The word guna means quality. One of the main principles of Ayurveda is that everything that exists has a certain quality or qualities. And where there is quality there will be an effect. Ayurveda lays out twenty qualities that co-exist as ten complementary pairs. Some obvious pairs are hot/cold, heavy/light, smooth/rough. Moving towards health the Ayurvedic way is all about learning the art of discerning these qualities both within and without, and using that knowledge to bring ourselves back to a place of balance. In our last session together, we will take a good look at the twenty gunas and practice perceiving them in our bodies, minds, the environment, foods, and more. (maybe your wish to work with color can come in here?)
This is part of a three-week series titled: What is Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga?
Description: Nowadays Yoga has pretty much become a household name, and the word Ayurveda has been popping up more and more. In this three-week series we invite all curious hearts on an embodied dive into the wisdom river of Yoga's sister science: Ayurveda, the science of healthy living. Come discover the philosophy that underlies both Yoga and Ayurveda, and explore the foundational principles of Ayurveda with the whole of your being. We will journey into the five elements, the twenty-four tattvas of Samkhya, the three original gunas and Ayurveda's classic twenty gunas. We will discover the connection between macrocosm and microcosm, and gain a working knowledge of how to seek balance the Ayurvedic way.
*Sign up for all three workshops in the series and the cost is $108.