A cheat sheet to the gunas: the three essential aspects of nature.
Bridges the confusion between seemingly disparate Eastern ideologies, and charts a course for realizing your spiritual goals.
We are fundamentally spiritual beings covered in sheaths of various densities! These coverings or aspects of our being are called koshas.
The yoga tradition offers us a set of ten powerful guidelines for everyday living: the yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances), as outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. They offer us a way to put our spirituality into action and to transform negative habit patterns into more positive, harmonious ways of relating to ourselves and others.
A question all spiritual seekers eventually ask themselves is “Who am I?” Karina explains that there are changeable and unchangeable aspects of our being.
Raja yoga, also called ashtanga yoga, or “the eightfold path,”is made up of eight steps that create an orderly process of self-transformation, beginning on the level of the physical body, and eventually involving the most subtle levels of life.
A great deal has been said in spiritual traditions about the need to go beyond the ego. By releasing our grip, we can get to the bottom of our ego (ahamkara) and find the Ego (ahamta).
In the yoga tradition, there are certain words that lie at the heart of both its theory and its practice. These terms—purusha, prakriti, and the gunas—are to be taken in slowly and digested with patience, and once assimilated, will add a fulfilling richness to your life and practice.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the source text of classical yoga or "yoga philosophy"
Samkhya philosophers say that life exists for the purpose of acquiring experience and knowing the Self. The gunas are meant to facilitate this spiritual endeavor. They reveal, conceal, and stir us up. Identifying the sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic aspects of a yoga pose is a surefire method for advancing your practice. Insert these same principles of self-observation into daily affairs, and you will have the power to transform every aspect of your life.