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 has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, she continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma, anxiety, depression and now ASD. As C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, E‐500 RYT ParaYoga teacher, and NAMA registered Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga and Ayurveda with clinical therapeutic... Read more>>


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