The Benefits of a Yogic Lifestyle

The idea of Cosmic Consciousness is spoken of in both scriptures and in scientific journals. If we only quote the scriptures some may not accept this idea of a universal, all-pervading Consciousness. If we quote a scientist, all are ready to accept it! Modern science...

Food & Subtle Energy

Sage Uddalaka instructed his son Svetaketu: “Food when consumed, becomes threefold. The gross particles become the excrement, the middling ones flesh, and the fine ones the mind.” My child, when curd is churned, its fine particles which rise upwards form butter. Thus,...

The Orchestra of Life

Sample from the Winter 2006 issue of Integral Yoga Magazine An Interview with PETA founder, Ingrid E. Newkirk A common tenet of all spiritual traditions is the development of compassion. Yet we often miss opportunities to express that compassion in ways that can make...

Vegetarianism and the Yoga Sutras

Sample from the Spring 2009 issue of Integral Yoga Magazine. By Sharon Gannon In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali lays out an eight-limbed plan for liberation called Raja Yoga. The first limb is called yama, which means restraint and includes five ethical restrictions:...