In Part 4 you will learn about the three Gunas. The Gunas represent the three elements of nature that exist within all things and within each of us. You will start to consider how the Gunas exist within an Asana, and how the sensations experienced with an Asana relates to the three qualities Tamas, Rajas and Sattva.
Watch the following video for an overview of the three Gunas.
When you have finished watching the video you can proceed to the next page.
The following extract from BKS Iyengar’s Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali describes the Gunas.
An additional extract from L. Paton’s commentary on The Bhagavad Gita is also provided. This extract is considered as additional reading for those who would like to read more about the Gunas
Once you have read the extract, you can check your learning via the quiz on the following pages.
When you have finished watching the video you can proceed to the practice exercise on the next page.