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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...

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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Ego’s True Purpose

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...

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Remembering Sundaram Gross (1948–2021)

Remembering Sundaram Gross (1948–2021)

On the afternoon of Saturday June 5, 2021, Sundaram Gross, Integral Yogi and our beloved spiritual brother, passed away. Yogaville sangha members, who were at his bedside, had just read him the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita where Sri Krishna says to Arjuna:...

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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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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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Understanding Yourself and God

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....

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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...

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The Me You Can’t See

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...

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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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