“The aim of Yoga is to know the truth, which is one’s Self. This knowledge alone can help us to free ourselves from all turmoil and petty mindedness… By knowing your true nature, you will also know the truth in others. It is in that truth that we come together.”
~Swami Satchidānanda, founder of Integral Yoga®
Yoga is the control of the restlessness of the mind.
About Integral Yoga®
Integral Yoga® is a system of yoga founded by wellness pioneer, interfaith visionary, and humanitarian Sri Swami Satchidānanda (1914—2002). The aim of Integral Yoga is to cultivate harmony in body, mind and feelings so that we may know our peaceful expanded, eternal self and spiritual unity with the diversity of existence. Integral Yoga integrates 6 branches of yoga philosophy and practice as a path towards achieving this harmony and unity:
About Integral Yoga® Hatha Classes
In Integral Yoga®, we approach each Hatha Yoga class as a comprehensive physical practice to not only support the well-being of the body (including, but not limited to, promoting greater flexibility, strength, and balance), but also to prepare one for centering the mind and experiencing a profound sense of peace and well-being.
Integral Yoga Hatha classes include chanting (sound vibration); āsanas (physical postures); yoga nidrā (guided deep relaxation); prāṇāyāma (breathing practices); and a brief meditation. Āsanas include sun salutations, back bends, forward bends, inversions, and spinal twists.
As ways to facilitate the student centering the mind and going inward, in addition to the different practices included in each class (described above), in an Integral Yoga Hatha class: