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

Introduction to Integral Yoga®

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

 

Featured Posts

Integral Yoga Podcast: Spirituality & Social Justice

In this recent episode, Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) and Maziz Jamal Mahgoub (founder of holisticunderground.org) discuss various aspects of social justice and how we all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people, and we also...

The Satchidananda Effect: Post-Woodstock and Beyond

In the more than fifty years since Swami Satchidananda brought peace into the chaos of 450,000 young people at a massive rock concert, his Integral Yoga teachings continue to be shared around the world. Heart surgeons, construction workers, people with HIV/AIDS,...

The Most Important Goal in Life

Your real partner is your soul. You are married to your soul, your spirit, or the God within. When you really have that spiritual awakening, your recognize that your first responsibility is to yourself—to know your Self. Everything and everybody is there to help you...

7 Big Changes Coming to Yoga Studios When They Reopen

In a recent Forbes magazine article, the reporter asked, "Is in-person Yoga a no-go in a post-pandemic world?" Yoga pods (see photo)? We asked Chandra Sgammato (Integral Yoga Institute of New York executive director) her view: "We are confident we can sanitize...

Watch Replay of: LIVE “Responding to Racism: A Spiritual Perspective”

Watch this replay from the LIVE "Responding to Racism: A Spiritual Perspective" panel on June 14th, 2020 with Integral Yoga minister Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward and Mazin Jamal Mahgoub, moderated by Swami Ramananda. The discussion includes how—from a spiritual vantage...

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...

Book: Teaching Events — How the Guru Dismantled My Illusions

How many times and how much do we invest in holding up the veils that obscure the truth and the opportunities for enlightenment? A Guru can aid a student in navigating the path, gaining mastery over the obstacles, cracking open the egg shell, and reaching the summit....
Featured News
Help Support Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville!

Help Support Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville!

From Rev. Siva Moore, Executive Director: We are so grateful for all of the love and support you have shared with the Ashram and your continued dedication to the yogic path. Since the Ashram’s closure over three months ago, we have moved programs online, reduced...

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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
Hatha Teaching of the Month: Sthira Sukham Asanam

Hatha Teaching of the Month: Sthira Sukham Asanam

In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book II: sutra 46, Sri Patanjali describes asana as having two components: sthira—steady, sukham—comfortable. Swami Satchidananda’s commentary on this sutra tells us that “We need the strength of steel, but with steel’s flexibility.”...

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Spiritual Introspection

Spiritual Introspection

Mother Nature, in the role of a stern mother, has sent us to our rooms! The government may call it “shelter in place,” but from another angle you can see that we are being asked to quit running around and do some serious thinking: How are we treating Mother Earth? How...

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“Truth is One, Paths are Many” Interfaith Chant

“Truth is One, Paths are Many” Interfaith Chant

This inspiring video is offered on Guru Poornima, a yearly observance that traditionally honors one's Guru, or spiritual preceptor. Many decades ago, Swami Satchidananda (the world-renowned and beloved Yoga master, founder of Integral Yoga Global, and interfaith...

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Explore Lifestyle
The Yoga of Money

The Yoga of Money

In this video (part of a talk sponsored by Integral Yoga Global hosted by Integral Yoga Europe), Shri K. Ramasamy shares advice he received from his Guru, Swami Satchidananda. A key concept he shares is how to transform business into service. Shri Ramasamy is a highly...

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Spirituality: Turning Toward Whatever is Happening Now

Spirituality: Turning Toward Whatever is Happening Now

A lot of people who’ve come to me have this idea that being spiritual is about being peaceful. But that idea of spirituality just turns spirituality into wanting to get from here now where you are to there where you want to be, where you think you should be. It...

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Anger as a Tool for Change

Anger as a Tool for Change

If you need to correct somebody’s behavior, to get them to stop some negative action, you may have to use anger. By doing that, you are “punishing” their mistakes, but you are not punishing the person. You are not hating them. It’s like the child in a classroom, who...

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Explore Philosophy
The Key to Spiritual Liberation

The Key to Spiritual Liberation

Before we talk about freedom it’s good to know how do we get bound. What binds us? Because if we do not know that we are bound we won’t even have to bother about freedom. Who wants freedom? The one who is bound. Are we really bound? If so, who is interested in binding...

Be As You Are—The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

Be As You Are—The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

David Godman (his family’s actual surname!) read a book in 1974 about the great sage and jnani, Sri Ramana Maharshi, and two years later traveled to his ashram in India. Since then, he has lived almost continuously in Tiruvannamalai, the town where Sri Ramana spent...

Compassion During Crisis

Compassion During Crisis

On June 21st, we celebrate the annual International Day of Yoga. In honor of this day, we are publishing this inspiring essay by Sharon Gannon (cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga and spiritual activist) that reveals the heart and soul of what Yoga is all about. yam hi na...

Explore Education
My Journey to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

My Journey to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

I was born in 1977 and I think it is fair to say that Yoga has been part of my life since I was a baby. But I would never have expected Yoga to become such a prevalent part of my life. For this, I am grateful to my parents and my father’s wonderful Guru, Swami...

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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
Yoga Brings Us Back to Our Nature

Yoga Brings Us Back to Our Nature

We all want to become healthy, both mentally and physically, but somehow there are a lot of toxins in our bodies and minds. The more we clean the mind, the more we bring out the true light within. I can compare what happens in the oil industry to what happens within...

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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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