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.". . . remarkably calm and light or insightful—most likely your sattvic yoga teacher." ::Sigh:: Don't I wish.
However, your lovely article does remind me to reference the gunas in class once again. Thank you.

Prema Lynn

Great, clear, simple description of the Gunas. Thank, Richard.

Veena Grover RYT

Richard, this is wonderful explanation about our gunas.
Certain days, mind is not focused & we are thinking million things or we are angry with some body or negative about some one,Our presentation is through our Asanas.We all have gunas, surrender to God & accept with grace.Don't argue with others, No Ego.


Thankyou richard for that easy to understand wee article ! Newish teacher appreciation here. Namaste.


I would have appreciated some specificity -- like some examples of what poses fit into what categories.

maria y. pys 2005

It's always the same, I glance at an article, get completely sucked in, wonder who this wonderful writer is, glance back at the headline and find it's--yes, once again-- Richard Rosen. You are the best Richard, Mr. Sattva himself. Thanks for the inspiration and enlightenment.


gunas was defined in the article as "categories of waves spread over a wide spectrum"


this also made me think of the holy trinity god jesus and the holy spirit


Carla, on my computer this print shows up as a very nice size. You may want to change your settings. This can be done easily by clicking on View (on the menu bar). Then go down to Text Size. Then choose Medium. If that does not work refresh your screen or try for larger. You can always adjust it later if you decide you got it too big.


It would be helpful to define "guna." It is a Sanskrit term referring to one of the three primary characteristics of nature: tamas (inertia); rajas (dynamic); and sattva (lucidity).

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