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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...

How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains

Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life's slings and arrows and others more resilient? In this eye-opening talk, Dr. Richard Davidson (professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as founder and director of the...

Navigating Difficult Situations Utilizing Satya (Truthfulness)

In an earlier episode of their podcast, the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" did a deep dive into satya, truthfulness. Now, they apply this principle to difficult situations. After sharing a bit of philosophy, they ask the question: “What does this really look like in real life?...

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Psychology and Mental Health Training – Online

Psychology and Mental Health Training – Online

The Integral Yoga Therapy training "Psychology and Mental Health" (a core module as part of the 800-hour Integral Yoga Therapist Certification program) will run from  April 2 – September 27, 2021 taught by M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT and hosted by the Integral...

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Attachment Is Not Going to Help You

Attachment Is Not Going to Help You

The best way to avoid attachments, clinging, and overindulgence is to think of the results of that kind of thinking. Attachment always brings some sort of anxiety, tension, and fear. When you are attached to something, you want to protect whatever it. If you don’t...

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Healing from the Pain that Binds

Healing from the Pain that Binds

Born and raised in West Africa, Oyámie Kali Ma’at spent most of her childhood in community gatherings of musicians, drummers, and dancers. Listening and dancing to music became a foundation for her life. In addition to living and serving in Yogaville, Oyámie is also a...

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Reducing Anxiety through Yoga

Reducing Anxiety through Yoga

If you experience anxiety you are not alone. Statistics show that 18% of Americans report anxiety and it’s predicted that 31% of adults, will experience anxiety at some point in their lives. For many of us, it is our struggles with anxiety that led us to our yogic and...

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Transforming Our Own Hearts is a Tremendous Contribution

Transforming Our Own Hearts is a Tremendous Contribution

In this episode of the Integral Yoga Podcast,  Swami Ramananda (director, Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco) talks with Avi Gordon (director, Integral Yoga Teachers Association) about adapting to challenges, how compassion follows naturally from meditation, and...

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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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Peace is the Real You!

Peace is the Real You!

Peace and joy are more or less different aspects of the same thing. If you are peaceful, you are joyful. Peace doesn’t depend on anything, but is totally independent, and it is always there. When you feel that peace, you feel a supreme happiness that also does not...

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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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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...

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Anger as a Tool for Change

Anger as a Tool for Change

If you need to correct somebody’s behavior, to get them to stop some negative action, you may have to use anger. By doing that, you are “punishing” their mistakes, but you are not punishing the person. You are not hating them. It’s like the child in a classroom, who...

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