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26

Jun

2019

The Three Gunas of Ayurveda

Ancient Ayurveda has defined three basic gunas or qualities that influence everything that happens in the cosmos; from the macroscopic scale of the universe to the microscopic scale of our minds. The Three gunas are:

Sattva:  It is considered as the most supreme of all three gunas and is directly responsible for the concept of creation and its moral stand in accordance with all the laws of nature.

Rajas: This gunas symbolizes action and is responsible for maintaining all that has been created and with harmony with all other living organism.

Tamas: This gunas assists in the completion of all that has been created from Sattva and Rajas. The ultimate completion of anything that has been formed is its timely and undeniable destruction.

A balanced human is one who has all the above mentioned gunas is the right proportion befitting his role in our world.

Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolves around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.