Exploring The Guna-s

Exploring The Guna-s

Jill Harris

The Philosophy of Yoga is a series of workshops exploring a deeper dive into what yoga really is!

How can yoga practice lead us to a better understanding of our own own mind?

How can knowing about our mind allow access to more happiness and freedom?

Yoga as a system or philosophy extends far beyond the realm of asana practice. All yoga impacts the layers of our inner world and ultimately our mind. As soon as we try to focus the mind on a posture or particular breath during yoga we are using it in away that leads us towards a path of self realisation.

Our mind challenges us constantly as it perceives by the information being fed into it. The goal of yoga is to merge this dislocation between self and the outside so that we experience less unhappiness or dissatisfaction and begin to perceive more clearly. This is a process of transformation.

These monthly workshops each introduce an aspect of yoga philosophy that allows us to our self in a more whole way – beyond the concept of asana and the body. Concepts from Ayurveda and the Vedic texts The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita are the main focus.

Each session will involved a 2 hour presentation/discussion on the topic and conclude with a 30 minute meditative practice to transform and lighten body and mind.

Workshops are suitable for both yoga students and teachers wanting to dive deeper.

March 14 – The Guna-s are the characteristics of nature that evolved out of Consciousness, according to Yoga and Ayurveda. The three guna-s – sattva, rajas and tamas have a profound influence on our body and mind. Each has a role to play in how we progress through each day – from rising in the morning, sustaining energy during the day and then the need to move into restful sleep at night.The wrong guna being in effect at the wrong time can cause havoc for us and lead to many other imbalances in our system.

Join Jill Harris for a dive into an understanding of these guna-s and identify how they are active in your own system, ways to counteract their negative effects through lifestyle, food and appropriate activity.The workshop will be complimented by a 30 minute meditative practice to balance us to sattva – the guna of clarity, intelligence and light. Enquiries welcome.