Meditation Slokas

These Sanskrit slokas are led by Swami Satchidananda and are from the Vedas and other sacred texts. Swami Satchidananda recommended chanting these prior to a meditation session to help connect to the Guru-tattva principle. This principle teaches that there’s a...

How Mantras Work

In 1976, Swami Satchidananda was giving this talk (below) on Yoga in Denver, Colorado. Yoga was something that wasn’t widely practiced, or understood, in its broader and deepest sense at that time—and in large part, still isn’t today. And, the use of...

The Power of Mantra and the Science Behind It

We know that mantras can help us feel calm and focused, but why are they so effective? Recent research studies show that mantra chanting has a wealth of physical, mental and emotional benefits. Not only is it a beautiful spiritual practice helping us feel grounded and...

The Vibrating Subtle Body

The chanting of mantras brings certain beautiful vibrations and helps us in lifting our own energy and consciousness. Modern scientists have proven the power of sound vibration. Sounds are even being used for cleaning purposes, as well as for soothing and comforting...

Yoga Music/Producer Wynne Paris Suddenly Passes

Breaking News: 23 March 2021. Integral Yoga Magazine just learned that Wynne Paris died last night. According to Kimberley Maddox, his life partner, he suffered a fatal heart attack. The Yoga and kirtan community is reeling from this tremendous loss. Paris was a...