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

Many Paths to Wisdom

The main purpose of spiritual life is to recognize our spiritual oneness. Living a spiritual life means living in harmony; caring and sharing for one another. There’s no room for any exploitation or corruption in spirituality. This also means to feel and show...

Don’t Make the Same Mistake Your “Woke” Elders Once Made

I was as woke as a young white man could be, back when the terms closest to “woke” were “hip” and “cool” and pretty much anything else that wasn’t “straight,” which referred not to a sexual orientation but to people living an ordinary, conventional way of life. To me,...

If You are a Yogi, Should You Vote?

With the upcoming elections, we wanted to share Swami Satchidananda's views on Yoga and political involvement. Even from the earliest days of his arrival in America, he encouraged his students to be responsible citizens and to vote. For example, one new student asked...

Enlightenment or Escapism?

Are you looking for true enlightenment, or do you just want to escape from reality? In this video, Integral Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist Nalanie Chellaram talks about the dangers of drugs and ayahuasca, both of which are seen as shortcuts to enlightenment. She also...

Yoga for Wellness

There is a beautiful biblical saying: “Seek the kingdom of God first and all the rest will be added unto you.” Whether you want it or not, it will come. Health, wealth, friends, money and fame will just come to you. They are the by-products of the most important...

Coy Sterling: The Yogi Lawyer

During a recent Integral Yoga podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) interviewed Cory Sterling, (lawyer, small business owner and Yoga teacher) who is the author of the new book, The Yoga Law Book. Avi and Cory discuss the spiritual...

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...
Featured News
Sacred Mantra Series: Newly Remastered

Sacred Mantra Series: Newly Remastered

During the 1980s, Swami Satchidananda recorded a series of mantras, and then several more in the 1990s. These recordings became the "Sacred Mantra Series" CDs. Integral Yoga Media has now remastered this series for digital download. These are now available on the...

read more
How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

Integral Yoga minister, Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward is joined by Kathy Simon to host the series "Beyond the Book Group: How To Be An Effective Ally & Advocate For Racial Justice." This will be a four-session series on Tuesdays, from  Nov. 17 to Dec. 8, 3:00 PM -...

read more
Explore Practice
The Benefits of Hatha Yoga

The Benefits of Hatha Yoga

If you wish to eliminate the toxins that have already found room in the body, then Hatha Yoga can help. The Yoga postures and breathing techniques purify the physical body. Even if you have developed some bad habits, by practicing Hatha Yoga you will lose all the...

read more
The Art of Sleeping like a Yogi

The Art of Sleeping like a Yogi

For a yogi, sleep is a sacred moment. Yogic deep sleep has no dreams. Time condenses, requiring shorter times of needed sleep. Upon awakening from a yogic sleep, we should feel a brand new moment filled with optimism, a supercharged mind, a healed body, and each...

read more
Explore Lifestyle
How to Be a Portal of Grace

How to Be a Portal of Grace

No matter who wins the election in the USA, and no matter where you live in the world, we have a tough chapter ahead. Our communities are polarized, our people are angry and fearful, and as of today two hundred people are dying every hour from the virus. Plus, Mother...

read more
Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Sharon Salzberg, the popular meditation teacher and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, recently wrote an article for Tricycle magazine on voting, meditation, and how to counteract despair through changing the system. During these challenging times, Tricycle...

read more
We Need Good Stewards in the World

We Need Good Stewards in the World

In 1975, Swami Satchidananda was asked a question about how to avoid getting so caught up in spiritual bliss, that we forget about the social and ecological problems in our world. The person asking the question really wanted Sri Swamiji’s advice on how we best can...

read more
Explore Philosophy
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,...

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...

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...

Explore Education
Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Late Fall 2020

Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Late 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....

read more
What is Yoga Therapy Really All About?

What is Yoga Therapy Really All About?

Dr. Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, is the founder of Yoga for Arthritis and the author of Yoga Therapy for Arthritis. She is a faculty member of the Integral Yoga Therapy Certification program (IAYT-certified), which offers a special path to a career in Yoga Therapy....

read more
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...

read more
Explore Health
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...

read more
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...

read more
How An 81-Year-Old Got Her Groove Back

How An 81-Year-Old Got Her Groove Back

I met Yoga therapist, Dr. Lakshmi Sutter (program director of the Integral Yoga Therapy program) by chance in September of 2015. I had been unable to participate in Yoga classes for more than a year. Total knee replacement and surgeries for hammertoes and pelvic floor...

read more