CLASS DATE: 02/11/2024
|TEACHER(S): Gangadher, Nalini, Sravanti, Aneesha
|Topic: PanchaKoshas – Annamayakosha
|Sairam Dear Parents 🙏
Here is the summary of the last SSE class on 02/11/24:We started off with a recap on Panchakoshas using a group activity to form five concentric circles holding hands with Swami as the center. Swami, in the center is representative of our Individual God-Self, in other words, Jeevatma. The children identified the panchakoshas (the five concentric circles formed in group activity) starting with Annamaya Kosha…until Anandamaya Kosha. In addition, children also identified the basis of each kosha to learn more about the ways Swami provided to nurture each of the koshas.
Recap/Activity from previous class:
– Emphasized on the nature of Mind using Swami’s quote – “It is easy for man to stand but is difficult for him to run. But, in the case of mind, staying still is difficult, but, running is easy. This is the difference between man and his mind”. In addition, we also used a conversation of Krishna and Arjun discussing the nature of mind and that by “Practice and Detachment” it can be controlled.
We then gave a technique given by Swami to center ourselves and to “Practice control of Mind”. We are calling it “The Thumb Staring Technique”. It only takes 12 seconds and is very effective.
We then learned more about the the first layer, Annamaya Kosha, and the “Yes/S”s Swami provided for nurturing this Kosha:
Activities to Purify Food (Shakaharam) we eat:
Activities to keep Senses in control:
We ended our class by watching a video which showed how the age old practice prescribed by Rishis to circumambulate around the Tulsi plant increased a person’s aura by 2-3 three times.
Note to the Parents:
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