Manas Prakriti: The Mind’s Constitution

December 30, 2013    BY Kathryn Templeton

We can change our mind’s constitution over time, while our basic physical constitution remains the same throughout life. Kathryn explains how what we experience through our senses (our food or home environment, for example) gradually affects the proportion of the three supreme qualities (maha gunas) that make up manas prakriti, our mental nature. These qualities are sattva (clarity and balance), rajas (movement), and tamas (inertia, dullness, and stagnation). Kathryn recommends yoga as a sattvic balance to rajas and tamas.

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Kathryn Templeton
Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E-RYT 500, is an Ayurvedic practitioner who has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kathryn is a master teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma. As an E-RYT 500, NAMA Certified Ayurvedic practitioner and senior Para Yoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the... Read more>>