It is inside the physical body and also outside the physical body. The energy surrounds the physical body like a subtle climate, an aura of energy. If you are going to get illness or disease, your energy body shows indication of illness six months before manifesting in the physical body. No examination, no testing of the physical body shows anything of the illness or disease, but the energy body shows it. Before illness or disease entering the physical body it enters the energy body, hence it is possible to treat a person before he has fallen ill. Once it becomes so then there is no need of humanity to fall ill. Right and natural kind of belly breathing is required to keep the purity of breathing because the energy body is made up of a subtle energy that travels inside the body with the breathing. Breathing from belly is required, belly should go up while inhaling and go down while exhaling. The chest should not be used too much for breathing, it should be used in case of emergencies only. If breathing done continuously from the chest, tensions and fear will be created in the mind.
Mind body is bigger and subtler than the energy body. The mind body grows when you face, encounter situation on your own and bring your own energy to solve them. Observe the thoughts coming and going, do not get attached with it. Attracted to ill thought many catch illness. When mind is disturbed, just let it be, give it a little time, the mind will settle down on its own. you don’t have to put in any effort to calm the mind, it will happen, it is effortless.
Intuitive Body called as Vignanamaya Kosha. It goes beyond reason and it is very very spacious. It is very subtle and is an intuitive grasp. It is not thinking about things but it is seeing directly into the nature of things. You just look at things, you don’t think about it, there is no “about” in intuition. You simply become available, receptive and reality reveals to you its nature. You don’t project things.