Long-Term Spiritual Growth and its Influence on Professional Endeavor

2018 International Journal of Transpersonal Studies  
This paper presents a qualitative study of how long-term practitioners of Integral Yoga working in four fields of professional endeavour—business management, education, health care, and the arts—have applied Integral Yoga in their work and how they perceived its influences. The paper gives a brief overview of the nature of Integral Yoga, especially its aspect of karmayoga, and an explanation of the study's method which involved semi-structured interviews with 12 residents or regular visitors to
more » ... the Sri Aurobindo Ashram or Auroville. Ten common themes were identified which emerged in at least three of the interviews and in at least two fields of work. The report of the findings focuses on the participants' lived experiences of Integral Yoga and its perceived effects in their various fields of work.
doi:10.24972/ijts.2018.37.1.226 fatcat:ljv7c52ltzg6bfh6tmrc73l6xq