Panch Akasha – Five Spaces in Yogic Practice



Panch Akasha are five spaces inside body in yogic practice. Akasha or Shunya means space, vaccum or sky and panch means five. These five spaces are

Shunya Akasha
Ativa Shunya or Ati Shunya
Maha Shunya
Shunyati Shunya and
Antah Shunya

As per Hathayogapradipika,

Shunya Akasha is inside the heart lotus (Anahata Chakra);
Atishnuya is the akasha inside the throat lotus.
Mahashunhya is the akasha inside the lotus between the ajna chakra (eyebrows)

Information about Shunyati Shunya and Antah Shunya is found in the Satchakranirupana of Paramananda. It is said that meditation on Antah Shunya brings about mukti or liberation.