The koshas or sheaths

This term we’re going to look at the koshas or sheaths. We’ll begin with Annamaya Kosha – the physical sheath.

Let’s start our practice with the left hand on the heart and the right hand on the lower abdomen – the position of self nourishment. After the stretches, we’ll work with the nose to knee poses, while lying, then move on to the bridges. Twists follow this, beginning gently.

We’ll use the boat pose to take us to sitting, then move into forward bends, backward bends and twists while seated.

Swan – cat – dog follows this, interspersed with the mermaid twist. A really nice focussed routine.

After the cool downs, we’ll sit for meditation. Here we’ll combine Pranayama with Meditation by employing Sama Vritti Pranayama.

We’ll complete our practice with the 22 body part relaxation.

So good to be back to class, and to embrace our yoga family once more!

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti

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