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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Featured Posts

The Pursuit of Happiness

Yoga is now known and practiced all over the world. This is because it’s not only for people who believe in religion, spirituality, or a particular philosophy. The yogic teachings comprise the very same foundation that is found in all faiths and religions. And, even...

Loss, Life, Love

Nalanie Chellaram, Integral Yoga teacher and Gibraltar and Sotogrande, Spain centers head, recently published a book, Loss, Love, Life. In this article, she shares the inspiration behind writing the book and her journey through loss into life and love again. The book...

The Inner Guru

In this short video "The Inner Guru" from 1998 during Guru Poornima, Swami Satchidananda speaks about the true meaning of "Guru" and also about attuning oneself to the inner Guru. Using examples from his own Guru (Sri Swami Sivananda), the Bhagavad Gita and South...

Attuning to the Guru Within

Recently, someone was asking me about the connection to the Guru. Words are limited. Whatever “under-standing” I have on this matter comes from the experience of “standing-under” God’s Presence through Sri Gurudev Satchidananda’s loving guidance. Today I am far from...

Booklet: “Hymn of the 108 Holy Names”

Reciting praises of 108 or even 1000 Holy Names dedicated to God or great sages is a time-honored tradition. Each and every manifestation of Brahman is thus given a series of Holy Names. This garland of 108 Holy Names, compiled and translated by Swami Yogananda...

The Darshan Line

When I was in my 20s, I used to go to the New York Integral Yoga Institute on 13th Street and buy books and tapes and great things. And then I took a shiatsu class there with a great bunch of spiritual people for 20 weeks and we were all different, but we all got...

The Full Potential of Your Mind

We seem to do many things each day that create our problems. But, we can undo everything in a meditation practice. You just sit. You don’t need to do anything but = be aware of yourself. In meditation you are the witness that sits  behind the body and mind. When you...
Featured News
Guru Poornima 2021

Guru Poornima 2021

Guru Poornima is when, during the full moon in July, we celebrate the ancient tradition of guru-sishya (Guru-disciple). Since time immemorial, traditional knowledge and teachings have been passed down from one generation to another through sacred texts and teachings...

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Truth is One, Paths are Many: Interfaith Music!

Truth is One, Paths are Many: Interfaith Music!

In honor of Guru Poornima, the interfaith music that has been a part of the Light Of Truth Universal Service is now available for all to utilize during services you organize in your local areas. Also, many new interfaith tools and resources have been added to the...

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Explore Practice
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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Yoga for Calm Endurance: Titiksha

Yoga for Calm Endurance: Titiksha

From Yoga, we learn titiksha, a Sanskrit term meaning: patient endurance as a practical approach to ride out the storm of suffering. Titiksha teaches us that what we are perceiving in this moment will change. You need only put one foot in front of the other, one...

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The Mantra of Love

The Mantra of Love

Manish Vyas is a teacher of Nada Yoga, the Yoga of sound. His composition "Tumi Bhaja Re Mana" is one of his most popular and beautiful. Translated, the mantra means: Oh mind (mana), my dear friend, always chant (bhaja) the name of the Divine, Always repeat (japa)...

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Explore Lifestyle
Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

For most of us, this effort requires patience, persistence, and some means to renew this commitment. The obstacles are many: the countless stressors of daily life, the subconscious beliefs and habitual thinking that compel us to defend the ego-identity we’ve formed,...

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Little Big Man: A Yogaville Adventure

Little Big Man: A Yogaville Adventure

Miles Eberle (son of the Yogaville and Integral Yoga Magazine webmaster, Sam, and wife Lilavati) was captured on his daily rounds in Yogaville, where he was born and lived until a few years ago, when he and his family moved to Colorado to be with the rest of the...

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A Swami’s Ode to Joy

A Swami’s Ode to Joy

Swami Hamsananda shares this "Ode to Joy." Joy, humor and childlike wonder characterize one of Integral Yoga's most senior and beloved swamis! Ode to This Glorious Day! I am filled with so much happiness right now that I am writing this to pass it on. I love to pieces...

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Explore Philosophy
The Five Koshas

The Five Koshas

One question I often like to start my meditation workshops with is: Are you your thoughts? It’s quite controversial for some people and can provoke interesting responses. Sure, most of the time we feel like we are stuck in our heads. But aside from our minds, how else...

Raja Yoga Now: The Master’s Touch

Raja Yoga Now: The Master’s Touch

It was in September 1970 that I first met my spiritual master. It was a time when many great Gurus were being drawn to the West, attracted by the awakening aspiration of the youth. Several hundred of us had gathered at a rustic site in the mountains of California for...

What Does Self-Realization Mean to You?

What Does Self-Realization Mean to You?

At a satsang in New York some years ago, I raised the question, “What matters most to you?” I spoke about the importance of clarifying what we value and reflecting on the ultimate purpose of our lives. Speaking to a group of yogis, I was not surprised that someone...

Explore Education
Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT
 has a new book: Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone. It is an informative and trailblazing guide for mental health professionals, Yoga therapists and teachers working with trauma utilizing the science of Yoga. In this article, she...

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Integral Yoga Therapist Certification Open House July 19th

Integral Yoga Therapist Certification Open House July 19th

Is becoming a Yoga Therapist right for you? This 1-hour virtual event is for new, current and potential students to meet and interact with the staff in the Integral Yoga Therapist certification (IYTh) program. You are invited to drop in or stay to learn more and ask...

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Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga – Online

Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga – Online

Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT will present an online workshop on "Mental Health, Brain Science and Yoga" from July 28 - August 3, 2021. For everyone, especially mental health professionals, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, and...

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Explore Health
A Surgical Mission A Doctor Won’t Forget

A Surgical Mission A Doctor Won’t Forget

My relationship with Swami Satchidananda began with meeting Dr. Sandra (Amrita) McLanahan, at a conference in Tarrytown, New York where she was one of the speakers. She was a student of the Swami, and she was young, energetic, and spoke of Yoga, spirituality, and...

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This is Your Brain on Enlightenment

This is Your Brain on Enlightenment

Sara Novak's article on Discover magazine's website was clearly written pre-pandemic. It turns out she (a writer for Discover, Discovery Health, Popular Science, among others) was writing about a visit to Satchidananda Ashram, what drew her there, and about the field...

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A Yoga Doctor Looks Back

A Yoga Doctor Looks Back

Several years ago, Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD (founder of Integral Health Services and pioneer of Yoga therapy) was asked the question: “What did you learn from Swami Satchidananda?” Her reply became this article… It’s very difficult to summarize almost 50 years of...

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