Official Journal of Integral Yoga® International

Founded in December 1969, Integral Yoga Magazine is a free monthly eMagazine featuring “Weekly Words of Wisdom” and all the same great content

it has for over 50 years: inspiring articles, program info, the latest news—and videos

Introduction to Integral Yoga®

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

 

Featured Posts

Integral Yoga Commemorates International Day of Yoga 2022

The Integral Yoga centers around the globe celebrated the annual International Day of Yoga with programs on and off the mat. This year's theme was: "Yoga for Humanity" and the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore (India) held a special program offering Hatha Yoga,...

The Science of Sound

In any Sanskrit mantra, one of the letters will be a sound that is considered a “seed” sound or a bija. The various bijas each have a different effect on our bodies and minds, and even on plant life. Mantra Shastra, is the science of sound. In Yoga, we have the...

Nothing is Everything: A Conversation with Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

A Benedictine monk for the last 66 years, Brother David Steindl-Rast and Swami Satchidananda were close spiritual friends and brothers as interfaith activists and pioneers. An internationally-recognized practitioner of gratitude and founder of gratefulness.org,...

BOOK: The Be-Attitudes

New from Integral Yoga Publications: The Be-Attitudes   In this new book, Swami Satchidananda unpacks each of the Beatitudes from the "Sermon on the Mount" from a yogic perspective. With a foreword by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB, this new addition to the "Peter Max...

The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project 

Integral Yoga International just announced the launch of this new project and website. The website offers resources and the project also consists of a series of monthly workshops led by senior Integral Yoga teachers with expertise in various areas relating to...

Pianist Serenades Rescued Elephants

Paul Barton is a pianist from Yorkshire, England who traded the dales and concert halls for the jungles of Thailand, where he performs for elephants rescued from captivity, some blind and handicapped, at a sanctuary in Thailand. This story and short video is so...

Keeping Your Peace in a Changing World

Swami Karunananda, one of Integral Yoga's master teachers, answered questions during a recent Q&A session on the theme of how to keep one's inner compass on the balance point amid so many challenges in our world. Her sage wisdom and practical advice has provided a...
Featured News
Guru Poornima July 2022

Guru Poornima July 2022

The annual Guru Poornima celebration is being hosted by Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville on July 9 – 10, 2022. The program will be both in-person (limited space, health protocols and registration required) and it will also be streamed. For in-person details and the...

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Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat: July 2022

Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat: July 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will be holding a Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat from July 1 - 4, 2022. This retreat is in-person (and hopefully will become a hybrid program in the next offering). Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of love and devotion. It is a spiritual path within...

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Swami Asokananda’s Programs in Italy July 2022

Swami Asokananda’s Programs in Italy July 2022

Swami Asokananda (Integral Yoga Master Teacher, senior Swami, and President of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York) will visit Milan, Italy in July, 2022.  Integral Yoga Shanti Milano is hosting these events, which will take place in person and online. The...

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Explore Practice
The Fruit of Practice

The Fruit of Practice

A meditation teacher of mine once quoted a Burmese teacher as saying “When everything that can go is gone, what’s left is the truth.” That sentence resonated with me. I heard it maybe 20 years ago and I still reference it and repeat it a lot. And I think that’s...

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Integral Yoga Hatha with Swami Asokananda

Integral Yoga Hatha with Swami Asokananda

In this Integral Yoga Hatha Yoga class taught by master teacher Swami Asokananda, and hosted by Yoga Alliance, the focus is on meditative awareness and allowing time for the body to release more fully. It's about getting in touch with prana, the vital force, that lies...

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A Short Guided Meditation/Relaxation Experience

A Short Guided Meditation/Relaxation Experience

Integral Yoga teacher Zac Parker leads a short meditative and relaxing experience that you can do to begin or end your day. It's also the perfect length to take a moment out of a stressful day or utilize during a work break, to drop into essence-nature and the peace...

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Explore Lifestyle
Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Sharon Salzberg, the popular meditation teacher and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, recently wrote an article for Tricycle magazine on voting, meditation, and how to counteract despair through changing the system. During these challenging times, Tricycle...

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Weeds are a Gardener’s Best Friend

Weeds are a Gardener’s Best Friend

One fine spring morning I stood on the deck as the sun crested the trees. Tucked into the raised beds, cabbages, and leaf lettuce glittered with dew. As if on cue a Mourning Dove landed on the topmost barn gable. I half expected a butterfly to land on my shoulder and...

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​Compassionate Communication

​Compassionate Communication

If we pay attention to the world news, I think we can agree that our world is in dire need of more mindfulness, justice, and compassion. ​On an individual level, a deeply- entrenched sense of separation—​and the resulting insecurity—has given rise to so much mistrust...

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Explore Philosophy
Can the Yoga Sutras Bestow Power?

Can the Yoga Sutras Bestow Power?

Observing how Yoga has changed the world, I cannot help but wonder how the world has changed Yoga. As the plethora of Yoga studios and communities formed, they focused mainly on serving the physical body. The calling was great; strengthen and balance the body—that is...

The Power of Recognition

The Power of Recognition

In this discussion between Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Christopher Wallis, they discuss the nature of Consciousness and how we know anything that we know. And, as Swami Satchidananda always taught, enlightenment is nothing you need to "get" from outside or "achieve."...

A Nondual Approach to the Niyamas

A Nondual Approach to the Niyamas

Retaining what we’ve learned about the yamas, we now train our attention on the niyamas which occur in sutra 2.32. When prefixed to a noun “ni” can be a negation. It also means “down, back, in, into, within.” Thus, niyama is traditionally rendered “observances”...

Explore Education
200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer 2022

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer 2022

The next 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training to be held at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in central Virginia is from July 11 - August 7, 2022. This in-person training will be led by Integral Yoga master teacher Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT. Gain a strong...

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Explore Health
The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project 

The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project 

Integral Yoga International just announced the launch of this new project and website. The website offers resources and the project also consists of a series of monthly workshops led by senior Integral Yoga teachers with expertise in various areas relating to...

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Yoga for Mental Health

Yoga for Mental Health

In recognition of  "Mental Health Awareness Month"  (observed each May in the USA),  Nalanie Chellaram's (director of the Integral Yoga Institute Gibraltar and Sotogrande, Spain) gave a talk on how Yoga can help with mental health issues. In this video, Nalanie also...

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