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

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

 

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Promoting a More Inclusive Yoga Community

Integral Yoga International recognizes the structural and institutional racism in Yoga and wellness communities, and acknowledges the lack of diverse representation in many of our Yoga classes.In an effort to work toward dismantling this systemic racism and...

Let the Light Within You Be Revealed

We say that a person is a good person if they have good thoughts and ideas—the kind that will bring benefit to humanity. We say a person is not good if the thoughts in their mind are selfish and are of a bad quality. A person may look very beautiful or handsome and...

One Step at a Time

Hersha Chellaram (E-RYT 200, RPYT & RCYT) is an Integral Yoga teacher teacher/trainer and director of Integral Yoga Hong Kong. In this conversation with Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association), Hersha talks about finding meaning in life,...

Why Sound Heals

We can feel it when we turn on the radio and our favorite song happens to be playing, or when we sit quietly and listen to the rain. There is a palpable peace when we are absorbed in quiet and a different kind of rejuvenation when we hear the wind in the trees. Have...

Integral Yoga Online: New Programs!

Practice Yoga from the comfort of your home with the Integral Yoga Virtual Studio. An online platform hosted by the Integral Yoga Teacher’s Association (IYTA), the Integral Yoga Virtual Studio features various live offerings from Integral Yoga teachers around the...

Attachment Is Not Going to Help You

The best way to avoid attachments, clinging, and overindulgence is to think of the results of that kind of thinking. Attachment always brings some sort of anxiety, tension, and fear. When you are attached to something, you want to protect whatever it. If you don’t...

Do We See Reality As It Is?

In this Ted talk, cognitive scientist and author Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is ... or as we need it to be? Hoffman studies consciousness, visual perception and evolutionary psychology using mathematical...
Featured News
NEW! Scholarship-based BIPOC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

NEW! Scholarship-based BIPOC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Integral Yoga International just announced it's first scholarship-based BIPOC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training coming in June 2021. Hosted by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, the Integral Yoga organization recognizes the structural and institutional racism...

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Yoga Goes Vegan: Virtual Retreat March 20

Yoga Goes Vegan: Virtual Retreat March 20

March 20 has been “Meatout Day” since 1976, and the Integral Yoga Institute of New York will mark its 45th anniversary by declaring March 20, 2021, the day that Yoga Goes Vegan. Ahimsa, dynamic harmlessness, is a vital part of the Yoga tradition and Integral Yoga has...

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BOOK: Being Ram Dass

BOOK: Being Ram Dass

Set against a backdrop of nine decades of sweeping cultural change, Being Ram Dass shares this modern day luminary’s journey from psychologist to renegade Harvard psychedelics researcher to beloved spiritual icon. Perhaps no other teacher has sparked the fires of as...

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Explore Practice
Self-Effort and Grace

Self-Effort and Grace

You begin the spiritual path with self-effort. So, you begin with your own force, with your own will. As you begin to practice concentration and meditation, the mind becomes more one-pointed; it comes to a very calm condition. In that calmness, you are able to...

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Pranayama & Meditation to the Rescue!

Pranayama & Meditation to the Rescue!

In 2017, CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed former First Lady Hillary Clinton about her new book and her mention of her Yoga practice in the book. It was Dr. Dean Ornish (a senior student of Swami Satchidananda and pioneering lifestyle medicine researcher), who first...

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Embracing Our Higher Purpose

Embracing Our Higher Purpose

When Spring arrives, along with longer, warmer days and the flowering of plant life, it holds for us the potential for personal growth and awakening creative energies. In some traditions, this season is one of self-reflection, making sacrifices for a higher purpose...

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The Funny Story of How I Became a Yogi

The Funny Story of How I Became a Yogi

When author/publisher Benjamin Darling contacted Integral Yoga Media to request permission to include a quote from Swami Satchidananda in his upcoming book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Yoga Teacher, we were intrigued. And intrigued not only about what...

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Satya: Living Truthfully, Living Your Authentic Life

Satya: Living Truthfully, Living Your Authentic Life

Truthfulness is something lauded by most wisdom paths but what does it really mean to be living truthfully—in one’s life, relationships, and in following your bliss? The "Two Old Fogey Yogis" explore the many aspects and layers of satya, including living as...

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Explore Philosophy
Ahimsa as a Way of Life

Ahimsa as a Way of Life

Ahimsa is one of the most fundamental principles from the original scriptures of Yoga and serves as a foundation for the practice of Yoga, on and off the mat. This practice is especially important now since our world desperately needs a grassroots movement to end...

The Heart of the Gita

The Heart of the Gita

In Episode 14 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast, our two yogis discuss the study of foundational texts in the Yoga tradition and how to work with these in a way that engages them as “literary incarnations” filled with living wisdom. They also explore what the...

Self-Realization: The Expansion or Contraction of the Ego

Self-Realization: The Expansion or Contraction of the Ego

The ego should either become nothing or everything. When it comes to the ego, I don’t believe in the proverb that says that something is better than nothing. You should either become nothing or become everything, but not something. Nothing is better than something. We...

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Explore Health
Psychology and Mental Health Training – Online

Psychology and Mental Health Training – Online

The Yoga Therapy training "Psychology and Mental Health" will run from  April 2 – September 27, 2021 Taught by M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT and hosted by the Integral Yoga Institute of New York. Yoga and mindfulness practices are powerful tools for assisting in...

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Healing from the Pain that Binds

Healing from the Pain that Binds

Born and raised in West Africa, Oyámie Kali Ma’at spent most of her childhood in community gatherings of musicians, drummers, and dancers. Listening and dancing to music became a foundation for her life. In addition to living and serving in Yogaville, Oyámie is also a...

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Is There An Enlightenment Drug?

Is There An Enlightenment Drug?

Timothy Leary was more or less the originator of the psychedelic drug movement. When he met me in the late 1960s, he asked if I’d like to try some LSD. So I asked him, “Since you think that your LSD can create yogis, why don’t you create some other drugs that can...

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