International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2021, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part C
Integrated naturopathy and yogic approach on trigunas and well-being
AUTHOR(S): Sumana Pothugunta
ABSTRACT: Indian perspective of human nature and personality are often viewed through a trigunas perspective- Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. The Trigunas are composed of the Pancha Mahabhutas, but one or the other Guna is dominant singularly or in combination. There can never be a state when one or the other Pancha Mahabhutas and consequently the Trigunas are absent totally hopefully, we may look forward to some major landmarks of evidences for the triguna construct, over the coming period of time. “The Gunas… successively dominate, support, activate, and interact with each other. Sattva is buoyant and shining. Rajas is stimulating and moving. Tamas is heavy and enveloping”. The triadic nature of Guna psychology is important because it is simply truer to human nature.