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

The Journey to Your True Calling

Stephen Cope changed my life. He might change yours, too. Need inspiration today? You got it. Put away your yellow highlighter when you read a Stephen Cope book. You’ll find yourself marking almost every sentence. The whole book will be yellow. Fifteen years ago, I...

Celebrating the Spirit of Thanksgiving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving 2020 may have just come and gone, yet these beautiful blessings expressing gratitude—from various wisdom traditions and luminaries—can enrich, and become a part of, our daily lives. Here is one sample from the inspirational collection offered by...

Teachings from the Gita: The Real and the Unreal

The entire Bhagavad Gita is a series of questions and answers between Sri Krishna and his disciple, Arjuna. In chapter 13, Arjuna asks for knowledge about prakriti and Purusha. Arjuna asks: “What is knowledge and what is it that is to be known?” In those days, none of...

Peace is the Real You!

Peace and joy are more or less different aspects of the same thing. If you are peaceful, you are joyful. Peace doesn’t depend on anything, but is totally independent, and it is always there. When you feel that peace, you feel a supreme happiness that also does not...

Inside Patanjali’s Words: New Book Release from Integral Yoga Publications

Inside Patanjali's Words is the latest release from Integral Yoga Publications. This new book is by Rev. Jaganath Carrera (author of the acclaimed book, Inside the Yoga Sutras) and is a unique study guide for all who are interested in a deeper dive into the Yoga...

Selflessness, Unconditional Happiness, and Peace of Mind

A selfless person does not depend on anyone or anything to be happy. Selflessness, unconditional happiness, and peace of mind go hand in hand. Whatever happens, such a person retains their peace. By remaining in that peace, they are in a much better position to react...

Resting in the Authentic Self

In this interview, renowned Yoga teacher Rod Stryker explores the four motivating forces in life and how a steady spiritual practice can bring those to fruition in a way that helps us live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Stryker believes that the aim of practice...
Featured News
The Dalai Lama: A Message of Love & Inner Peace

The Dalai Lama: A Message of Love & Inner Peace

Recently, His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in the program "Buddhism, Science and Compassion," which was organized by the Einstein Forum (Germany). During the program, His Holiness stressed how all the religions share the value of universal love. He also...

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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
Beyond the Breath

Beyond the Breath

Pranayama, often described as yogic breathing, is one of the most powerful, yet subtle practices in Yoga. Certainly, we use yogic breathing techniques to practice pranayama—but if we mistake these techniques for the intent, we cut ourselves off from the full scope of...

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When Hatha Meets Raja

When Hatha Meets Raja

Michael Rhadeya Plasha (Yoga, Ayurvedic and meditation educator and an addiction, trauma and chronic disease specialist) has spent two decades refining his practice and teaching of Hatha Yoga while integrating Raja Yoga into the class. In this article he shares what...

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Explore Lifestyle
Make Hay While the Sun Shines!

Make Hay While the Sun Shines!

In this recent Integral Yoga Podcast, Avi Gordon (director, Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with Ram Wiener about forgiveness, the experience of finding a Guru, and allowing the universe to shape us into someone we like. Ram (vice-president of business at...

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What Do You Bring to Each Interaction You Have?

What Do You Bring to Each Interaction You Have?

Even post-election we are still undergoing turbulent times in a divided nation. When Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) arrived in New York City in 1966 our country was also going through seismic cultural shifts. I know that, for me, the teachings and practices of...

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Raising Yogic Kids

Raising Yogic Kids

It’s very, very hard to bring up children nowadays, particularly with all the things that they see, watch, read, and hear. Children don’t know what is right and what is wrong, what should be done or what should not be done, so certain things must be taught. It takes...

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Explore Philosophy
Everything Can Be Karma Yoga

Everything Can Be Karma Yoga

Whatever is due to you will come and nobody can stop that or cheat you. If ever anybody does seem to cheat you, know that it is an aftereffect of what you have done to someone at some time in the past. You must have cheated somebody earlier, so now another person is...

What is Integral Yoga?

What is Integral Yoga?

Did you ever wonder what "Integral Yoga" means? In this video, Mataji (a long-time disciple of Swami Satchidananda) describes how the path of Integral Yoga progressively brings the body, heart, mind, and spirit into harmony and peace. Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly...

Integral Yoga: Looking Back, Going Forward

Integral Yoga: Looking Back, Going Forward

In October 2020, Swami Karunananda gave the following talk—during the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute’s 50th anniversary celebration—on the future of the Integral Yoga teachings and organization. A reporter once asked me to describe Swami Satchidananda’s legacy,...

Explore Education
Yoga Lessons from the Disability Community

Yoga Lessons from the Disability Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about 2020 and what a tumultuous year it has been. I’m not of the mindset that once we reach 2021 things will magically change, but I am hopeful for a brighter future for all of us. 2020 offered the opportunity to explore accessibility in so...

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Adaptive Yoga in Hong Kong

Adaptive Yoga in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's leading news agencies featured Integral Yoga teacher and therapist, Hersha Chellaram on their "Listen to Her" series. A longtime Hong Kong resident, Hersha's  YAMA foundation has been working to make Yoga accessible to some...

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Explore Health
The Transformative & Healing Power of Music

The Transformative & Healing Power of Music

Music can awaken the deepest parts of our memories—even if those moments seem gone forever. Marta C. González proves this in a poignant video that has recently gone viral. The emotional moment was shared by the Asociacion Musica Para Despertar, a Spanish charity which...

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Ayurveda and Yoga Recovery Tools

Ayurveda and Yoga Recovery Tools

Durga Leela is the founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body, and spirit. In this podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with her about...

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Buddhism on Worrying—& How to Eradicate It.

Buddhism on Worrying—& How to Eradicate It.

My 10-day “Introduction to Buddhism” course was held in the main Gompa of Tushita Meditation Center. One of the texts that was written on the walls inside read the following: “If it can be remedied, why be upset about it? If it cannot be remedied, what is the use of...

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