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

What is the Purpose of Life?

Students often ask me questions like, “Why am I here on this earth?“ “What am I to do here?“ and “What is the purpose of life?“ The answer is that we are here to fulfill our part of the work in the great universal mission. There is one universal plan, a cosmic plan,...

Finding Your Path

What drew you to your spiritual path? Does modern Yoga throw out the “baby with the bathwater” when it goes post-lineage? In Ep 10 of the “Two Old Fogey Yogis” podcast, our hosts explore the relevance of a traditional spiritual path in today’s world and what drew each...

5 Questions to Help You Actually Succeed at New Year’s Resolutions

If you have ever worked with me or any other ICF certified coach, you’ll recognize the five mandatory questions that are used to establish the coaching agreement at the beginning of each and every coaching session: 1. What would you like to work on in the session...

“Gate 4-A”

In this short video, Poet Naomi Shihab Nye reads her inspiring poem "Gate A-4."  She wrote this about an experience she had while traveling. "And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and I thought, This  is the world I want to live in. The shared world."...

Dream Yoga: A Lucid Dreaming Workbook

The Lucid Dreaming Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Your Dream Life by Andrew Holecek is a new book that will help you to  awaken to the transformative power of your dreams, travel to the most exotic locations free of charge, and bring back a treasure trove...

Take Your Final Bow 2020!

As a young girl, I spent part of my summers with my grandparents in Deal, New Jersey. My days were spent at the beach, where I reveled in the violent surf. The undertow on the Jersey shore can be quite dangerous, so there were lifeguards on duty. Even on days when it...

“And the People Stayed Home”

Angie A created a film to accompany Kitty O'Meara's poem "And the People Stayed Home." In reflecting on the poem Angie noted: "Quarantine and self-isolation hasn't been easy for many of us. Anxiety is a common feeling I've felt throughout all of this, but there was a...
Featured News
Online: The Roots of Suffering and The Way to Freedom

Online: The Roots of Suffering and The Way to Freedom

The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco is offering a 4-week in-depth online study of suffering and its alleviation starting January 12. The root causes of our suffering are usually hidden from view in the subconscious ways we understand ourselves and relate to...

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“Sri Guru Gita” Digital Download Now Available!

“Sri Guru Gita” Digital Download Now Available!

Sri Guru Gita is a Sanskrit hymn, that illuminates the mystical relationship between a Satguru and a disciple. This divine dialogue takes place between Lord Shiva (the primordial Guru) and Goddess Parvati (his consort and Shakti, creative power) on Mount Kailash....

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Explore Practice
What Really Happens in Meditation

What Really Happens in Meditation

In the real world, there are all kinds of things you hear about meditation if you listen to people who have busy, active lives as well a thriving meditation practice. When people grab a few minutes to meditate, the impulse toward action continues. There is an...

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Hatha Yoga: Pathway To Transcending Our Patterns

Hatha Yoga: Pathway To Transcending Our Patterns

We tend to identify with the body-mind because it is concrete, easily experienced and appears to be permanent, thus dependable, giving us a sense of security and control. Yoga teaches us that we are much more and that to center our lives around body-mind will be...

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Explore Lifestyle
Spiritual Goals for a New Year

Spiritual Goals for a New Year

A new year often means making resolutions and setting goals. In this video from an annual New Year's Silent Yoga Retreat at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville (Virginia) several years ago, Swami Karunananda (senior monk and chair of the Integral Yoga Spiritual Life Board)...

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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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There’s No Failure: Every Mistake is a Stepping Stone

There’s No Failure: Every Mistake is a Stepping Stone

In this conversation, Heike Farkas (director, Integral Yoga Germany) and Avi Gordon (director, IYTA) discuss how to shift our attitude toward challenges, the practice of humility, and the importance of having fun. Heike Amma Farkas has been practicing Yoga since the...

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Explore Philosophy
The Eye of the Self

The Eye of the Self

One can appreciate Yoga, and be a yogi, without disturbing one’s own faith. There are Yoga centers all over the world. Often, students begin with Hatha Yoga, the physical side. Gradually, when they understand the true essence of Yoga, they want to go more deeply into...

“Sri Guru Gita:” Song of Love

“Sri Guru Gita:” Song of Love

This 8th century CE text describes a conversation between the Lord Siva and his wife, the Goddess Parvati, in which she asks him to teach her about the Guru and liberation. Siva answers her by describing the Guru principle, the proper ways of paying homage to the...

Go Within

Go Within

Nothing is going to make you always happy. That’s what the Mother Nature teaches. She says, “You are running after me for happiness; stop running.” Sometimes we hear people saying, “I’ve run and run and run and now I’m tired of running. I’m going to stop.” If that...

Explore Education
Plan Your 2021 Yoga Teacher Trainings with Integral Yoga

Plan Your 2021 Yoga Teacher Trainings with Integral Yoga

In 2021, Integral Yoga International continues to deliver it's highly praised and comprehensive professional trainings online. Trainings are offered through most Integral Yoga centers globally. To find a 2021 training program, visit the Integral Yoga Virtual Studio...

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Integral Yoga Therapy Virtual Open House

Integral Yoga Therapy Virtual Open House

If you are interested in enhancing your career and empowering those you serve with lasting, positive change and optimal health, the Integral Yoga Therapy Certification Program may be just right for you! Integral Yoga is hosting a virtual open house  January 16, 2021 –...

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Explore Health
Ornish Diet Ranked #1

Ornish Diet Ranked #1

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked 39 diets based on input from a panel of health experts and declared The Ornish Diet #1 in healthy heart diets and #9 for best diet overall! The Ornish Diet was created in 1977 by Dr. Dean Ornish who noted: "Swami...

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Forgiveness: A Radical Strategy for Healing

Forgiveness: A Radical Strategy for Healing

In this video, Swami Karunananda (senior monk and chair of Integral Yoga's Spiritual Life Board) gives a Thanksgiving talk that stresses the healing power of forgiveness, which is an oft-overlooked aspect of gratitude. Through Yoga teachings, stories and parables, she...

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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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