50 years ago, a small group of seekers gathered with Swami Satchidananda in the living room of an old New York apartment building. Those meetings would grow into what Integral Yoga International is today: one of the world’s largest service organizations, with over 5,000 registered teachers and new students each day. To celebrate the past, we’re sharing… Read more »
Integral Yoga turns 50 this year. To celebrate, we’re following in the footsteps of Sri Swami Satchidananda, circa 1969—by leaving the studio and taking to the festivals. Throughout the summer, the Yogaville sangha is traveling to festivals across the Virginia, DC, and Maryland areas, helping to bring the gift of Integral Yoga to the next generation. If you’ve… Read more »
The chefs at Yogaville are accustomed to guests poking their heads into the kitchen, asking to have the recipe for a dish they’ve just been served. We’re always happy to share our creations. Our most requested recipe is a lunch and dinner staple: The Amazing Almond Dressing. Nutty, creamy, and packed with energy-boosting B-12, this dressing is astonishingly simple. Amazing Almond Dressing Yields: about… Read more »
Does Yoga help you lose weight? Physically, it uses much less energy compared to hiking, cycling, and other health-promoting activities. So how did Yoga help Brandt, (then, a 30-year-old chain smoker struggling with an autoimmune disease and obesity) find his way to health only after he found Yoga? Explanations were found not in the movements he… Read more »
Heavy and sluggish: These aren’t the words we normally associate with spring. But according to Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, an out-of-balance constitution (or dosha) can leave you feeling lethargic when the world around you seems to be blossoming. Spring is the season of the kapha dosha–the water dosha–meaning that qualities of excessive water can accumulate… Read more »
Meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting in silence. Physical movement can also bring the mind to a place of stillness—and for some, it’s easier than hours on a cushion. After all, anything that is done with one’s full attention and awareness is meditation: walking, writing, singing, or even playing (yes, playing). Mindful movement is proven to quell… Read more »
“Those who are of a joyful spirit are called spiritual people.” ~H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda If you would like to share your thoughts, experiences or ask a question about this teaching, please join the discussion on Facebook.
My Beloved dwells in my heart, so I sing day and night.
If you are contented, your daily needs will be met. All things will come to you.
Asana literally means a posture that brings steadiness and comfort. So, the Yoga asanas should be practiced with utmost ease and comfort.