You consist of 5 organs of action and 5 organs of perception, yoga is subtle and it teaches us to be sensitive to the senses. There are 11 Sense Organs in total and we all interact with 5 Pancha Karmendriyas or Organs of Action which are met with 5 Organs of Perception or Pancha Jnanendriyas and the mind (Manas) is the bridge.
Take a moment right now and observe your sense organs. Start first with checking in with the organs of perception (below), then observe the organs of perceptions with the organs of action and notice how they are connected.
5 Organs of Perception - Pancha Jnanendriyas
- Shotra - Ears
- Tvak - Skin
- Chakshu - Eyes
- Jivha - Tongue
- Grahna - Nose
5 Organs of Action - Pancha Karmendriyas
- Pada - Feet
- Pani - Hands
- Payu - Organs of Elimination
- Upastha - Organs of Reproduction
- Vak - Voice Box
Photography by me at Grandview Beach, Leucadia, California.