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  • The Gunas and Food: Maximizing a Sattvic Diet

    The Gunas and Food: Maximizing a Sattvic Diet

    Overall, to maintain a healthy internal balance, it is essential to prioritize a Sattvic diet and to minimize the amount of Rajasic and Tamasic foods you consume. A Sattvic diet will bring tranquility to the mind, health to the body and balance to the emotions.
  • Gunas Deep Dive: How Can the Gunas Help Us Understand the Doshas?

    Gunas Deep Dive: How Can the Gunas Help Us Understand the Doshas?

    When you look at a flower, you might sense that it is bright, light or soft; when you encounter a stream, you know that it is cool, wet and fast-moving. All of these are qualities that can be attributed to specific gunas, the unique combination of which makes up all forms of matter. What differentiates one plant from another, or one person from another...
  • Gunas Deep Dive: How Balancing Rajas Can Combat Restlessness, Impulsiveness and Anxiety

    Gunas Deep Dive: How Balancing Rajas Can Combat Restlessness, Impulsiveness and Anxiety

    Understanding the gunas and how they manifest in the world is an important part of Ayurvedic and yogic practice, enabling one to effectively respond to their imbalances and ailments and to maximize positivity, harmony and tranquility in their life.  In this blog, we unpack the basics of the Rajas guna, discussing the symptoms of Rajas imbalance and strategies for alleviating excess Rajas and promoting...
  • Gunas Deep Dive: How to Combat Stagnation & Brain Fog by Balancing Tamas

    Gunas Deep Dive: How to Combat Stagnation & Brain Fog by Balancing Tamas

    When an excess of Tamas accumulates, our minds can become sluggish, stagnant and hazy, and we can become prone to bouts of laziness and inactivity. Here are several tips for combating excess Tamas to promote overall mental clarity, energy and balance. 
  • Gunas Deep Dive: How to Maximize Sattva for Harmony, Awareness & Happiness

    Gunas Deep Dive: How to Maximize Sattva for Harmony, Awareness & Happiness

    Here are some ways you can maximize Sattva in your life for greater clarity, balance and peace.
  • An Introduction to the Ayurvedic Gunas

    An Introduction to the Ayurvedic Gunas

    While there are a number of specific gunas that are characteristic of each dosha, there are also three overarching gunas whose essences capture the universal energies that are continually present, in differing degrees, throughout all forms of life. Here’s a breakdown of these three gunas—we discuss what they represent and how they inform our constitution and everyday experience.
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