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 World Isn’t Good or Bad

We seem to have been running around a lot, doing all kinds of things, just to find a little happiness. When everything failed we looked elsewhere and thought, Maybe I can have a little peace if I move to such and such place. Unfortunately, wherever we go, we carry our...

A Dialogue with Ram Dass and Eckhart Tolle

Ram Dass and Eckhart Tolle are two remarkable teachers who had never shared a stage prior to this 2011 conversation in Maui, Hawaii. These two luminaries engaged in an open conversation about spiritual awakening and the transformation of consciousness. The program was...

Peyo, the Therapy Horse

Peyo is the star in French hospitals and retirement homes where he meets patients and residents from pediatrics and palliative care unit, psychiatry and Alzheimer’s services. He also visits the elderly and end-of-life children at home to bring them joy and serenity....

Undo Your Limitations

A student once told me how he was having beautiful experiences in meditation but was distressed because his experience of his daily life wasn’t beautiful or good. I asked this student to explain what his meditation experience was like. His reply was, “Well, I...

How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains

Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life's slings and arrows and others more resilient? In this eye-opening talk, Dr. Richard Davidson (professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as founder and director of the...

Recognize the God in You

What we call “God,” is the Cosmic Consciousness. It is our natural state of peace and joy. That Cosmic Consciousness is infinite. It has no limitation, it never changes, it is omnipresent and eternal. That’s what is meant by immortal. It is in you, as the real you. So...

Alabama Lawmaker’s Bid to Overturn a 28-year Yoga Ban in Public Schools

The Guardian newspaper recently reported that Jeremy Gray, a state lawmaker in Alabama (and longtime Yoga practitioner), is facing backlash for a bill he plans to present. The ban, believed to be the only statewide prohibition of its sort, is proving to be tougher to...
Featured News
Fifty Years of NPR: An Integral Yogi Looks Back

Fifty Years of NPR: An Integral Yogi Looks Back

On May 3, 1971, NPR (National Public Radio) started holding up their microphone to America. Just outside their doors, on the streets of Washington, DC, one of the biggest antiwar protests in American history was taking place. NPR's story is that of a ragtag network —...

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Accessible Yoga Community Celebration: May 20

Accessible Yoga Community Celebration: May 20

Join Accessible Yoga on May 20th from 4 – 6pm (Pacific) for this online program that will celebrate the community and also raise money. Accessible Yoga (founded by Rev. Jivana Heyman, an Integral Yoga Minister and Teacher Trainer) is fundraising for three projects:...

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Explore Practice
How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for You

How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for You

Your Yoga mat is a very personal thing. Each of us has a different preference; the main ones being cushioning, grip, and portability. Other things to think about are how to clean it (more important than it used to be!), and breaking in your Yoga mat. But the huge...

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Yoga and The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga and The Power of Space in Healing

Beyond the Yoga postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandhas) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships. The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When...

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Explore Lifestyle
Honoring the Divine Feminine

Honoring the Divine Feminine

At a recent Earth Day event that was held at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, we honored Mother Earth with prayers, expressions of gratitude, and a puja, as we committed ourselves to restoring the earth. Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in the month...

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What’s Your Motivation?

What’s Your Motivation?

What motivates you to get out of bed? What do you aspire to in your life? How do you live your Yoga? These are some of the questions our two yogis will consider in Episode 23 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast. This topic also leads them into a deep discussion about...

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The Yoga of Relationships

The Yoga of Relationships

During these challenging times, the stresses and strains on our relationships can take a toll. What does Yoga have to say about this? Swami Asokananda and Rev. Prem discuss relationships (with oneself & others), communication, and how to respond vs. react....

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Explore Philosophy
Kundalini: A Dynamic Force

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...

Do Not Depend on Anything

Do Not Depend on Anything

Happiness is not something that can come from the outside. One of the things we seem to depend upon for our happiness is physical beauty. We don’t want to accept the fact that we will get old and our bodies will change. When we see others getting old we may think to...

Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

Raja Yoga: Exit Strategy for Suffering

Everyone wants to be happy, but the happiness we seek is elusive. Our lives are spent seeking happiness through possessions, positions, relationships; even our addictions are a misguided search for happiness. And what do we find? Generally, we get a little happiness...

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Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Holistic Yoga

Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Holistic Yoga

May 15, 2021: Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco is hosting this online program with Saeeda Hafiz on Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Holistic Yoga. In this two-hour session, you will do safe and love-filled exercises that will further develop trust...

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Explore Health
Yoga for Personal and Social Resilience

Yoga for Personal and Social Resilience

Yoga became my way of coping and eventually I realized I could serve the world by sharing tools for peace of mind better than I could by stridently objecting to the military-industrial complex. In the process of becoming a whole, happy person, I gradually became a...

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One of New York City’s Finest Restaurants Goes Meatless!

One of New York City’s Finest Restaurants Goes Meatless!

New York's Channel 4 reported that Eleven Madison Park—considered one of the finest restaurants in both New York City and the world—will also be completely meatless and almost entirely vegan, starting June 10."If Eleven Madison Park is truly at the forefront of dining...

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The Role Yoga Plays in Integrative and Holistic Health

The Role Yoga Plays in Integrative and Holistic Health

Yoga is so much more than physical exercise. It’s a lifestyle discipline that embraces and strengthens the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. The science of Yoga originated in ancient India with the intention of connecting emotional tranquility, mental...

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