The first of the five Koshas, or 'coverings' is the physical body - called Annamaya Kosha. The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to purify, strengthen, balance and relax the physical body with the sole (soul!) purpose, of transcendance. The aim of this practice is to explore this theoretically (first 09:00 minutes) and experientially, through movement and breath and a long rest at the end of class. The end result? A steady and comfortable body, leading to a steady and comfortable mind.
Part of the The Koshas Series and the Eight Limbs of Yoga program.