Welcome to Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP).
This website duplicates and expands on the nearly
500 easy-to-follow lessons that have been posted in the popular AYP Main and Tantra
Yahoo group lessons since 2003. Join the thousands of people who have been using these
"plain English" teachings, and begin to incorporate powerful advanced yoga
practices into your daily life in a practical, safe, and results-oriented way. Access
to the AYP online lessons and support forums is free.
An open and integrated system of advanced yoga practices is offered here which will unfold
natural ecstatic radiance. The techniques act directly through heart, mind, body, breath
and sexuality. Practices taught in the lessons include deep meditation using an efficient
universal mantra, advanced spinal breathing pranayama methods,
and an integration of hatha, kundalini and tantra techniques, all for steadily cultivating inner peace and
enlightenment through daily practice. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own speed in
taking on new practices. Much attention is devoted in the lessons to developing skills in
"self-pacing," with the aim of assisting every practitioner to become
self-sufficient in yoga.
Q&As are included as an integral part of the lessons to discuss the numerous
experiences that come up in yoga, provide new techniques, and offer suggestions on
customizing the routine of practices, as necessary. You can also review additional
feedback on the lessons and practices from many readers on the Testimonials
The author, Yogani, is an American spiritual scientist with many years experience in
blending powerful yoga methods with the modern lifestyle. The focus here is on revealing
practices that work, not on promoting a sectarian view. All are invited to join in,
regardless of background or level of skill in yoga. These lessons can be used as a
stand-alone teaching, or as "food for thought" to supplement any other path.
The Main Lessons begin with, Why This
Discussion? This is the best place to start. No lessons are missing, though several
numbers are marked "not used" due to prior editing in the Yahoo groups. The same
numbering of lessons is used on this website, so the two sets of lessons are consistent.
Because the lessons originated in a Yahoo group, they contain terms such as
"members," "group," and so on. An extensive link-driven Topic Index is provided on this website to aid you in
researching the lessons to suit your needs as experiences advance on the road to
enlightenment. If you can't find it in the Topic Index, try the Site
join the Main
Yahoo groups and set your delivery preference to individual emails, you will
receive email notice of new lessons posted to the Yahoo groups and this website by Yogani.
If you have questions, please visit the AYP Support Forums where direct assistance is
available for your yoga practices, plus a Yoga FAQ and a large
searchable archive of member questions and answers going back for years. The Support
Forums are a great place to communicate with spiritual practitioners from beginning to
advanced all over the world.
You may wish to join the
Healing Samyama sessions, which occur every weekend. These have been going on
since 2006 and are designed for
time-coordinated group practice around the world for the benefit of
everyone, including special emphasis on those in need of healing assistance.
Please visit these links if you would like to participate as a practitioner,
a healing recipient, or both. All are welcome.
Find (or become) a local contact for
Groups, Training, and Retreats in your area.
Additional Resources: Information on Books, eBooks and AudioBooks by Yogani,
providing detailed instructions on practices, can be found on the Books
Page, including Downloads. Also, see the Extended Book List with
nearly 500 additional titles on
Yoga, Tantra, Vedanta,
Buddhism, Taoism, esoteric traditions and more. In addition, see the
Survey, Glossary of Sanskrit Terms,
Translations of the AYP online lessons
and books, Radio Interviews with Yogani,
Press Releases, Articles, and Website Traffic Statistics.
Each is responsible for his or her own
spiritual progress, and for the methods applied. What you do with the information in the
AYP writings is your call.
More about the author: Yogani is a
long time practitioner of advanced yoga practices who wants to leave some useful
information behind. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions,
developing an effective integration of methods. It is a flexible, scientific approach
rather than a rigid, arbitrary one. It is open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual
knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of
making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of
effective spiritual practice become open
to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is
not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge.
AYP is supported by book
and private donations.
All support is greatly appreciated.
It is hoped you will find the AYP writings to be a useful resource as you travel along
your chosen spiritual path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!
The guru is in you.
Copyright Notice: All
online writings by Yogani are copyrighted. Samples of the lessons are free to be quoted,
copied, printed, linked, or shared by anyone at no cost. Please include a link back to
this website along with any writings copied to other websites, newsletters,
forums, blogs, etc. Reproduction, downloading or printing of the online lessons in whole or
substantial part is not permitted. For downloading and/or printing of the complete
lessons (with substantial additions), please download the
All downloaded AYP eBooks and AudioBooks are
copyrighted and are for the
purchaser's use only. If any of them have come to you from an
unauthorized source, it is requested that you go to the
AYP Direct Downloads Page
and pay for them there. You can also obtain the leading e-reader formats at
no extra cost in this way. The Books, eBooks and AudioBooks are the primary
source of financial support for AYP operations, making the many free
resources on this website available for everyone worldwide. Your help in
supporting the AYP work is much appreciated. Thank you.
Questions submitted to Yogani and in the AYP Support Forums are done so
with understanding and permission that they may be published anonymously for the benefit
of all in the online lessons in a Q&A or testimonial, and/or in a subsequent book,
except in the case where it is requested that the contents of an email submittal remain
private. Reader privacy is fully respected, and all comments are welcome.