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The World of Integral Yoga

An inspiring introduction to Integral Yoga: the wisdom teachings, global community, and international organization

Integral Yoga – Special Edition
Featured Posts

“The Woodstock Guru” — 2019 Swami Satchidananda Interfaith Calendar

This special collector’s full color calendar is a commemorative tribute to the 50th anniversary of the famed Woodstock Festival (August 1969), during which Swami Satchidananda gave the opening address and went on to affectionately become known as, “The Woodstock...

New CD Release: Songs of Grace — Kirtan with a Master

Integral Yoga Media is happy to announce the release of "Songs of Grace: Kirtan with a Master," Chanted by Sri Swami Satchidananda & Students "Songs of Grace," first recorded in 1980 in California, was only available on cassette years ago. The album master was...

Yoga and the Trauma Sensitive Person

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has pioneered the use of Yoga as a therapy that is helping these individuals to work through their PTSD and regain a sense of mastery that has...

Vegetarianism & the Vedas

Once I was asked a question: “Do the Vedas teach vegetarianism?” The answer is, there is no Veda without the mention of ahimsa. “Ahimsa paramo dharmaha” means that the greatest dharma one can embrace is ahimsa. Saint Ramalinga Swamigal always said, “If you want the...

Yoga Mind

In this exclusive excerpt from her book Yoga Mind — Journey Beyond the Physical, 30 Days to Enhance your Practice and Revolutionize Your Life From the Inside Out , Suzanne Saraswati Colón shares the inspiration that led her to become an Integral Yoga teacher, apply...

Teaching Yoga: Moving Toward Enlightenment

In this interview, we talk to two of the leading teacher trainers—the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga Method—Sharon Gannon and David Life. They discuss the role of the Yoga teacher and the special qualities needed to be a modern day Yoga teacher. Integral Yoga Magazine...

Accessible Yoga: An Interview with the Founder

We’re honored to introduce readers to Integral Yoga Teacher and Minister, Rev. Jivana Heyman, the founder of Accessible Yoga – a community that offers teacher trainings, conferences and networking. Accessible Yoga’s vision is to bring Yoga to excluded and underserved...

Yoga and Buddhism: An Integration?

When we talk about integrating Yoga and Buddhism, we must first be clear about what we mean. In the modern world, Yoga is often reduced to asana or its physical side. Buddhism is reduced to meditation, which many Buddhist groups emphasize. Yet Yoga has its meditation...

The Spirit of Yoga Therapy

Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) founder Joseph Le Page is a pioneer and leader in training Yoga professionals who can bring the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs. His work is based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind, and spirit. In...
Featured News

In Memoriam: Bernie Glassman, Roshi

On November 4th, Zen master Bernie Glassman, Roshi, a great interfaith pioneer and humanitarian, passed away. Roshi Bernie was a longtime LOTUS Honorary Advisory Council member and one of Swami Satchidananda's close interfaith collaborators—together they shared many...

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Carole King’s Message of Oneness

In 1977, Integral Yogi and music icon Carole Karuna King released a song titled “One”. Taken from her Simple Things album, the track encouraged people to unify and band together to fight social injustice. With the fate of the US government now again on the line, King...

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Explore Practice

How To Have a Successful Meditation Practice

You may be an experienced meditator. Even so I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you go through periods of a few days, weeks, or months, when for one reason or another you don’t get up in time to have a formal sitting. This is not unusual. And, you are not alone if you...

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What Distinguishes the Integral Yoga Hatha Method?

Integral Yoga is a complete system developed by Swami Satchidananda to address all levels of the individual, all aspects of life, bringing about the opportunity for personal transformation and spiritual realization. The Integral Yoga system includes principles and...

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Sadhana: The Effort Toward Self-realization

Many westerners are first introduced to Yoga through asana, the practice of the yogic postures. As one’s practice deepens, it can lead to an interest in further exploring aspects of Yoga. In this interview, we talk with Dr. David Frawley—considered to be an acharya, a...

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Explore Lifestyle

Non-Action in the Midst of Action

Our spiritual dilemmas often revolve around deciding how to act in a difficult situation, when none of the choices feel quite right. A variation of this occurs when we struggle to distinguish between a higher, or divine, will and the will of our ego-mind.  This can be...

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Explore Philosophy

How to Face Any Problem in Life

Sometimes we talk a lot about God, about faith. We say we have faith, but our own life should prove that. If you have complete, absolute faith you will always be happy and joyful—even under severe suffering and severe handicaps. One of the four well-known Saiva saints...

Is Yoga a Religion?

Many people ask this question: “Is Yoga a religion?” My answer would be, “No and yes.” How could it be both no and yes? Yoga is not a religion, so in that sense, the answer is no; but it is a synthesis of all the religions, so in that sense, it is yes. That is why we...

Explore Education

Accessible Yoga

The Integral Yoga ® Institute of San Francisco launched a pilot program in October 2007 that has now grown into a global movement: Accessible Yoga Teacher Training. Initially founded for people with physical challenges who want to become Yoga teachers, this inspiring...

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Swami Satchidananda’s Advice to Yoga Teachers

Students who come to learn from you are teaching you to become a good teacher. When you teach but don’t live a yogic lifestyle, you will feel guilty about it and that is how you learn. You will feel, “I’m telling them what to do but I’m not doing it myself. I have to...

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Explore Health

Kris Carr: My Yoga & Wellness Journey

In 2003, actress and photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage four cancer. When the doctors told her that there was no medical treatment options, Kris began filming her story. Her healing path included Yoga, meditation, detox regimens and...

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Understanding Yogic Concepts of Health and Disease

Introduction Yoga is a spiritual science for the integrated and holistic development of our physical, mental and moral-spiritual aspects of being. The philosophy of Yoga is practical and applicable in our day-to-day living. Yoga has been documented to normalise...

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Applying Yoga Therapy in Healthcare

Abstract: Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of the Yoga practices for patients with various chronic dis-eases. Yoga is a stepwise practice for self-realization. During the practice a person also develops some health benefits, which can be used as adjuvant therapy for...

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