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

You Can Create a Better World

In order to have a better world we must learn to think of the globe as a whole. Our world leaders need to be more selfless and sacrificing. Only by having a universal and spiritual vision can we bring positive change into the political field. A person who is really...

Rabbi Rami Shapiro: To Be a Blessing to All the Families of the Earth

In this latest episode of the Integral Yoga Podcast, Avi Gordon (director of Integral Yoga Teachers Association) and Rabbi Rami Shapiro discuss freedom of belief, tribalism, silence, gratitude, changing the world without antagonism, and the divine feminine. Rabbi Rami...

Integral Yoga Retreat in Kosovo Sept. 16–18, 2022

Join Narayani/Nathalia, Integral Yoga Kosovo director for a weekend retreat in beautiful Kosovo from 16-18 September, 2022. This retreat is a chance to practice Yoga with people from many places in Europe, to enjoy the countryside, and much more. The retreat is nearly...

Early Fall/Winter 2022 Silent Retreats at Yogaville

Integral Yoga's offerings of early Fall and Winter silent retreats held at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, In spiritual practice, can be found here with dates and further information. Join us to experience a silent retreat under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga...

Remembering Uma Devi Pemmaraju

Uma Devi Pemmaraju passed away in early August 2022 at the age of 64. She was the daughter of the late Dr. P. N. Rao and his wife, Rani, mother of Kirana Petkun. The entire family, including Uma's siblings, Dr. Rama Pemmaraju and Dr. Shankar Pemmaraju, were longtime...

Celebrating the 135th Birth Anniversary of H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda

In honor of the 135th Jayanthi (birth anniversary) of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji (the Guru of Sri Swami Satchidananda), we hope you will enjoy this wonderful video, “You are the Master of Your Destiny.” It features the actual voice of Sri Swami Sivanandaji, as well as...

What Kids with Special Needs Taught Me About Yoga

I looked over the damaged carrot patch. Bunnies had shorn the tops off; turning the frilly fronds into scant spikes. I sighed and wondered, Why do I bother? I was headed for trouble when I focused on  “getting something” out of the garden. But this time the bunny...
Featured News
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Online Study Group

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Online Study Group

Join us as we explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali through Sri Swami Satchidananda's translation and commentary! Tune in to Facebook every Tuesday beginning September 13, 2022 at 10 am (Eastern) as we study each sutra slowly and carefully, broadening our attitudes and...

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World Gratitude Day – Online Film Premiere Sept. 21, 2022

World Gratitude Day – Online Film Premiere Sept. 21, 2022

Celebrate World Gratitude Day on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 and join the global online premiere of Gratitude Revealed, a moving new film about gratitude. The film combines stunning visuals with the stories of extraordinary people from all walks of life—including...

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Explore Practice
My Spiritual Journey with Karma Yoga

My Spiritual Journey with Karma Yoga

I don’t know about you, but the spirit of sacrifice and service has never come easy for me. In the early days of my spiritual journey, due to my self-absorption in “taking care of Number 1,” I used to cringe whenever Swami Satchidananda (Gurudev) talked about Karma...

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Carrying Inner Peace Out into the World

Carrying Inner Peace Out into the World

It is a tradition in Integral Yoga that after daily meditation we repeat Shanti mantras, or peace prayers. These prayers are a beautiful way to end one’s formal meditation sitting and are a spiritual support in that they are affirmations of peace. The Yoga tradition...

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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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Explore Lifestyle
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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The Impulse to Love and Serve

The Impulse to Love and Serve

As we celebrate Black History Month in the U.S., and reflect on the actual meaning of Valentine’s Day, let us be inspired to answer the call to serve those in need. Saint Valentine’s life is just one enduring example of selfless service. Roses and chocolates aside,...

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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...

Explore Education
Meditation Teacher Training Online Open House

Meditation Teacher Training Online Open House

Join Integral Yoga teacher trainers Swami Ramananda and Diana Meltsner on November 10, 2022 from 5 – 6 pm PST for an hour of exploration of meditation hosted by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. This Open House for the Integral Yoga Meditation Teacher...

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Healing Relationships Online Teacher Training

Healing Relationships Online Teacher Training

Join Sandra Susheela Gilbert, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT from Nov. 30–Dec. 17, 2022 in this "Healing Relationships" Teacher Training, part of the Integral Yoga Therapist Certification program and sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. More information and...

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Explore Health
How Do You Envision Your End-of-Life?

How Do You Envision Your End-of-Life?

The End-of-Life Project is a living, breathing, and ongoing initiative to bring the Integral Yoga teachings to the end of our lives and beyond. We are grateful to Integral Yoga Magazine for supporting this program. During the dormancy of the pandemic a new branch of...

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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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