Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: November 28, 2023

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Manas is the Ayurvedic term used to refer to the mind, including its conscious and unconscious aspects. It is one of the three components of the human psyche, alongside atma (the soul) and buddhi (the intellect). Manas is responsible for perceiving and processing sensory information, generating thoughts, emotions, and desires, and creating a sense of individuality and separateness. Imbalances in the mind can lead to mental disorders, and practices such as meditation, yoga, and pranayama are recommended to promote mental balance and harmony. Ayurvedic herbs and remedies may also be used to support mental health.

According to Ayurveda, Manas is a part of the holistic human being (purusha) and is made up of a unique ratio of three Maha Gunas (universal qualities). Manas Prakriti refers to a person’s mental constitution and it is believed that Manas plays an important role in determining one’s age (Ayu). In addition, Manas is seen as the factor responsible for yoking Atma (soul) with Sharira (body) and Indriya (senses). It is also believed to be essential for maintaining health, which is achieved through achieving equilibrium between Sharira, Manas and Atma.