The Integral method, so called because it seeks to integrate the mind, body, and spirit, is intended to give students the tools they need to live peaceful, healthy, joyful, useful lives. Indeed, Satchidanada’s teachings go beyond the physical practice of yoga postures: He seeks to inspire students to find fulfillment in themselves and promote a peaceful existence with others.
Sachidananda is also the author of many books, including translations and interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, that make these arcane texts comprehensible to contemporary readers and applicable to modern life.
Integral Yoga Areas of Instruction
Practice of meditation to balance and control the mind.
Devotion, manifested through constant love, to a God, the divine, or a spiritual teacher.
Selfless service, free from attachment to the idea of the results of these actions.
The intellectual approach, by which a transcendence of the body and mind is achieved through study, self-analysis, and awareness.
Repetition of a mantra, a sound vibration with an aspect of the divine.