by David Nelson
The World deluded by these Three Gunas does not know Me:
Who is beyond these Gunas and imperishable.
-Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (Bhagavad Gita 7.13)
One of the key concepts that lives behind your yoga practice (conciously or not) is the balance of what is known in Hindu philosophy and Ayurveda as the gunas. The gunas are three natural tendencies (triguna) in all that exists: rajas, tamas, and sattva. Gunas are the tendancy toward a quality, not the quality itself. more »