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

Be the Centerpoint

We all look for excitement, thinking that it is a plus. But what is a plus? A minus crossed. A pendulum won’t swing to the plus side and remain there. When it swings to one side, it automatically has to come back to the other. When you want excitement, and swing to...

FILM: “Gratitude Revealed”

From the producer of “Fantastic Fungi,” comes this new documentary, “Gratitude Revealed.” The film takes us on a transformational experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude. Through intimate conversations with everyday people and thought...

A Vegan Journey: Ahimsa in Action

November is World Vegan Month and also the time when many friends and families enjoy turkey dinners, so it seems most fitting to share the wisdom of ahimsa (non-injury) through the life and teachings of Meenakshi Angel Honig. Meenakshi, a senior Integral Yoga teacher...

Cultivating Gratitude: A Month of Practice Ideas

This offering of 30 daily gratitude practice ideas from Gratefulness.org ranges from simple actions to reflective meditations to weeklong commitments – all designed to inspire and support your grateful living journey. Experiment with repeating one practice every day...

Vivi and Headspace Partner to Bring Mindfulness to K-12 Classrooms

Nov 4, 2022 – MELBOURNE – Vivi, the leading classroom communication and collaboration platform built exclusively for education, today announced an exciting new and unique partnership with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, with a goal of...

New Multimedia Website Launched: Insights

For 35 years, Mind & Life has supported research and dialogue at the intersection of science and contemplative wisdom to better understand the nature of the human mind. Now, to share key learnings inspired through our work, we’re pleased to announce Insights, a...

Vegetarian Crocodile Offered Last Rites at Hindu Temple

Indian Express: In a rare gesture, a Kerala temple accorded “bhu samadhi” to a crocodile, named Babiya, that died in the shrine’s pond on Sunday night and a post-mortem cited the death due to old age. Since the crocodile has been part of the lore of Sree...
Featured News
Yoga Gives Back: Annual Fundraiser, Nov. 12, 2022

Yoga Gives Back: Annual Fundraiser, Nov. 12, 2022

Join Yoga Gives Back for their 15th Anniversary Gala online on Nov. 12, 2022. Let's unite for inspiration, mindfulness, and Yoga to raise funds to support more than 2400 women and children with YGB programs of empowerment in India. YGB is honored to present their...

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Thanksgiving Yoga Class to Benefit The Mission Food Hub

Thanksgiving Yoga Class to Benefit The Mission Food Hub

The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco is offering a morning in-person & online Yoga class this Thanksgiving (Nov. 24, 2022) from 9 – 10:30 am PST. As we move through a yoga practice, we will focus on gratitude and on the profound effects that the...

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Explore Practice
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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The Senses as a Pathway to Self-Mastery

The Senses as a Pathway to Self-Mastery

We should all remember that a main aim of Yoga practice is self-mastery. When we follow the Yoga precepts and practices this leads to more self-mastery—the body and mind become more relaxed and sattvic so we can more easily recognize and abide in our True Nature....

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Explore Lifestyle
Finding Gold in Yoga Practice

Finding Gold in Yoga Practice

It has been easy for me to stay on the spiritual path for thirty-four years; but finding an attitude that sustains my joy and compassion is the challenge. A dogmatic seeker is dangerous. I could easily become rigid, controlling, or just an annoying know-it-all. It’s...

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The Meat & Dairy Farmers Going Vegan

The Meat & Dairy Farmers Going Vegan

Recently, BBC News reported that after one UK dairy farmer lost most of his dairy herd to bovine tuberculosis that he decided he would no longer send animals to the slaughterhouse. "It made me wonder if we can justify the industrial slaughter of sentient beings," says...

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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
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...

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 Spiritual Formula for Meeting Overwhelming Challenges

A Spiritual Formula for Meeting Overwhelming Challenges

Most of you will probably recognize the following prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. As you read it, let the words enter your heart. Take a moment to reflect on how you could apply it both outwardly to others and inwardly toward yourself. Prayer of Saint Francis of...

Explore Education
Integral Yoga Teachers Online Conference Nov. 4–6, 2022

Integral Yoga Teachers Online Conference Nov. 4–6, 2022

Integral Yoga trained teachers are invited to the Integral Yoga Teachers Online Conference scheduled for November 4th through the 6th, 2022. The weekend is designed to refine your teaching skills and provide you with teaching inspiration and personal relaxation....

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Explore Health
Yoga as “Lifestyle Medicine”

Yoga as “Lifestyle Medicine”

I first came across the teachings of Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) in a transcript from a talk he gave in which he said, “We have a natural state of ease and when we lose it we get disease.” I was in medical school at the time, and nobody was really addressing the...

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

My father would have been in a coffin when I was 16 years-old had he not noticed subtle changes in his breathing and the way that he felt while running on a treadmill at the gym. My father was an avid runner, and a wonderful example of one who takes care of their...

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