The Senses as a Pathway to Self-Mastery

We should all remember that a main aim of Yoga practice is self-mastery. When we follow the Yoga precepts and practices this leads to more self-mastery—the body and mind become more relaxed and sattvic so we can more easily recognize and abide in our True Nature....

How to Practice Loving-Kindness

Loving-kindness is probably known to many as the Buddhist practice of metta, The formal practice of metta begins beautifully, by directing kindness toward ourselves or to someone to whom we can easily feel goodwill. Once we take a moment to actually feel that energy...

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...

What Kids with Special Needs Taught Me About Yoga

I looked over the damaged carrot patch. Bunnies had shorn the tops off; turning the frilly fronds into scant spikes. I sighed and wondered, Why do I bother? I was headed for trouble when I focused on  “getting something” out of the garden. But this time the bunny...

You Can Create a Better World

In order to have a better world we must learn to think of the globe as a whole. Our world leaders need to be more selfless and sacrificing. Only by having a universal and spiritual vision can we bring positive change into the political field. A person who is really...