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Integral Yoga Teachings


How to be Happy by Sri Swami Satchidananda

When we finally tire of searching for happiness outside, we sit quietly and analyze and realize that true and lasting happiness can never come from outside.

Gratefulness by Swami Satchidananda

We always give and take, give and take, give and take; therefore we should be thankful to each other, and to each and everything in Nature—and, ultimately, to that one great power, the one great intelligence that we call God. It’s not possible for us to return in kind all that we get from Nature. How can we fulfill our obligation? It’s impossible. The only way is to remember and to be grateful.

Steady Mind Through Sadhana by Swami Ramananda

The best way to develop any muscle is to build it up by repeated use. Developing a steady mind and an inner ease – strong enough to last in the midst of activity—also takes practice.

Ahimsa and Vegetarianism by Sri Swami Satchidananda

e say we want a loving world, a peaceful world; but we cannot cultivate that love if negative vibrations get into us. One way in which we can bring negative vibrations into ourselves is through our food. That is why food should come to us as an offering of love.

Hatha Yoga as Spiritual Practice by Swami Ramananda

The goal of Yoga is to experience this innate nature and to allow that aspect of our being to guide the way to everything. At peace with ourselves, innately we are in a loving relationship to what is outside of us. It is our nature to express love. When our action is an expression of love, there is joy in that.

Hatha Yoga as a Tool for Self-discovery by Swami Ramananda

In Hatha practice, we attempt to move and think about our movements in ways outside of our patterned thinking and moving. We practice being and acting free of our conditioning by moving with complete, non-judgmental awareness and in loving response to the capacity of the body in this moment only.