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 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

Let Us Walk Together

There is me a great Vedic chant: “Samgachadhvam samvadadhvam samvomanamsi janatam,” which means, “Let us walk together very well, let us talk together, and let out minds be united to think together.” And this is the need of the hour. We have faced, and we are facing,...

Yogic Deep Breathing

Many health care providers have addressed the importance of keeping the lungs healthy, especially during the pandemic. The classical practice of deergha swasam (deep, 3 part-breathing) is an ideal practice for its health—body/mind—and spiritual benefits. This...

Integral Yoga Online

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...

Guided Deep Relaxation to Help You Sleep

These are stressful times. You may be one of the many who feel stressed and tired but find it hard to sleep. This short Integral Yoga Guided Relaxation, with Integral Yoga senior teacher Nalanie Chellaram, is designed to help you relax, fall asleep, and rest well....

Sending Prayers

As some of us were discussing the strange feel of this life with social distancing, we expressed both a sense of gratitude for being safe and healthy, and a deep pang of sorrow for those many souls who are suffering. Those in my immediate circle of friends are...

Dr. Pranayama to the Rescue!

Over many years, Swami Satchidananda made recommendations for keeping our bodies strong, our minds calm, and our hearts open, which all apply especially in this age of the Coronavirus or what I like to call: the “Karuna”-virus. Karuna is the Sanskrit for “compassion.”...

BOOK: Yoga and Veganism: The Diet of Enlightenment

In Yoga and Veganism: The Diet of Enlightenment, Sharon Gannon—co-creator of the renowned Jivamukti Yoga method—weaves together a compelling exploration of the intersection between the spiritual practice of Yoga, physical health, care for the planet, and a peaceful...
Featured News
Assistance for Yoga Professionals!

Assistance for Yoga Professionals!

The Yoga Alliance Foundation Emergency Relief Fund provides financial support to those within the Yoga community who are experiencing extreme economic hardship due to COVID-19. The Fund is a global resource available to Yoga professionals worldwide. To initiate this...

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Integral Yoga Online

Integral Yoga Online

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...

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Explore Practice
A Love Letter to Yoga Studios

A Love Letter to Yoga Studios

Dear Yoga Studio, How are you? Are you cold? Are you lonely? Is your fear of abandonment kicking in? I’m writing to see how you, the place that so many of us call our second home, are doing in these strange times. So often, we frequent you as a refuge from our usual...

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Prayers for Our World: Chant for Healing and Protection

Prayers for Our World: Chant for Healing and Protection

In this video, Swami Satchidananda and students chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra 27 times for healing and protection. This mantra enhances health and well-being on all levels. It can be used for personal healing and protection, and is the perfect mantra to repeat to...

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Explore Lifestyle
Yoga Studios Will Disappear—For Some Time

Yoga Studios Will Disappear—For Some Time

I’ve drafted this email to my Yoga studio members: “When we return to our space, please leave your shoes at the front door, bring your own mat, wear a mask, wash your hands before and after class, and place your mat six feet away from others.” I’ve read and reread...

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Sending Prayers

Sending Prayers

As some of us were discussing the strange feel of this life with social distancing, we expressed both a sense of gratitude for being safe and healthy, and a deep pang of sorrow for those many souls who are suffering. Those in my immediate circle of friends are...

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 Helping, Fixing, or Serving

 Helping, Fixing, or Serving

Karma Yoga, the path of selfless service, is a main branch of the classical Integral Yoga system. Integral Yoga founder, Swami Satchidananda, considered the spirit of Karma Yoga as foundational to the practice of Yoga. In this article, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, captures...

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Explore Philosophy
The Wisdom of the Poets

The Wisdom of the Poets

In your darkest moments, when your heart feels tender and broken wide open, I hope you’ll turn to the wisdom of the poets. A good poem can act as a balm for your soul as well as prepare you for the truths you’ll rediscover at this time. One of the poems, “The Guest...

The Yoga of Suffering: Its Philosophy and Practice

The Yoga of Suffering: Its Philosophy and Practice

In our current environment we see suffering everywhere as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. How do we understand suffering and work with suffering from a yogic point of view? What do the Yoga Sutras have to teach us about suffering? This article will discuss the...

A “Karuna” Virus Teaching and Prayer from Dzogchen Rinpoche

A “Karuna” Virus Teaching and Prayer from Dzogchen Rinpoche

Andrew Holecek (author, Buddhist scholar and teacher), recently shared the following message with students in his online course, "Bardos in Everyday Life." Hi friends, I received this teaching and prayer from Dzogchen Rinpoche to contemplate. A Tibetan dharma friend...

Explore Education
Yoga Alliance Makes Webinars for Teachers Available

Yoga Alliance Makes Webinars for Teachers Available

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the Yoga community. Yoga Alliance (YA) is making their archived online webinars available for viewing for free, even if you are not a member. Many offer Continuing Education credits. The webinars are a...

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Healing PTSD: A Yoga Teacher’s Story

Healing PTSD: A Yoga Teacher’s Story

When deadly floods and mudslides devastated communities across southwestern Japan in 2018, many survivors were afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They had lived through complete devastation and the loss of home, family, friends, and all sense of...

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Explore Health
How Yoga Helps

How Yoga Helps

When Prevention magazine published two articles about Integral Health Services—a groundbreaking integrative medicine clinic in Connecticut, the waiting list at IHS grew into a 2-year wait! Possibly the first health center of its kind in North America (and even the...

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Pandemic Panic: The Science of our Fear Response

Pandemic Panic: The Science of our Fear Response

I've found myself feeling weird amid the COVID-19 crisis. I use this vague and understated label “weird” because I’ve yet to find a more specific adjective to properly encompass what’s happening internally. As a yogi, I’m supposed to be all zen during a crisis, right?...

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The Clinic Where Love and Medicine Go Hand in Hand

The Clinic Where Love and Medicine Go Hand in Hand

In November 1977, Prevention magazine published the first of two articles about Integral Health Services—a groundbreaking integrative medicine clinic in Connecticut. Possibly the first health center of its kind in North America (and even the world), it was based on...

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