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Integral Yoga Hatha with Swami Asokananda

In this Integral Yoga Hatha Yoga class taught by master teacher Swami Asokananda, and hosted by Yoga Alliance, the focus is on meditative awareness and allowing time for the body to release more fully. It's about getting in touch with prana, the vital force, that lies...

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...

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...

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Freedom through Hatha Yoga

Freedom through Hatha Yoga

In order for us to experience what we call freedom through Yoga, we must understand time and space and how we can transcend it through the body and mind. Freedom is our ability to transcend time and space. We need to be aware that our body is limited by mobility and...

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How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for You

How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for You

Your Yoga mat is a very personal thing. Each of us has a different preference; the main ones being cushioning, grip, and portability. Other things to think about are how to clean it (more important than it used to be!), and breaking in your Yoga mat. But the huge...

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Yoga at Home vs. In-Person?

Yoga at Home vs. In-Person?

What’s better: Yoga at home or in-person class? I think they both work. It’s lovely to follow the teacher’s sequences and be with your Yoga friends—but an integral part of developing understanding of yourself and of Yoga is establishing a home practice, tailor made...

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Deepening Your Hatha Yoga Practice

Deepening Your Hatha Yoga Practice

With his unique humor and enormous depth of wisdom, Swami Asokananda is a master in presenting the great teachings of Yoga in ways that are deeply relevant to key issues in modern life. In this article, he shares the benefit of his experience from his personal journey...

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When Hatha Meets Raja

When Hatha Meets Raja

Michael Rhadeya Plasha (Yoga, Ayurvedic and meditation educator and an addiction, trauma and chronic disease specialist) has spent two decades refining his practice and teaching of Hatha Yoga while integrating Raja Yoga into the class. In this article he shares what...

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Working from Home? Try This Quick Yoga Practice

Working from Home? Try This Quick Yoga Practice

Integral Yogi Kalyani Verma shares some wonderful stretches and relaxation techniques in this 10 minute video. Kalyani lives in the UK and is the daughter of Siva and Gnanam Pillai, longtime devotees of Swami Satchidananda. Her parents first met Sri Swamiji in Sri...

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Hatha Teaching of the Month: Sthira Sukham Asanam

Hatha Teaching of the Month: Sthira Sukham Asanam

In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book II: sutra 46, Sri Patanjali describes asana as having two components: sthira—steady, sukham—comfortable. Swami Satchidananda’s commentary on this sutra tells us that “We need the strength of steel, but with steel’s flexibility.”...

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Experience Your Feminine Nature in Yoga

Experience Your Feminine Nature in Yoga

The feminine nature of a woman’s body and her emotional makeup have unique qualities that need special attention. Many of the Yoga poses need to be adapted to the female body, yet our special needs as women are ignored if we follow traditional asana instruction rather...

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Keeping Our Balance

Keeping Our Balance

Relax, recharge, and stay centered with this multilevel Hatha Yoga class offered by Swami Ramananda (filmed at the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco). Integral Yoga is a complete system developed by Swami Satchidananda to address all levels of the individual,...

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