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

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A Solution to the World’s Problems

This talk was given by Sri Swami Satchidananda to a gathering of members from the Lions Club and Rotarian Club organizations in Hong Kong. The main reason behind all the world’s problems is selfishness. Living an unselfish life means that we perform our actions for...

The Science of Yoga, Part 2: Kriya Yoga

Patanjali called the things that cause us to suffer kleshas, or obstructions. He named five of them. The first, avidya, is that we do not fully know who we are. Avidya is often translated as ignorance. The ignorance it refers to is that, while we might know a lot...

Ask for a Miracle

How do we live in this time? It is a question I ask myself again and again. For many, there is little choice. It is a time of such anguish for uncounted millions around the world. But what of those of us who have a sufficiency? Food, a roof over our heads, a bed, a...

Truth is Like a Magnet

In this episode of the Integral Yoga Podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) is in conversation with Pamela Seelig. Pamela began practicing Yoga more than 25 years ago when an illness interrupted her Wall Street career. She started...

Forgiveness: Freeing the Heart from the Past

Forgiveness can be a very difficult process, but it can also be very healing.  If we have been deeply hurt, we may have no interest in forgiving or it may seem impossible. But an inability to forgive usually means carrying inside a psychic knot of anger and ill-will...

“Call Off the Search”

This excerpt, from the full-length documentary film "Call Off the Search," was shot and produced in Lucknow, India. It includes interviews with Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja) along with rare footage of Sri Ramana Maharshi. There are also testimonials from some of the many...

The Secret of Karma Revealed

As long as you feel that you are doing something, then you are responsible. But when you don’t feel that you are doing anything, and you feel that you have completely surrendered into the hands of a Higher Power that does everything, where is the karma for you? When...
Featured News
“Be Here Now” 50th Anniversary Celebration!

“Be Here Now” 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Join the Love Serve Remember Foundation to Honor Ram Dass and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Be Here Now' with an Immersive Experience and Concert at WISDOME LA on October 24! The program will be both in-person and livestreamed! This special occasion will take...

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Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita Rock Opera

Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita Rock Opera

Lissa Coffey has teamed up with award-winning composer/producer David Vito Gregoli to create "Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita ROCK OPERA." Each chapter of the Gita is a song and is for all those who want to memorize the words of the Gita by singing along to the "Song...

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Integral Yoga Silent Retreat at Yogaville Oct. 28–31

Integral Yoga Silent Retreat at Yogaville Oct. 28–31

Join us for the reopening of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a fall silent retreat in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley of Central Virginia, under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga teachers. Whether you are seeking relaxation, instruction in Yoga...

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The Dynamic Power of Breath – Online Workshop

The Dynamic Power of Breath – Online Workshop

On Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 30 & 31, 2021, from  8 – 10 am & 12 – 2 pm EDT, Integral Yoga master teacher Swami Karunananda will teach this special workshop on "The Dynamic Power of Breath." The yogic science of pranayama, or working with the breath, is a...

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Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

There are many stories in the Zen tradition that offer a perspective on sleep, such as the enlightenment of Ananda, where he stayed awake for several days on end trying to attain Great Liberation. He finally decides to give up on attaining enlightenment and get some...

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Hatha Yoga and Physics

Hatha Yoga and Physics

While the study of physics may sound a million miles away from Yoga, they actually have a very close relationship. From energy to forces, physics plays a part in all areas of Yoga practice. When teaching classes, I like to bring in the idea that our actions are not...

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Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

For most of us, this effort requires patience, persistence, and some means to renew this commitment. The obstacles are many: the countless stressors of daily life, the subconscious beliefs and habitual thinking that compel us to defend the ego-identity we’ve formed,...

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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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Busy, Busy, Busy is Unhealthy Business

Busy, Busy, Busy is Unhealthy Business

For decades I’ve been ‘that guy’ who answers, “BUSY” when someone asks how I am doing. “BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!” What an outright deflection of the truth! Alice in Wonderland, anyone? The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. –The White Rabbit, Lewis Carrol The lockdowns of...

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Explore Philosophy
The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 5,  Unclouding Our Judgment

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 5, Unclouding Our Judgment

In part 4 of this series, we talked about Dhritarāśhtra, the blind king. We can consider him to be manas, the lower mind. And we also talked about Sanjaya, his minister, who we said could be considered our conscience. The king is blind, but he is not deaf. He does...

The Science of Yoga, Part 1: Yogabhyasa and Yogavidya

The Science of Yoga, Part 1: Yogabhyasa and Yogavidya

The practice of Yoga and the science of Yoga, or Yoga­bhyasa and Yogavidya, are two of the traditional ways that Yoga is described. Yoga is a practice (abhyasa) and a science (vidya). While asanas and pranayama are immensely popular and currently the most visible...

OM: The Pranava

OM: The Pranava

Joseph Campbell was an American author and editor whose works on comparative mythology examined the universal functions of myth in various human cultures. During the final years of his life, Campbell embarked on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he...

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Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy – Online

Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy – Online

A  special training for Yoga teachers and health professionals seeking to understand and put the foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy into their professional practices. This IAYT-certified program will run from November 9 to December 21, 2021 and be held online. Dive...

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Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT
 has a new book: Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone. It is an informative and trailblazing guide for mental health professionals, Yoga therapists and teachers working with trauma utilizing the science of Yoga. In this article, she...

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Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools and Practice

Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools and Practice

Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Tools and Practice is a new textbook available that provides essential support to schools and universities that offer Yoga therapy training programs. This comprehensive, edited textbook develops robust curricula, enabling them to prepare...

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The Benefits of a Yogic Lifestyle

The Benefits of a Yogic Lifestyle

The idea of Cosmic Consciousness is spoken of in both scriptures and in scientific journals. If we only quote the scriptures some may not accept this idea of a universal, all-pervading Consciousness. If we quote a scientist, all are ready to accept it! Modern science...

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Yoga for Men’s Mental Health

Yoga for Men’s Mental Health

The practice of Yoga is more popular than ever. But despite universal benefits, a plethora of techniques which vary greatly in form and intensity, and teachers up and down the country eager to pass on their yogic knowledge, Yoga is still more often practiced by women...

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Five Simple Ayurvedic Practices for Optimal Health

Five Simple Ayurvedic Practices for Optimal Health

As more people embrace a holistic approach to a healthy, conscious lifestyle, it’s no surprise that ancient Ayurvedic practices are finding their way into our modern lives. Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that originated in India over 5000 years ago,...

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