ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS LEFT OF CorePower Yoga Teacher Training! I can’t believe it! I remember when I signed up and everyone thought 8 weeks sounded long. I personally thought it sounded short simply for the fact that time has been flying lately, so I figured teacher training would too.
The Five Kleshas as listed above are:
- Avidya – Not being with life as it is or seeing things clearly. (Ignorance in other words)
- Raga – Attachment (similar to aparigraha). The idea of attachment is attaching to things that give you pleasure or make you happy.
- Dvesa – Aversion (opposite of Raga). Wanting to lean away from things that don’t serve you or bring you joy.
- 4. Asmita – Stories of “I, me, mine.” We talked about empathetic listening vs. reactive/attentive listening. How often do you tell a story or reach out for help where the other person listening immediately turns it back to a story of themselves?
- Abhinivesa – Fear of letting go of the stories of “I, me, mine” or the fear of death. I personally think this means a person is afraid that when they pass, they’ll stories will be forgotten or they feel as though they had made no impact on other lives.
The 5 Koshas are our sheaths and layers:
- Annamaya – this represents our anatomical, physical, and food body. These are our bones, structures, and what we put into our body. What foods fuel your annamaya? I said a colorful diet of fruits and vegetables. They make me feel good and energetic, where as eating a bunch of chips and cookies makes me feel the opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good chocolate chip cookie!
- Pranamaya – this one represents our physiological, breath, and energy! Just like pranayama! Breath is key to our lives. We discussed how we breath in times of stress or anger, and what breaths we use to calm us down during those states of mind.
- Manomaya – Psychological, mind, and feeling. We talked about how we feel trying new things. Some people said nervous or overwhelmed, and some of us said we feel ignited and excited to learn new things.
- Vijnanmaya – Wisdom. We applied this term to the idea of carrying what we learn during teacher training (TT) outside of the classroom and into our daily lives. So much of teacher training applies to life in general. This is why I HIGHLY suggest you sign up for TT in the future if your schedule allows, because you connect with your inner self so much more after this!
- Anandamaya – Bliss! Just like happy baby (ananda balasana)
We journaled throughout class and answered questions based on each Klesha and Kosha. This was definitely more of a deeper class that a few others as it really dove deeper into experiences and emotions. We did a few meditations to bring awareness into our breath and mind as well.
I am PASSIONATE to learn, grow, and share with the world around me.