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

Recognizing a Satguru

To know a Satguru you should know how a Satguru would be. That’s what Arjuna asked of Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita: “How am I to know a person of steady wisdom (sthitaprajna)?” Arjuna then asked Sri Krishna to describe how such a person would walk, how they would...

Practical Spirituality & Current Climate Emergence: August 13th Event

The Spiritual Action Initiative (SAI), an affiliate of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, is hosting an online event on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The program will run from 11:30 – 1:00 pm PDT. We live in times of tremendous transformation, and how things...

A Tribute to Sri Swami Satchidananda on the 20th Mahasamadhi Anniversary

(Join the Integral Yoga sangha for the 20th Anniversary Mahasamadhi Memorial of Sri Swami Satchidananda in person and livestreamed from Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 9:30am EDT, with programs throughout the day. The evening...

Bhakti Love Reunion: Sept. 15 – 18, 2022

The Bhakti Love Reunion will be held September 16th - 18th, 2022 at Native Springs, Weldon, California (near Bakersfield and Lake Isabella). A life changing weekend of community, collaboration, harmonious energy, oneness, mindfulness, playfulness and joy. A sacred...

Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action

The Himalayas are indeed a crown and spread their victory flag in the sky. The Indian Ocean, in the south, acts as though it washes the feet of the emperor. In between, a thriving sun of culture has been shining for thousands of years over the waves of the Ganga and...

CNN Presents: Dr. Dean Ornish–”How a Swami Changed My Life”

Dean Ornish, MD was invited to give a talk at the "Life Itself" conference in June 2022. The conference was organized by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Deepak Chopra. To introduce his talk, Dr. Ornish said he was going to talk less about his lifestyle medicine...

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,...
Featured News
Integral Yoga Distribution Announces Closing August 2022

Integral Yoga Distribution Announces Closing August 2022

Integral Yoga Distribution announced its closing after 37 years in its Yogaville location. It closed on August 2, 2022. It first opened in the original brick house (now Lotus Conference Center) on the property. Then, it moved to the Yogaville Office Building for some...

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Swami Ramananda at Commonweal Retreat Center: August 2022

Swami Ramananda at Commonweal Retreat Center: August 2022

Swami Ramananda, president of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, will be teaching during the "Deep Rest & Timeless Teachings" retreat being held at the Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas, California from August 5 – 7, 2022. This is a wonderful...

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Spiritual Independence

Spiritual Independence

Independence implies a freedom from being controlled or unduly influenced by an outside source. Spiritual independence suggests the freedom to live in harmony with the spiritual truth at the heart of our being. It implies freedom from depending on any outside source...

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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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How Meditation Can Help in Times of Loss and Heartbreak

How Meditation Can Help in Times of Loss and Heartbreak

In grief and loss, the mind is powerfully affected. The way we think is changed. The content of our thoughts is altered. Particularly in early and traumatic grief, we forget things, we lose things, we are distracted and inattentive. Alternatively, we can be utterly...

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Healing the Dis-ease of Busyness

Healing the Dis-ease of Busyness

I know so many people, that when I ask how they are doing, respond with something about how busy they are. It has become the status quo for our lives to be filled to the maximum and beyond so that we’re not really aware of how driven we are, how stressed our lives...

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The Sound of Yoga

The Sound of Yoga

High summer rang loud on garlic harvest day. I stuck my pitchfork into the soil as sun spilled down the hill and into the veggie garden. Goldfinches twittered as they climbed the swaying sunflowers. Warm and sweet air rose from the earth. Leaving the pitchfork speared...

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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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Explore Philosophy
BOOK: The Stories Behind the Poses

BOOK: The Stories Behind the Poses

Discover the traditional stories and wisdom behind your favorite Yoga poses in The Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology that Inspired 50 Yoga Postures, the stunningly illustrated book of Indian mythology for yogis of all levels. A beautifully written...

A Brief History of Sri Guru Gita

A Brief History of Sri Guru Gita

Sri Guru Gita is a compilation of verses dedicated to the veneration of the Guru—both one’s embodied Guru, as well as the Guru-tattva or Guru Principle. Many devotees repeat the entire Gita daily, though some repeat it yearly during the annual Guru Poornima (July full...

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...

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Integral Yoga Silent Retreats – Late Summer/Fall 2022

Integral Yoga Silent Retreats – Late Summer/Fall 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is offering in-person Integral Yoga Retreats during the late summer and fall. These retreats offer the opportunity for retreatants to observe the activity of the mind and develop an awareness of their thoughts and emotions. By practicing...

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You are Not Broken: The Yoga of Anxiety

You are Not Broken: The Yoga of Anxiety

A few times a year anxiety sends my mind into a death spiral. I wake in the middle of the night with my stomach clenched like an angry fist. Thoughts race from zero to catastrophe and I am convinced that social interactions will only result in total alienation. By the...

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