Official Journal of Integral Yoga® International

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

it has for over 50 years: articles, info, programs, 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

How to Care for the Physical Body

There is a beautiful saying in one of the Hindu scriptures that says: “The body comes first. Before you begin to do anything, whatever your action is going to be, you need the body to do it.” The body is really and truly your buddy. People who want to be well and do...

BOOK: Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet is a new Book by the beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. He says, “When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, the Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real...

Becoming the Whole

When you are caught in feelings, thoughts, frustration and trying to figure out what to do, thoughts may arise like: What can I do? How can I be more spiritual? How can I be more surrendered? This is the mind just doing what it does—angling for advantage. The key here...

Ram Dass & Alan Watts

In this unique offering, the Be Here Now Network and Alan Watts Organization have curated a podcast featuring words of wisdom from Ram Dass and Alan Watts. Watts offers his far-reaching Buddhist, Taoist and meditative wisdom, playing off of and complementing Ram Dass’...

Climate Emergency: What We Can Do Now

"Climate Emergency" is an online workshop hosted by Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco and the Spiritual Action Initiative on Nov 20, 2021 (from 11 am – 12:30 pm Pacific). We are witnessing numerous world crises unfold right before our eyes, from disastrous...

The Science of Yoga, Part 6: Bringing It All Together

In the last installment of this six-part series, Eddie Stern brings his analysis of Yoga and neuroscience to a close and a final, very illuminating conclusion. Let’s come back to Kriya Yoga to pull this all together. The components of Kriya Yoga, as mentioned earlier,...

Working with Our Fears

In this inspirational as well as practical advice video from 2020, Integral Yoga master teacher and center director, Nalanie Chellaram talks about how Yoga and meditation can help us to overcome the fears and anxieties we deal with in our daily lives and also the ones...
Featured News
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Integral Yoga

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Integral Yoga

Join with others in practicing Yoga and gratitude with events hosted by various Integral Yoga centers. Thank you for being a part of the community! Integral Yoga San Francisco  Gratitude Hatha Class - 6:00 - 7:30am EST (9:00 - 10:30am PST) Thanksgiving Gathering -...

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Explore Practice
Savasana: The Final Resting Pose

Savasana: The Final Resting Pose

My teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, includes savasana in the category of the eight essential poses in Yoga. He is well-known throughout the world for being a master teacher and having created the asana chart, which hangs on many studios’ walls, featuring Dharma in 908...

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Meditation is My Temple

Meditation is My Temple

Keep it simple,” said the Dalai Lama. “There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; our philosophy is kindness.” Meditation, or contemplation, is the seventh limb of Yoga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras....

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Working with Self-Judgment

Working with Self-Judgment

In this episode, host Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) and his guest, Swami Asokananda, talk about how each works with self-judgment, resistances to daily sadhana (spiritual practice), pratipaksha bhavana, and other topics regarding...

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Explore Lifestyle
Thanksgiving, Yoga and Gratitude

Thanksgiving, Yoga and Gratitude

Close to the Thanksgiving holiday, the idea of gratitude often comes up. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of that. Maybe because I am not a “glass half-full” person, I have to work at gratitude. I have to put aside time to reflect on what it means to me—how...

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Living Yoga in a Busy World: My Dog is my Spirit Guide

Living Yoga in a Busy World: My Dog is my Spirit Guide

In this new column for Integral Yoga Magazine, "Gita in the Garden, Living Yoga in a Busy World," Yoga teacher Gita Brown shares her reflections on, well, living your Yoga. In each installment, she will share what her Yoga study and practice has revealed to her about...

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The Embrace of Gratitude

The Embrace of Gratitude

Imagine waking up in the morning with a palpable sense gratitude for being alive and having another opportunity to engage in life. Imagine what it would be like to approach your whole life with gratefulness as the foundation from which you encountered each moment....

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Explore Philosophy
Light on the Yamas and Niyamas—Asteya: More Than “Not Doing”

Light on the Yamas and Niyamas—Asteya: More Than “Not Doing”

In this column, Dale Ann Gray offers reflections on the yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sutras, incorporating insights from classical Nondual Yoga. With the yama of asteya, we arrive at Patanjali’s second use of a negative prefix in the yamas. The definition indicates...

Be As You Are—The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

Be As You Are—The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

David Godman (his family’s actual surname!) read a book in 1974 about the great sage and jnani, Sri Ramana Maharshi, and two years later traveled to his ashram in India. Since then, he has lived almost continuously in Tiruvannamalai, the town where Sri Ramana spent...

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 6, The Inner Battlefield

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 6, The Inner Battlefield

In Part 5 of this series, we went over the first verse of the first chapter. I’d like to skip ahead now to the twentieth verse of the first chapter where Arjuna says to Sri Krishna: “Place my chariot in the middle of the two armies, O Krishna, so that I may behold...

Explore Education
Yoga as a Tool of Embodiment and Refuge

Yoga as a Tool of Embodiment and Refuge

In this conversation, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with Francesca Cervero—a full-time Yoga teacher since 2005—about her approach to practicing and teaching Yoga. Francesca's teaching is inspired by her foundational training...

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BOOK: Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers

BOOK: Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers

Considering Yoga philosophy, mythology, poses, and nature, Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers provides guidance in how to skillfully theme Yoga classes with greater depth and give students meaningful ways to integrate Yoga into their lives beyond the mat. The new book...

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Meditation Teacher Training Online 2022

Meditation Teacher Training Online 2022

Integral Yoga's next Meditation Teacher Training will take place online beginning January 23, 2022. Develop a personal practice plan and emerge with the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week course as well as meditation workshops. In a world that is so...

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Explore Health
How Yoga Finally Helped Me Love My Body

How Yoga Finally Helped Me Love My Body

Like so many, I’ve struggled with body image issues since my teenage years. I’ve been underweight, a healthy weight, obese and overweight. I’ve dieted, restricted, binged, purged, detoxed and excessively exercised. I’ve hidden my body with baggy clothes and caked...

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Menopause Yoga

Menopause Yoga

As a woman moves into the menopause, often referred to as the ‘Autumn’ stage of life, so many metamorphoses unravel, not only in the physical body and mind, but quite often with a yearning for a deeper spiritual connection. Yoga practices sit under a broad umbrella of...

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The Intersection of Medicine and Spirituality

The Intersection of Medicine and Spirituality

In this video, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Dean Ornish, two longtime friends and medical doctors—who are also spiritual practitioners/teachers—discuss the intersection of medicine, Yoga, meditation, love and spirituality. They also explain how meditation and lifestyle...

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