Small group classes for Post Graduate students. Refresh your practice , enhance your asana and pranayama, revise your prop use and teaching techniques, and afterwards discuss the practice, and any other issues coming up regarding teaching and/or practice!
Bookings are required. Please email to find out the next available session time.
Suffolk Park -address supplied on request.
Cost-$35.00 in person
$25.00- Live online or receive recorded practice and discussion after the event.
Next Post Graduate Session is;
Wednesday August 24th, 8.30am-11.45am.
Awakening the Koshas 1-Annamaya Kosha
The Pancha Kosha
Pancha = five. Kosha= layer/sheath/dimension.
According to the Vedas, human beings are not just composed of a physical body and the more ephemeral realm of ‘mind’ or consciousness. Instead, there are five clear and distinct layers or ‘koshas’. Each kosha (literally sheath or dimension) represents a dimension of human existence or experience.
The pancha kosha provide us with a model with which to understand human experience. The koshas each represent a level of experience or existence, proceeding from subtle to ever more gross; they are like a map for understanding our experiences, and for finding the subtler layers of experience.
They are also a microcosmic representation of all that is manifest in the universe. Everything that is manifest exists on similar levels and layers of reality. (This is how yoga can enable us to work within the microcosm of our beings to understand universal truths.)
Each of the five layers covers and obscures the more subtle level of awareness and existence that is beneath. These five levels span the spectrum of human nature and experience. They provide a model for human development and growth.
Annamaya Kosha: The Physical Layer.
Anna= food; literally, the food body, signifying that we build our material body out of what we eat.
The purely physical body, material existence.
In yogic lifestyle we try to care for the body on all levels (adequate and good quality water, food, air, sleep, exercise and rest) so that it gives us joy, and allows us to go in deeper without distractions that come from physical disease and pain.
In our practice, we will try to deeply listen to what the body is telling us and respond. Noticing areas of stiffness, heaviness, soreness or lightness, ease and comfortability, we will work with asana and breath to bring balance and stability, combined with softness and ease. This is the meaning of “Sthira Sukkha” that Patanjali talks about as the quality looked for in all asana.
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Beachside Suffolk Park-address supplied on booking.