Integral Yoga Publications
Kailash Journal is the true story of a rare physical experience and an even rarer spiritual one. This is a narrative written in Sri Swami Satchidananda's own words and illustrated with photographs he took during his pilgrimage to Holy Mount Kailash in Tibet-an eight-hundred-mile journey, on foot, to an altitude of 19,000 feet. Within the heart of this thrilling travelogue, however, lies another story: the quest for direct knowledge of God and the result of that quest.
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He taught Yoga postures, meditation, a vegetarian and more compassionate lifestyle to westerners when he was invited to America in 1966 by the iconic pop artist Peter Max. The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of Vedic literature and the interfaith ideals he pioneered. These techniques and concepts influenced a generation and a spawned Yoga culture that is flourishing today. The organization founded on his teachings, Integral Yoga International, is now a leading institute for Yoga teacher certification. Integral Yoga is the foundation for Dr. Dean Ornish's landmark work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerner's noted Commonweal Cancer Help program. Sri Swami Satchidananda is the author of many books on Yoga and is the subject of the 2008 documentary, "Living Yoga."