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

Ego’s True Purpose

Swami Ramananda, Integral Yoga's resident swami poet shares this inspiring poem on the ego's true purpose. dear little ego are you not tired of this treasure hunt, no gold at the end of the rainbow and no end your story is a dark cloud it blocks the light but has no...

Understanding Yourself and God

The real goal of Yoga is to understand oneself by making the mind clean and calm. Yoga is not just a set of physical postures, meditation, and breathing techniques. Yoga helps us to develop mental purity and serenity, which are both necessary to understand oneself....

Eight Reasons to Return to Yoga Centers and Studios

Online Yoga has been a lifesaver, without a doubt. It has slotted into our working day with ease, especially since the commute to work may be no more than the distance from our bedroom to our customized home office. And, for those who have accessibility or travel...

The Me You Can’t See

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry launched this informative and inspiring series on Apple TV+ called The Me You Can't See. The series has five parts with notable figures such as Lady Gaga, Glenn Close and DeMar DeRozan.  A...

The Colorful World of Peter Max

In this short video from 2015, CBS This Morning interviewed pop artist icon Peter Max. This past week, Peter Max Studio sent out a promo for his beautiful artwork and they highlighted Max's relationship with Swami Satchidananda (Max's Guru) and the influence on his...

Recognizing Oneness

To maintain our peace of mind we must raise ourselves above the duality to experience the nonduality. But what does that mean? It doesn’t mean we need to leave our homes and go somewhere else. And we don’t need to just sit and be quiet doing nothing. If that were the...

Three Important Things in Life

It is not what you do that is so important. What is more important, is why you are doing anything. We must ask ourselves, What is there to gain by doing something? Remember, you are God’s image. So, you must have all the qualities of God, such as purity, love, and...
Featured News
Integral Yoga Center Head Featured in New TV Series  

Integral Yoga Center Head Featured in New TV Series  

Oddbods: Busy Bodies, a new series about to launch, is aimed at helping kids relieve stress, move their bodies, and engage in imaginative play. Consisting of eight, 5-7 minute episodes, the series is hosted by veteran Integral Yoga therapist and teacher trainer,...

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New Facebook Group!

New Facebook Group!

The Sri Swami Satchidananda Satsanga is a newly launched Facebook group in which devotees and initiates of Sri Gurudev in the global Integral Yoga sangha can share memories, quotes, stories, and all heartfelt inspiration relating to Sri Swami Satchidananda (Gurudev)...

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Explore Practice
Integral Yoga Virtual Studio

Integral Yoga Virtual Studio

The Integral Yoga Virtual Studio is an online platform offering live Integral Yoga classes and events from around the world, every day. This short video offers a brief introduction to this wonderful platform developed by the Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)....

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Hyperextension and Yoga: Why Strength is Key

Hyperextension and Yoga: Why Strength is Key

I started going to Yoga classes about four years ago and instantly fell head over heels in love with it. I had never been strong or fast or sporty but going to Yoga taught me that I am very flexible, and I loved the feeling of stretching. I thought I was pretty good...

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How Meditation Can Help in Times of Loss and Heartbreak

How Meditation Can Help in Times of Loss and Heartbreak

In grief and loss, the mind is powerfully affected. The way we think is changed. The content of our thoughts is altered. Particularly in early and traumatic grief, we forget things, we lose things, we are distracted and inattentive. Alternatively, we can be utterly...

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Explore Lifestyle
Karma Yoga Mom

Karma Yoga Mom

Long-time Integral Yoga community member and Karma Yogi, Mary Klipp, shares her story of how she first began her Yoga journey. And, part of that journey has included a special Karma Yoga "secret mission" of cleaning up the environment. Mary's son Joshua made this...

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Fruit Ripens When Ready

Fruit Ripens When Ready

Sometimes one person is ready and the other is not. If you want to give to another, but do not yet feel ready, then don’t worry about it. If you are not ready, don’t give. Even a tree doesn’t want to give all the fruits until they are ripe. When the fruits are ready,...

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Selfish Selflessness

Selfish Selflessness

In this recent Integral Yoga Podcast, Zac Parker talks about finding a life that reflects one's values, the "selfish selflessness" of serving others, and learning to balance discipline and lightheartedness. Zac is in conversation with Avi Gordon, director of the...

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Explore Philosophy
The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Introduction

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Introduction

In this series of short articles, Swami Asokananda shares his insights from years of study of and contemplation on the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita.  I would like to start with a little background. The Bhagavad Gita is 700 verses of the longest poem ever...

Revelation and Awakening

Revelation and Awakening

In this video, Deepak Chopra, MD talks with Yoga scholar/practitioner Christopher Hareesh Wallis about the 1,000 year-old tradition of Nondual Saiva Tantra. Dr. Wallis is asked to explain the essence of mantra and yantra, considered "pre-modern technologies," which...

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...

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Neuroscience & Yoga

Neuroscience & Yoga

Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions, as Dr. Mala Cunningham explains in this short video about her upcoming program. During the program (June 17 – 20), she will share some powerful techniques and strategies for...

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Explore Health
Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is better than cure and that is where Yoga comes in. You are not trying to simply nibble away at the symptoms. We go to the very root cause of a disease. For example, if you get a headache you immediately take an aspirin. The headache is gone and you are...

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A Meditation on Grief

A Meditation on Grief

Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses....

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Yoga for Mental Health

Yoga for Mental Health

In recognition of  "Mental Health Awareness Month"  (observed each May in the USA),  Nalanie Chellaram's (director of the Integral Yoga Institute Gibraltar and Sotogrande, Spain) gave a talk on how Yoga can help with mental health issues. In this video, Nalanie also...

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