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His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj is one of the most revered yoga masters of our time. Regarded by many as an apostle of peace, Sri Gurudev served as a living example of the teachings of yoga and its goal of Self-Realization. He founded Integral Yoga®, the worldwide Integral Yoga Institutes and Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville®, a living yoga community. Sri Gurudev never limited himself to any one faith, group or country. Dedicated to the principle that "Truth is One, Paths are Many," his teachings bring together people of all backgrounds and beliefs. He attained Mahasamadhi (an enlightened souls conscious exit from the body) in August 2002. For more information, link to:
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Integral Yoga is the complete yoga that integrates all aspects of life and maintains our natural condition of an easeful body, peaceful mind and useful life. It combines various methods of yoga, including the physical postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques (Hatha Yoga), selfless service (Karma Yoga), devotion and prayer (Bhakti Yoga), meditation techniques (Raja Yoga), mantra repetition (Japa Yoga), and Self-inquiry (Jnana Yoga). The practices and principles of Integral Yoga are the foundation of Dr. Dean Ornishs landmark work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerners noted Commonweal Cancer Help program.
The Goal of Integral Yoga, and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind the diversity throughout creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining our natural condition: a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well-disciplined, clear and calm, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as strong and pliable as steel, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as crystal, and a life filled with Supreme Peace and Joy. For more information, link to:
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