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Note: For the complete lessons,
with additions, see the AYP
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living Books.
Lesson 279 - Read New Yogani Writings in the AYP
Date: Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:12 am
Over the past six months there has been an expansion in the activities of the Advanced
Yoga Practices (AYP) writings. While AYP in the past has been a one way communication
coming from me, with private emails being received and responded to by me, now we have an
exciting community where readers are engaged in discussions with each other and me on the
practical aspects of using AYP. Many practices from other systems are being discussed
there as well. It is an ongoing "open source" discussion on spiritual practices
and experiences that anyone can draw upon and participate in. The AYP lessons serve as a
touchstone for these explorations, so the process of clarification and new discoveries on
practices has been quite orderly and safe.
Much of the public writing I have done since last summer can be found in the AYP
interactive community forums at http://www.aypsite.org/forum
It has occurred to me that this should be mentioned to the broad membership of AYP on
Yahoo, as you might not be aware that the discussion on practices is expanding
dramatically in the AYP open source community. Here are a few topics I have participated
on in the community forums in recent weeks that you might like to take a look at. In every
case, there are others interacting, making large contributions and gaining insights on
Changes in personal life from doing the AYP practices:
On whether or not to discipline the senses:
On considering goals in yoga:
Tips on using the "I AM" mantra:
Meditation and hypnosis:
On swirling currents and other experiences in spinal breathing:
Discussion on maha mudra and similar practices:
Regarding a lack of immediate results from kechari mudra:
Discussion on crown bastrika and crown openings:
On when to add yoni mudra kumbhaka, or any new practice:
On dealing with kundalini imbalances:
Discussions on swara yoga and jnana yoga:
On vibrations at the root:
On mixing Taoist and Yoga practices:
Those are just a few of the topics I have participated in recently. There are dozens more,
with great insights from many other practitioners around the world being added all the
time. This is a very productive place for discussions on implementing yoga practices!
You will notice that several of the postings from me have been taken from my email files
and provided in Q&A format.
It is suggested that those who have written me privately with questions on practices and
experiences consider posting future questions in the AYP community instead, where answers
and new perspectives can be received from both me and others. In this way the community
can benefit immediately from discussions that can clarify practices and experiences, and
the permanent record of knowledge will be a benefit for many in the future as well.
Please take a look at the AYP interactive community forums at http://www.aypsite.org/forum . You can read there
without joining. You can do much more there if you do join, which only takes a minute and
is free. As a member, you can post messages. You can manage your "active topics"
list so you can see any time frame of messages desired. You can review member profiles and
find AYP friends near you, You can email community members if you wish (your email address
is private and is revealed only to those you write to). Membership in the AYP interactive
community has many advantages. It is the wave of the future in AYP, and can open many
doors for sharing on spiritual practices and experiences that have not been available
I look forward to seeing you there.
Wishing you all the best on your chosen path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on building a
balanced daily practice routine with self-pacing, see the
Eight Limbs of Yoga Book.
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