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

Kundalini: A Dynamic Force

Yoga students should be very, very careful when it comes the kundalini. It is a dynamic force, part of the cosmic force, that is in everybody. It is something like a seed that is alive and has the quality to germinate into a big tree. But, if you break open the seed...

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...

How to Breathe When the World is on Fire

The beginning of 2020 has become, in some ways, a distant fog. I remember sinking into grief from day one, descending like a rock thrown into the ocean. Australia was on fire and the fires were consuming a small kangaroo rescue I loved. I was on the West Coast, so far...

How This Meditator Found His Groove

In this article, Swami Asokananda reflects upon the journey that took him from novice meditator to one of Integral Yoga’s master teachers. He shares the challenges and triumphs of having a regular meditation practice, as well as the insights and wisdom he gained on...

Yoga Takes Care of Body and Mind

In the name of Yoga our goal is to keep the mind peaceful and food not only plays an important part in the health of the body, but it plays a very important part in the condition of the mind. So, you have to be very careful about what you are eating. To understand...

Integral Yoga Virtual Studio Announces Sliding Scale/Class Packages

The Integral Yoga Virtual Studio (IYVS), sponsored by the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, has been able to offer donation-based Hatha classes over the past few months as a way of providing support to the community during this challenging time. Now, in order to...

Is Yoga Lineage Relevant in the Modern Era?

Although it is well-suited to the present era, Integral Yoga®, as taught by Swami Satchidananda, is part of a lineage with a long history. This lineage contributes to the beauty of the Integral Yoga tradition, in that it is part of a tradition. Today, with the...
Featured News
Film: Invisible Hand

Film: Invisible Hand

Invisible Hand is the world’s first documentary film about the creation of "Rights of Nature." The defining battle of our times where nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America. Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, Invisible Hand takes you...

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 International Day of Peace: September 21

 International Day of Peace: September 21

Integral Yoga commemorates this important day with a global celebration featuring special guests speakers from India, Gibraltar, Spain, Finland, USA, Portugal, Hong Kong, and the UK. Join Swami Gurucharanananda (Mataji), Sri K. Ramasamy, Nalanie Chellaram and other...

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Explore Practice
Working from Home? Try This Quick Yoga Practice

Working from Home? Try This Quick Yoga Practice

Integral Yogi Kalyani Verma shares some wonderful stretches and relaxation techniques in this 10 minute video. Kalyani lives in the UK and is the daughter of Siva and Gnanam Pillai, longtime devotees of Swami Satchidananda. Her parents first met Sri Swamiji in Sri...

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Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

The truth is, when the world gets chaotic and confounding, we need spiritual practice more than ever. That’s when our souls need sustenance. That’s when we need to recharge and ground ourselves to take on the challenge. Phil Goldberg’s new book, Spiritual Practice for...

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Meditation: Getting Unstuck

Meditation: Getting Unstuck

In this interview, one of Buddhism’s most respected teachers in the West, shares her initial experiences with lovingkindness meditation, and the value of beginner’s mind. Sharon’s belief in the power of meditation as a conduit to happiness is the subject of her book,...

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Explore Lifestyle
A Sculptural Tribute to 9/11

A Sculptural Tribute to 9/11

Alan Asangan Binstock, longtime Integral Yogi and retired NASA architect, is also known as the "sculptor of light." His sculptures adorn museums and major buildings around the country. He and his wife Karuna live in a home in Yogaville designed by Asangan. After 9/11,...

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Challenge, Purification and Heroism

Challenge, Purification and Heroism

Sri Swami Sivananda (the Guru of Integral Yoga founder Sri Swami Satchidananda) said that our suffering brings out the essence in us, just as an herb releases its fragrance when crushed. Gold is exposed only by removing a mountain of soil. Diamonds are formed through...

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Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) is joined by Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward (Integral Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, Integral Yoga minister) for this conversation on spirituality and social justice. For 13 years, Rev. Kamala practiced law full time,...

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Explore Philosophy
All Knowledge and Wisdom is Available to You

All Knowledge and Wisdom is Available to You

All the knowledge and wisdom is available to us in this world. The world is a university without walls. If you become a good student, any time you feel a need to know something, the answer will appear. In the early days when I would give talks, I used to wonder, Where...

Yoga and Buddhism: An Integration?

Yoga and Buddhism: An Integration?

When we talk about integrating Yoga and Buddhism, we must first be clear about what we mean. In the modern world, Yoga is often reduced to asana or its physical side. Buddhism is reduced to meditation, which many Buddhist groups emphasize. Yet Yoga has its meditation...

Is “Indifference” Yoga?

Is “Indifference” Yoga?

In Yoga, we often use the term “vairagya.” It is often translated as “dispassion” or “non-attachment.” But, sometimes it is confused with “indifference.” So, what does non-attachment mean? Does it mean you are indifferent, you don’t care about anyone or anything? No....

Explore Education
A Perfect Time for Yoga Therapy Certification

A Perfect Time for Yoga Therapy Certification

In this interview, Becca Pulliam talks with Nancy O’Brien, ment Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga Teacher Training (a partnership with Integral Yoga in San Francisco and Yogaville Virginia, and  Integral Yoga New York) about updates in the 800-hour Integral...

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Accessible Yoga Conference Online: October 9 – 11, 2020

Accessible Yoga Conference Online: October 9 – 11, 2020

Accessible Yoga just announced that despite the cancellation of their anticipated fall conference in Portland, Oregon, you will still have the opportunity to learn and build community with them this October: the fall 2020 Accessible Yoga Conference is moving online!...

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Explore Health
Reflections on Aging and Yoga

Reflections on Aging and Yoga

It was 1968 and I was in my 20s in New York City. I started practicing Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute. I am now in my 70s, it is 2020, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am still practicing Yoga. I’m sure you can do the math. Since my 20s, I have been...

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Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

"The enlightened person does whatever is appropriate," explains Dr. Amrita, in the latest Integral Yoga Podcast. Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) discusses enlightened action and a number of wellness topics with Dr. Amrita— founder of America's...

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