Chants and Kirtans Led By Swami Satchidananda Now Streaming!

Integral Yoga Media recently announced that the recordings of the many chants and kirtans Swami Satchidananda led over the years is now available from all the various streaming services, such as Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited, among many others. Albums include the...

The Sound of Yoga

High summer rang loud on garlic harvest day. I stuck my pitchfork into the soil as sun spilled down the hill and into the veggie garden. Goldfinches twittered as they climbed the swaying sunflowers. Warm and sweet air rose from the earth. Leaving the pitchfork speared...

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...