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Annamaya kosha

Source Quote

And the father said to him: “Seek to know him from whom all beings have come, by whom they all live, and unto whom they all return. He is Brahman.” 1So Bhrigu went and practised tapas, spiritual prayer. Then he thought that Brahman was the food of the earth: for from the earth all beings have come, by food of the earth they all live, and unto the earth they all return.


Kosha/s Explained

This is the outermost layer and pertains to the physical body. It encompasses the tangible, material aspects of our existence, including the muscles, bones, organs, and skin. It is nourished by the food we eat and is the vehicle through which we interact with the external world. It’s an expression of our consciousness and our uniqueness.


Keep Elevated

To work with this kosha and elevate it, focus on practices that promote physical health and well-being. Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, adequate sleep, and mindful movement can help maintain the health of the physical body and keep it in a place of balance and harmony. We can become aware of our body and its movements with the aim of gaining flexibility, strength and balance. We can notice what we put in to our body, food, words etc and the effects. We can learn to listen to the messages of our body and understand stiffness or rigidity in the body can mirror the rigidity in the mind. A steady and comfortable body, leads to a steady and comfortable mind.


Explore in Yoga

What is serving and supporting your body so its not a disturbance? Do you need more strength? stability? flexibility in the body? What is your body telling you about what's going on in your mind? Are you staying steady and comfortable? Check in with your body, how it feels, stay with it, sensing, learning.
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