The Gunas and Sequencing
In Blissology, we like to explore the 3 Gunas through the Lens of Your Nervous System
1 Rajas is Stimulating
In Modern Culture, we have a lot of Stimulation; phones, technology, travel, meetings, busy-ness, coffee and even our exercise is driven by fitbits that make sure we are receiving our marching orders.
This Rajasic Energy and it is Addictive
We associate the High Alert State of Rajas with Bliss
A lot of Sequencing is about managing Rajasic Energy
Letting people experience some Rajas is good.
But it's a skill to bring them back down
2 The next Guna is Tamas which is Burn-Out, often from too much stimulation. We disconnect from our inner source of light.
3) Sattva is calm, peaceful, introverted energy. It refills our energy reserves and plugs us back in to a power greater than us.
Contrasting Sattva and Rajas from a Blissology Perspective
Rajas is Sympathetic "Fight or Flight" Tone
Sattva is Parasympathetic Nervous System Tone
The goal is always to bring people to Sattva
The beginning and the end start with Sattva
Without Sattva Yoga is just calethetics