Yoga as “Lifestyle Medicine”

I first came across the teachings of Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) in a transcript from a talk he gave in which he said, “We have a natural state of ease and when we lose it we get disease.” I was in medical school at the time, and nobody was really addressing the...

The Heart of the Matter

My father would have been in a coffin when I was 16 years-old had he not noticed subtle changes in his breathing and the way that he felt while running on a treadmill at the gym. My father was an avid runner, and a wonderful example of one who takes care of their...

Ayurveda’s Spiritual Science Makes Inroads with Foodies & Healers

Religious News Service: Over the course of two centuries, Ayurveda — the ancient philosophy of the Indian subcontinent — has spread West, informing ideas about healthy lifestyles with holistic skin care, diet and exercise. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have propelled...

How Do You Envision Your End-of-Life?

The End-of-Life Project is a living, breathing, and ongoing initiative to bring the Integral Yoga teachings to the end of our lives and beyond. We are grateful to Integral Yoga Magazine for supporting this program. During the dormancy of the pandemic a new branch of...

Yoga for Your Mood: Practices to Shift Depression and Anxiety

Join Amy Weintraub, the leader in Yoga therapy for depression, for this online workshop hosted by Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville from October 1 – 2, 2022. Don’t stay stuck in a bad mood or thinking that limits you. Not only will these practices shift your mood, but...

You are Not Broken: The Yoga of Anxiety

A few times a year anxiety sends my mind into a death spiral. I wake in the middle of the night with my stomach clenched like an angry fist. Thoughts race from zero to catastrophe and I am convinced that social interactions will only result in total alienation. By the...