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The 2020 Sri Swami Satchidananda “Joy of Living” Calendar

This special collector’s full color calendar is the final year for the wall calendar series. The calendar series began in 2007, with various themes. As most people no longer use paper calendars, we have decided that this will be the final year for the printed...

Everest or Bust!

Haris Harini Lender (Integral Yoga teacher, Camp Yogaville former director, Kidding Around Yoga founder) recently embarked on a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. She’s sharing a travelogue of sorts and here’s an excerpt from it. Tomorrow begins my 9-day trek to...

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Is “Indifference” Yoga?

Is “Indifference” Yoga?

In Yoga, we often use the term “vairagya.” It is often translated as “dispassion” or “non-attachment.” But, sometimes it is confused with “indifference.” So, what does non-attachment mean? Does it mean you are indifferent, you don’t care about anyone or anything? No....

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Me and the Clouds: Meeting My Teacher

Me and the Clouds: Meeting My Teacher

In the summer of 1969, I lay in a field in Franconia, New Hampshire as I looked up at the soft clouds in the sky, with a deep awareness that I felt a separation between myself and the clouds. The feeling was very real and must have reflected my deep yearning for...

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How to Cultivate Healthy Ambitions

How to Cultivate Healthy Ambitions

Proper motivation—having the proper aim behind our ambitions—is very important. All our actions have a motive behind them, and that motive should be a selfless one. Without a motive, there is no action. When you want to do something, ask yourself why you want to do...

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COLORING BOOK:  The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

COLORING BOOK: The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

This brand new practical and engaging coloring book helps Yoga teachers and students develop their knowledge of the human body. Enhancing your Yoga anatomy knowledge beyond basic training can improve your understanding of the biomechanics of the human body as well as...

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A Woodstock Photographer Remembers

A Woodstock Photographer Remembers

Woodstock 50 may be over, but Elliott Landy—the only official Festival photographer permitted on the stage—has a treasure trove of memories from 1969 that he recently shared with the TODAY show. In this delightful stroll down memory lane, Landy shares some stories...

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The Golden Present: Audio

The Golden Present: Audio

A new feature has just been added to thegoldenpresent.org. On the first day of each month, you can now hear Sri Swami Satchidananda read that day's words of inspiration. Thegoldenpresent.org features the daily readings from Sri Swamiji's classic book of the same name:...

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BOOK: The Secret to Prosperity

BOOK: The Secret to Prosperity

Integral Yoga Publications Announces a New Release: The Secret to Prosperity This new release joins the Peter Max Art Series of mini-books by Sri Swami Satchidananda! In this book, Sri Swamiji shares the secret to living a happy, peaceful, and prosperous life. Based...

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Raja Yoga Teaching of the Month: Santosha

Raja Yoga Teaching of the Month: Santosha

In this monthly series on the Yamas and Niyamas, senior Integral Yoga teachers offer wisdom and reflections on applying these foundational principles of Yoga in daily life from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This month’s focus is on Santosha, contentment. FROM THE YOGA...

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How to Make Your Formal Meditation Practice More Effective

How to Make Your Formal Meditation Practice More Effective

Meditation is something we should learn to practice, not just in formal meditation, but all the time. But, for our formal, sitting meditation practice, preparation is most important. Is there not a saying, “Well begun is half done?” We often don’t begin well. We don’t...

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COLORING BOOK: The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

COLORING BOOK: The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

This brand new practical and engaging coloring book helps Yoga teachers and students develop their knowledge of the human body. Enhancing your Yoga anatomy knowledge beyond basic training can improve your understanding of the biomechanics of the human body as well as...

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“The Road to Woodstock & Beyond”

“The Road to Woodstock & Beyond”

In honor of #Woodstock50, this is the extended version of the short film "The Woodstock Guru," that aired earlier this year. On August 15, 1969, Swami Satchidananda was asked to give an opening address at the famed Woodstock Music Festival to set a tone of peace and...

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BOOK: Yoga for Better Sleep

BOOK: Yoga for Better Sleep

Mark Stephens, author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and other titles, has taken on sleep—or lack of it! A reformed insomniac, Stephens now gets a full 8 hours of restorative sleep a night and shares how to do just that in his new book, Yoga for Better Sleep....

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Savasana for the Yogis who Can’t Sit Still

Savasana for the Yogis who Can’t Sit Still

Savasana (or Corpse pose) is well-known for being the most important pose in our Yoga practice. It is the moment when all the physical hard work of class can seep into our muscles and bones, our body can melt into the floor, and we can finally do nothing but breathe....

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Finding the Balance Within

Finding the Balance Within

If you want to love all, serve all, and spread peace you first have to learn to love yourself. You also have to find peace within yourself. If you recognize the peace and joy within, then you will be able to give the same to everyone else. And you are not actually...

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The Benefits of Lineage

The Benefits of Lineage

Swami Satchidananda often explained that the easiest way to learn to master something is to train with an expert in one’s chosen field. All fields of training and learning come down to a succession of those who master the material—whether its mechanics, doctors,...

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