Avana Yoga


What is Meditation?

What is Meditation? Much has been said and written about meditation, yet it takes years to understand its nature. It cannot be taught, just as sleep cannot be taught. One has to gather the conditions for sleep to happen; proper space, bed, lighting, etc., then assume the posture of sleep and apply some techniques to …

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The Three Gunas – Sattva, Rajas, Tamas

The Three Gunas – Sattva, Rajas, Tamas Guna is a Sanskrit word, meaning “quality” Three Gunas are Sattva (purity), Rajas (activity), Tamas (darkness). In Yogic philosophy and Ayurveda, a Guna is tattva or element of reality that can affect our psychological, emotional and energetic states. These three qualities of nature always exist together. Gunas exist …

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Full Moon Meditation

Full Moon Meditation “Full moon meditation is very well known. The moon is also very connected to spiritual practices. You can say that these meditations are more compelling.” The moon is an integral part of our lives. Whether it is celebrating a festival or starting an auspicious task or meditating, we consider the movements of the …

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