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The 3 Gunas of Yoga

The 3 Gunas of Yoga

The Yogic philosophy states that all matter in the universe is the interplay of energies with 3 basic types of qualities, also known as Gunas. The 3 primary gunas, Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic are believed to emerge from Prakriti, a primordial ethereal matter. These gunas exist within all beings and objects and are essential for all aspects of nature.

Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas must exist in equilibrium at all times. But we humans, being the highly superior and evolved species that we are possess the unique ability to alter the balance of the 3 gunas within us. Yoga helps us achieve this. The delicate balance can be altered (any one guna can be increased or decreased) through diet, lifestyle practice, and thoughts.