Advanced Yoga Practices
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 review feedback on the lessons and practices from many readers on the Testimonials page.
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 original online postings in 2003.
An extensive link-driven Topic Paths feature is provided, facilitating many unique pathways through the lessons according to your preference.
If you have questions, please visit the Public Forum, or AYP Plus Forum, which include large searchable archives of member questions and answers. The forums are a great place to communicate with like-minded spiritual practitioners from beginning to advanced all over the world.
You may wish to join the Global Meditation and 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 AYP Meditation 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 AYP Survey, Glossary of Sanskrit Terms, International Translations of the AYP online lessons and books, Radio Interviews with Yogani, Press Releases, Articles, and Website Traffic Statistics.
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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.
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.
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.
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