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

Renouncing the Spiritual Ego

When it comes to either physical or mental problems, prevention is always better than the cure. And the best way to prevent troubles is by setting aside all your selfishness. Competition gets into everything, including Yoga and spirituality when there is the idea of...

Enchanted Malas: Making Sacred Connections

In this article, Yoga teacher and sacred jewelry creator India Terry shares the connection between the Earth’s natural cycles and mala beads. Terry says that malas are actually  wonderful tools to focus the mind and to connect us with the energies of these cycles. We...

Surfing the Waves: Equanimity During Uncertainty

Sri Swami Satchidananda often reminded us that the great surfers spend thousands of dollars to travel across the globe to find the big waves, and to experience the thrill of riding them into the shore. Emotionally, socially, economically and spiritually we are...

Seeing Life and Death in Each Moment: A Healing Journey with Yoga and Zen

On April 1st, 2020, on a beautiful Colorado spring day, following a day of ice storm, I ran out onto our deck to chase away a pigeon at our newly planted vegetable garden. I slipped and fell back, my head hitting hard onto the deck. It was pretty clear that I had a...

In Memoriam: Carol Kalyani Neuman

Carol Kalyani Neuman was brilliant, kind, and fun. She was the first woman to become an executive at the New York Times. Prior to moving to Yogaville, she served on the Board of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York and was selected by Swami Satchidananda to...

Union Hill, Yogaville Happy with Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancellation!

Last weekend, Yogaville received the incredible news that gifted us with the Guru Poornima blessing of the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project! The pipeline, with its compressor station originally slated to be installed about five miles from Yogaville...

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...
Featured News
Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

The first thoughts of proposing some type of ministry for the Integral Yoga organization occurred in the winter of 1980.  My mother had been a member of the Third Order of St. Francis when she was young. This order was established by St. Francis in response to a...

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The State of Union (Yoga) Address

The State of Union (Yoga) Address

The State of Union (Yoga) Address is a groundbreaking six-part series created by Black and Brown Yoga teachers, as an act of conscious protest to uplift and amplify BIPOC and their voices within the Yoga community. Each episode in this six-part series centers around...

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BOOK: Reach Your Potential

BOOK: Reach Your Potential

In Reach Your Potential (a mini-book, part of the Peter Max Cover Art Series), Swami Satchidananda focuses on how we can reach our health, wellness, and happiness potential, as well as how to cultivate self-mastery. Through the Yoga practices, he shows how we can...

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Explore Practice
Anxiety Buster & Hatha Teaching of the Month

Anxiety Buster & Hatha Teaching of the Month

Here we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and anxiety is through the roof. We’re surrounded by it in the media and in family and friends. It’s hard not to pick it up. And if we are anxious, our kids will pick it up too. Luckily, Yoga can help us understand...

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How to Cultivate Equanimity

How to Cultivate Equanimity

To cultivate equanimity you have to have a strong mind and that means a strong will. In order to develop the will, that one-pointed mind, you practice concentration and meditation. Concentration strengthens the mind because anything that is fully concentrated is more...

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Explore Lifestyle
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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All Us Men

All Us Men

In this article, Darren Mahesh Hayward explains how he came to set up a meditation group in the UK called All Us Men (or AUM). The group is aimed at helping men manage difficult emotional times.  A group of men from all walks of life, different ages and lifestyle, all...

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The Power of Right Action

The Power of Right Action

In this video podcast, Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) and Lotus Lee Morgan discuss yogic action, what really matters, and the meaningfulness of being a part of a "tribe." Lotus has served as Satsang & Sacred Events Coordinator at...

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Explore Philosophy
Wake Up!

Wake Up!

When I was a young boy, I used to dream a lot about wild animals in the jungle. And very often, in these dreams, they used to chase me. I would run and run and get so tired and when I felt that I couldn’t run anymore and the tiger was very close to me, right in the...

Yoga is Not Limited to Postures and Breathing

Yoga is Not Limited to Postures and Breathing

People often ask me to explain Integral Yoga. I tell them that if you keep certain things in mind, whatever you do becomes a yogic action. Even your eating and sleeping can be a Yoga practice if you do them in a way that creates health and harmony. Chew your food...

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...

Explore Education
Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Summer/Fall 2020

Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Summer/Fall 2020

Find all the trainings, workshops, and special events sponsored by Integral Yoga Global here on the Integral Yoga Global Calendar. Each program is sponsored by one of Integral Yoga's many centers around the world and can be easily accessed here by using this calendar....

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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
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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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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