The three gunas are the qualities that govern our responses and actions in wordly life. They function on the mental plane as subtle energies. Similar to the doshas that determine our physical constitution, gunas determine our mental constitution and impact our physical health as well.
"I'm so glad I'm finally old. Sadly, many of my friends don't like me to use that word. They say they don't want to be 'old'. I think what they really mean is they don't want to be the kind of old that's infirm and dependent. I agree." Read Susun's take on being a Crone Elder.
Kundalini is usually represented as a serpent coiled at the base of the spine, but women's mystery stories locate it in the uterus - or the area where the uterus was, if a hysterectomy has occurred. During both puberty and menopause, a woman's kundalini is difficult to control and may cause a great number of symptoms.
Establishing a daily practice of 15 - 30 minutes of yoga asanas & breath control followed by an equal period of meditative sitting will begin the journey without words to reuniting with our One Self, or True Nature.