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 Divine Light in You

All our various spiritual practices should bring some benefit right away to the body, mind and to our society. Don’t think that if you practice for a long time and there’s no benefit that suddenly, after twenty years, peace will come to you! Instead, you should feel...

Reincarnation

Have you always wondered what reincarnation really is? Could it be true? Where's the proof? In this video, Nalanie Harilela Chellaram (Integral Yoga teacher and teacher trainer, founder of Service in Satchidananda and Integral Yoga Gibraltar and Sotogrande) talks...

Our Responsibility to a World in Crisis

It is time. It is past time. We are witnessing a myriad of overlapping world crises manifesting in destructive ways. We all, every one of us, need to take some form of action now. Our world is calling us to shift in a way we have never had to in our history. Change...

Bloom

A tender and beautiful animated video classic illustrates the healing and joy that can come from caring for others. This video sublimely illustrates the guiding principles of grateful living: Appreciation is generative. Love is transformative. Everything is surprise…

The Lessons of Life’s Vital Moments

Transformation happens in life’s “vital moments,” says Adyashanti — the moments when something changes, and we must redefine our whole identity. There are times when a great deal depends on the decisions we make and which direction we go in. I call these “vitality...

The Silent Teachings of Sri Swami Sivananda

Let us try to understand that large-hearted person who as it were, at one stroke showered unutterable good fortune on all the seekers. Gurudev [Sri Swami Sivanandaji] was a person on whom honor, homage, tribute, high praise, veneration, respect, etc., were no burden....

Becoming Unlimited

In this modern age, filled with conflict, chaos and doubt, the youth want to raise above these conflicts and come together as one global family. We have been dividing ourselves and separating ourselves in so many hundreds of ways. These man-made divisions are in the...
Featured News
World Peace Day Event – September 20, 2021

World Peace Day Event – September 20, 2021

An special online event celebrating World Peace Day will take place on September 20, 2021. This program will feature inspiring speakers, performers and participants across the world speaking about what Yoga can contribute to greater global peace. Hosted by the...

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Integral Yoga Silent Retreat Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2021

Integral Yoga Silent Retreat Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2021

Join this program for the reopening of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a silent retreat under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga practitioners. Whether you are seeking relaxation, instruction in Yoga practices, or support in your personal practice, the...

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Explore Practice
How to Commit to Meditation Practice

How to Commit to Meditation Practice

A common scenario I see is people who started a meditation practice, found it beneficial, and then for whatever reason they stop. When they try to return to a daily practice, they hit resistance. They ask: I know I feel great when I meditate, but why can’t I get...

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Poses to Relieve Shoulder Pain

Poses to Relieve Shoulder Pain

Yoga is effective for reducing shoulder pain, reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving circulation and mental focus, and increasing vitality. I know this to be true. A long time ago (2004) in a far-away land (New York City) I had a vision that teaching Yoga would...

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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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Explore Lifestyle
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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Embracing Our Higher Purpose

Embracing Our Higher Purpose

When Spring arrives, along with longer, warmer days and the flowering of plant life, it holds for us the potential for personal growth and awakening creative energies. In some traditions, this season is one of self-reflection, making sacrifices for a higher purpose...

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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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Explore Philosophy
The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 4, The Inner Voice

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 4, The Inner Voice

In Part 3 of this series, we read the first verse of the first chapter, and we were introduced to the blind King Dhritarāśhtra. This week I’d like to introduce us to Sanjaya. Let me share the first verse again: “Dhritarāśhtra asked, What did the Pāndavās and my sons...

The Science Behind Hindu Temples

The Science Behind Hindu Temples

This short video gives an overview of the science behind temple construction and how it is precisely based on the vastu and shilpa sastras. Powerful vibrations emanate from temples constructed in this way. The location and design of the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine...

Do You Want to Become Whole?

Do You Want to Become Whole?

In this essay, Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB, reflects on how we make ourselves whole by making each other whole. He explores the classic teaching story “Ten Oxherding Pictures” from the Zen Buddhist tradition. Wholeness has intrigued me ever since we boys built...

Explore Education
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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Integral Yoga Therapist — Certification Program Online

Integral Yoga Therapist — Certification Program Online

Enhance your career and empower those you serve with lasting, positive change, and optimal health through the IAYT-accredited 800-Hour Integral Yoga® Therapy Certification Program. The Integral Yoga Therapy Certification offers a special path to a career in Yoga...

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Explore Health
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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Menopause Yoga

Menopause Yoga

As a woman moves into the menopause, often referred to as the ‘Autumn’ stage of life, so many metamorphoses unravel, not only in the physical body and mind, but quite often with a yearning for a deeper spiritual connection. Yoga practices sit under a broad umbrella of...

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