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1-9  (Not Used)

10 Why This Discussion?  (Audio)

        10.1 - What has Changed in Ten Years?  (Audio)

        10.2 - Implications of the Rise of Open Systems of Spiritual Practice  (Audio)

11 What is Yoga? What is Religion?  (Audio)

        11.1 - You can't Win Some Arguments, But It's Okay  (Audio)

12 The Essential Ingredient - Desire  (Audio)

        12.1 - Relationship between Desire and Devotion (Bhakti)  (Audio)

13 Meditation - Awakening the Silent Seed  (Audio)

        13.1 - Mantra and Meaning  (Audio)

        13.2 - Placement of Eyes During Deep Meditation  (Audio)

        13.3 - Relationship of Attention, Mantra and Thoughts in Deep Meditation  (Audio)

        13.4 - Using a Mantra vs. Emptying the Mind  (Audio)

        13.5 - Effortlessly Losing the Mantra  =  Transcendence of Thought  (Audio)

14 Not Much Happening in Meditation  (Audio)

15 Restlessness in Meditation  (Audio)

        15.1 - Implications of the Awareness or "Witnessing" Technique  (Audio)

15.2 - Picking Up the Mantra - Easy Versus Too Much Strain  (Audio)

        15.3 - Use of Witnessing Technique During Intense Spinal Breathing Pranayama Session  (Audio)

16 Bliss in Meditation  (Audio)

        16.1 - Clarifications on Healing and Self-Inquiry for an AYP Newcomer  (Audio)

17 Was I Asleep in Meditation?  (Audio)

18 Finding the Time for Meditation  (Audio)

        18.1 - Meditating Right Before Bed Time  (Audio)

        18.2 - Making Meditation a Habit Like Brushing Teeth  (Audio)

19 What Tradition to Follow?  (Audio)

        19.1 - What to Do When a Famous Guru Comes to Town  (Audio)

        19.2 - Vipassana Meditation in Relation to the AYP System  (Audio)

20 Enlightenment without God?  (Audio)

21 Objects of Meditation  (Audio)

22 Vibratory Quality of Mantra  (Audio)

23 Watching the Clock in Meditation  (Audio)

24 Does Meditation Cure Sickness?  (Audio)

        24.1 - Deep Meditation as an Aid for Neurological Disorders  (Audio)

        24.2 - Meditation for Illness and for Going Beyond Illness  (Audio)

25 Effect of Meditation on High Stress Situations  (Audio)

26  (Not Used)

27 Location of Mantra in Meditation  (Audio)

28 Will I become a Milquetoast from Meditation?  (Audio)

29 Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs  (Audio)

        29.1 - Alcoholism, Addiction and Yoga  (Audio)

30 Diet and Meditation  (Audio)

        30.1 - On Diet: Effect of Sensory Perception Refining in Stillness  (Audio)

31 Enjoying the Great Outdoors  (Audio)

32  (Not Used)

33 A New Way to Sit in Meditation  (Audio)

34 Meditation and World Problems  (Audio)

        34.1 - "Law of Attraction" and Solving World Problems  (Audio)

35 Enlightenment Milestones  (Audio)

36 Meditation and the Fifth Dimension  (Audio)

37 Group Meditations  (Audio)

38 What is Your Time Line?  (Audio)

        38.1 - Expanded Discussion on the Importance of Self-Pacing  (Audio)

39 Pranayama - Cultivating the Soil of the Nervous System  (Audio)

40  (Not Used)

41 Spinal Breathing Pranayama  (Audio)

        41.1 - Nadi Shodana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing)  (Audio)

        41.2 - Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Chakras?  (Audio)

        41.3 - Moving Beyond the Mind in Spinal Breathing Pranayama  (Audio)

42 Is this Pranayama Natural?  (Audio)

43 Relationship of Pranayama to Meditation  (Audio)

44 Finding the Spinal Nerve  (Audio)

        44.1 - Clarification on Visualizing the Spinal Nerve  (Audio)

45 Breathing is Slowing Down in Pranayama  (Audio)

        45.1 - How to Handle Very Refined Spinal Breathing Pranayama  (Audio)

46 Which Way is Up in Spinal Breathing?  (Audio)

47 Chakras?  (Audio)

        47.1 - Descriptions of the Seven Main Chakras  (Audio)

        47.2 - Chakras in Christianity and Other Traditions  (Audio)

48 Pranayama and Health  (Audio)

49 Perspiration in Pranayama  (Audio)

50 Managing the Time in Pranayama  (Audio)

51 Strange Gurglings in Pranayama  (Audio)

        51.1 - Minty Sensations After Practices  (Audio)

52 Big Little Nerve  (Audio)

53 Light and Sound in Pranayama  (Audio)

54 Kundalini - A Code Word for Sex  (Audio)

55 Mulabandha - Enlivening Sexual Energy Upward  (Audio)

        55.1 - Variations on Mulabandha for Ease of Practice  (Audio)

56 Sambhavi - Opening the Third Eye  (Audio)

        56.1 - Coordinating Sambhavi Mudra with Spinal Breathing  (Audio)

57 The Guru is in Me?  (Audio)

        57.1 - Spiritual Desire (Bhakti) Flowing in Stillness  (Audio)

        57.2 - Those Grouchy Gurus  (Audio)

        57.3 - The Traditional Indian Guru System and AYP  (Audio)

58 Step by Step  (Audio)

59 Some Mantra Particulars  (Audio)

        59.1 - Is I AM (AYAM) an English or Sanskrit Word?  (Audio)

        59.2 - Linear vs. Circular Mantra  (Audio)

60 Unexpected Interruptions  (Audio)

61  (Not Used)

62 Duration of One Spinal Breathing Cycle?  (Audio)

63 Cool and Warm Currents in Pranayama  (Audio)

64 The Ecstatic Silver Thread  (Audio)

65 The Pineal and Pituitary Glands  (Audio)

66 We are Arriving, Not Leaving  (Audio)

        66.1 - How to Get to Heaven  (Audio)

67 Bhakti - The Science of Devotion  (Audio)

68 Relationship of Traumatic Experiences and Bhakti  (Audio)

        68.1 - Adversity Leading to Bhakti Explosion  (Audio)

        68.2 - Inner Silence and the Grieving Process  (Audio)

69 Kundalini Symptoms, Imbalances and Remedies  (Audio)

        69.1 - An Update on Kundalini Imbalances and Remedies  (Audio)

        69.2 - Rash, Vertigo and Dizziness  (Audio)

        69.3 - Dialog on Third Eye Pressure  (Audio)

        69.4 - What is Spiritual Grounding vs. Electrical Grounding?  (Audio)

70  (Not Used)

71 Yoga Asanas - A Wonderful Billion Dollar Industry  (Audio)

        71.1 - Asana Starter Kit, with Instructions and Illustrations  (Audio)

        71.2 - Maha Mudra  (Audio)

        71.3 - Sequencing Kumbhaka (breath retention) in Maha Mudra  (Audio)

        71.4 - Adapting Asanas (Postures) for Seniors  (Audio)

72 Please Tell Me Exactly What To Do  (Audio)

73 More on Chakras  (Audio)

74 For This Life, and The Next One  (Audio)

        74.1 - Remembering Past Lives?  (Audio)

        74.2 - It's Never Too Late to Develop a Consistent Practice  (Audio)

75 Siddhasana - Living in a Fountain of Ecstasy  (Audio)

        75.1 - Taking Good Care of the Knees in Siddhasana  (Audio)

76 Siddhis - Are Powers Real?  (Audio)

77 Still More on Chakras  (Audio)

78 Pleasure and the Path  (Audio)

79 Mantra Reminders  (Audio)

        79.1 - Rhythm of Mantra Repetition  (Audio)

        79.2 - More on Mantra Repetition  (Audio)

        79.3 - Favoring Stillness Instead of the Mantra During Deep Meditation?  (Audio)

        79.4 - Confirming the Subtle Vibration of the Mantra in Deep Meditation  (Audio)

80 Physical Fitness and Yoga  (Audio)

        80.1 - Instructions for Aerobic and Muscle Toning Exercises  (Audio)

81 Charging Ahead Too Fast?  (Audio)

        81.1 - The Implications of Self-Pacing and Grounding in Practices and in Life  (Audio)

82 (Not Used)

83 There She Goes - Kundalini, that is  (Audio)

84 The Art of Doing Nothing  (Audio)

        84.1 - Do Enlightened People Remember Past Lives?  (Audio)

        84.2 - The Cause and Effect of Causeless Liberation  (Audio)

85 Enlightenment Milestones Revisited  (Audio)

        85.1 - Avoiding Premature Kundalini Excesses  (Audio)

        85.2 - Kundalini Energy Addiction  (Audio)

        85.3 - The Rush to Ecstatic Conductivity  (Audio)

86 Finding Your Meditation Routine  (Audio)

        86.1 - Coordinating Meditation with Spiritual Study  (Audio)

        86.2 - Use of Mantra Japa to Calm the Mind During Activity  (Audio)

        86.3 - Doubling Up with Mantra Japa  (Audio)

        86.4 - Deep Meditation Tips on Noise, Imagery and Daily Practice  (Audio)

87  (Not Used)

88 The Magic of Bhakti  (Audio)

89 The Caduceus - A Snapshot of You and Me  (Audio)

90 Caduceus Correction and Ida/Pingala Review  (Audio)

        90.1 - Whipping Movements - Ida, Pingala and Kundalini  (Audio)

91 Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka - Purging the Third Eye, and More  (Audio)

        91.1 - Risks of External Kumbhaka (External Breath Retention)  (Audio)

        91.2 - Optional Rest Between Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka Cycles  (Audio)

        91.3 - Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka and the Tunnel and Star  (Audio)

92 The Star  (Audio)

93 Changing Times  (Audio)

94 Some House Cleaning Tips  (Audio)

        94.1 - Short Q&As with a One Year Practitioner  (Audio)

95 Stabilizing Ecstasy  (Audio)

96 Spinal Breathing Startup Review  (Audio)

97 Tantra - Help for Sex Maniacs and Ordinary Lovers  (Audio)

98 Yoga and Marriage  (Audio)

        98.1 - Self-Pacing Our Practice for Spouse and Children  (Audio)

99 Practices - Front End and Back End  (Audio)

100 What is Enlightenment?  (Audio)

101 What is Brahmacharya?  (Audio)

102 Importance of Smooth Long-Term Meditation Routine  (Audio)

            102.1 - Forcing the Mantra  (Audio)

103 Destiny and free will  (Audio)

104 Stubborn Energy Blockages  (Audio)

105 Hitting a Wall at Mulabandha  (Audio)

106 Mantra and Breathing in Meditation  (Audio)

107 Self-Pacing in Postures and Practices  (Audio)

108 Kechari Mudra - A Giant Leap for Humankind  (Audio)

            108.1 - Kechari Stage 5  (Audio)

            108.2 - Talabya versus Snipping for Reducing the Frenum  (Audio)

            108.3 - Pushing the Tongue Forward in Kechari Stage 2  (Audio)

            108.4 - Must I do Kechari before Moving on in the Lessons?  (Audio)

            108.5 - Seeking Kechari Help, Going from Stage 3 to 4  (Audio)

109 Bhakti, Meditation and Inner Silence  (Audio)

110 Romantic Love  (Audio)

111  (Not Used)

112 Bhakti: Up Close and Personal  (Audio)

113 Bliss, Ecstasy, and Divine Love  (Audio)

114 Kechari - Throat Jamming in Stage 1  (Audio)

           114.1 - More on Going from Kechari Stage 1 to Stage 2  (Audio)

115 Mantra, Language and Meaning  (Audio)

            115.1 - We are "That"  (Audio)

116 Meditation - First Enhancement of Mantra  (Audio)

117 Finding a Mantra with no Meaning?  (Audio)

118 Strong Pulse in Meditation  (Audio)

119 Some Other Approaches to Mulabandha  (Audio)

120 "Getting Enlightenment"  (Audio)

            120.1 - The "Gold Standard" for Determining Enlightenment  (Audio)

            120.2 - Liberation in this Lifetime  (Audio)

            120.3 - Dialog on "Getting Enlightenment"  (Audio)

            120.4 - Keeping Enlightenment All to Myself?  (Audio)

121 Pratyahara - Expansion of the Senses Inward  (Audio)

            121.1 - A Confirmation of Pratyahara as Introversion of Sensory Perception  (Audio)

122 Witnessing  (Audio)

            122.1 - Finding Mindfulness  (Audio)

             122.2 - What's Wrong with Holding On to the Things We Love?  (Audio)

             122.3 - Is Witnessing a Mind Game?  (Audio)

             122.4 - Relationship of Witness and Inner Obstructions  (Audio)

123 (Omitted)

124 Keeping it Simple  (Audio)

             124.1 - Fear of Spiritual Awakening  (Audio)

125 Kundalini Heat  (Audio)

             125.1 - A Premature Kundalini Awakening  (Audio)

             125.2 - Kundalini, Change in Eye Color and Healing  (Audio)

             125.3 - Tibetan Buddhist Tummo and Kundalini Heat  (Audio)

126 Relationship of Pratyahara, Intellect and Bhakti  (Audio)

127 Siddhasana or Padmasana?  (Audio)

             127.1 - Creative Postures for Comfort During Spinal Breathing  (Audio)

128 Siddhasana and Pressure in the Head  (Audio)

129 Nauli - Raising Kundalini with Your Abdominal Muscles  (Audio)

130 Vibrations at the Root  (Audio)

131 Coordinating Sambhavi and Spinal Breathing  (Audio)

132 What is Sin?  (Audio)

133 Nectar  (Audio)

            133.1 - Kechari Mudra and the Nectar Cycle  (Audio)

134 Yoga and Western Psychology  (Audio)

135 Kundalini Currents in Legs and Arms  (Audio)

            135.1 - Hand Mudra (Jnana or Chin)  (Audio)

            135.2 - Painful Kundalini Energy in Arms, Legs and Feet  (Audio)

136 Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - The 112 Techniques  (Audio)

137 Getting Both Feet into Paradise  (Audio)

138 Would You Like to get Reconditioned?  (Audio)

139 Dynamic Jalandhara - The Chin Pump  (Audio)

             139.1 - Chin Pump, Cerebro-Spinal Fluid and Thokar  (Audio)

140 Chin Pump - Coordinating Head Rotation and Breathing  (Audio)

            140.1 - Chin Pump, Automatic Yoga and Self-Pacing  (Audio)

141 (Omitted)

142 (Omitted)

143 Chin Pump - Effects in the Lower Body  (Audio)

144 Chin Pump Lite (Without Kumbhaka)  (Audio)

145 Overdoing it with Asanas  (Audio)

146 Shaktipat - Direct Transmissions of Spiritual Energy  (Audio)

           146.1 - Caution on Interpersonal Energy Manipulations  (Audio)

            146.2 - A Long Bumpy Road After Shaktipat  (Audio)

            146.3 - Dialog with a Would-Be Energy Transmission Guru  (Audio)

            146.4 - Shaktipat and the Attraction of Automatic Yoga (Kriyas)  (Audio)

        146.5 - Minimizing Invasive Energy in Eye Contact  (Audio)

147 Sequencing of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation  (Audio)

148 Why Practices Twice a Day?  (Audio)

149 The Eight Limbs of Yoga, and Samyama - Melting the Darkness  (Audio)

150 Samyama Practice  (Audio)

            150.1 -  On Timing the Fifteen Second Release  (Audio)

151 Samyama - Settling in with Your Sutras  (Audio)

            151.1 - Samyama and the Energy Before Thoughts  (Audio)

            151.2 - Relationship of Akasha and Pure Bliss Consciousness  (Audio)

            151.3 - Samyama for Sensitive Meditators  (Audio)

            151.4 - Samyama, Scenery and Self-Inquiry  (Audio)

            151.5 - Self-Pacing the Explosive Force of Samyama  (Audio)

152 Thinking about Meanings versus Doing Samyama Practice  (Audio)

153 Yoga Sutra Translations, and on Becoming "Super-Normal"  (Audio)

154 Samyama - "Let Go and Let God"  (Audio)

155 Samyama - Lightness, Lurching and Levitation?  (Audio)

            155.1 - Relationship of the Body with Akasha and the Lightness of Air  (Audio)

156 Muladhara/Root and Integration of Practices  (Audio)

157 What is Inner Silence?  (Audio)

158 Too Relaxed in Meditation?  (Audio)

159 Too Many Thoughts in Meditation?  (Audio)

160 Extreme Sensitivity to Meditation - What To Do?  (Audio)

161 Dark Nights and the Rise of Inner Silence  (Audio)

            161.1 - Dark Stuff Flushed Away  (Audio)

162 (Omitted)

163 Sublime Clarity  (Audio)

164 Human Power  (Audio)

            164.1 - Personal Power Becoming Divine Power  (Audio)

165 Desire and Change  (Audio)

            165.1 - Is AYP For Householders or Monks and Nuns?  (Audio)

166 Pay It Forward  (Audio)

167 Living on Air and Sunlight Alone?  (Audio)

168 Is Pain a Prerequisite for Inner Peace?  (Audio)

169 Is This Ecstatic Conductivity?  (Audio)

            169.1 - Symptoms of Ecstatic Conductivity  (Audio)

170 That's Kundalini?  (Audio)

            170.1 - Purification or Kundalini Awakening?  (Audio)

171 Spinal Bastrika Pranayama - Pressure-Washing Your Karma  (Audio)

            171.1 - Alternate Nostril Spinal Bastrika Pranayama  (Audio)

            171.2 - Tracing the Spinal Nerve in Spinal Bastrika Pranayama  (Audio)

172 Spinal Bastrika Energy, Sleep, and Time of Practice  (Audio)

173 Spinal Bastrika Cycle Time  (Audio)

           173.1 - Adding Spinal Bastrika in the Practice Routine  (Audio)

174 Sex and Sambhavi  (Audio)

175 Suspending Breath and New Experiences  (Audio)

176 Dissecting Samyama  (Audio)

            176.1 - Samyama, or Samadhi for Its Own Sake?  (Audio)

            176.2 - Samyama - Theory vs. Practice  (Audio)

177 Advanced Siddhasana  (Audio)

178 Dharma  (Audio)

179 The Star Revisited  (Audio)

180 Off to a Good Start in Meditation  (Audio)

181 Expectations and Our Time Line  (Audio)

182 Healthy Skepticism  (Audio)

            182.1- A Skeptic with Spiritual Desire (Bhakti)  (Audio)

183 Movements and Automatic Yoga  (Audio)

184 Teleportation, Samyama & Siddhis  (Audio)

            184.1 - A Healthy Approach to Acquiring Siddhis/Powers  (Audio)

185 Role of the Intellect  (Audio)

186 Meditation - Second Enhancement of Mantra  (Audio)

187 Establishing and Maintaining Daily Practice  (Audio)

             187.1 - Which Practice to Add Next?  (Audio)

188 Mantra Design 101  (Audio)

            188.1 - Meditation - Third Enhancement of Mantra  (Audio)

189 Where is the Third Eye?  (Audio)

190 Sambhavi During Meditation?  (Audio)

191 How to Cultivate Ecstatic Conductivity  (Audio)

192 Tips on Kechari  (Audio)

193 Extending Practice Time Safely  (Audio)

            193.1 - Why Not Meditate Every 2-3 Hours?  (Audio)

194 More Flashing Lights  (Audio)

195 Mantra, Thoughts, and Attention  (Audio)

196 Refining a Sound in the Mind  (Audio)

197 Kechari Sensations  (Audio)

198 Targeted Bastrika - A Laser for Karmic Cleansing  (Audio)

199 Managing the Opening of the Crown  (Audio)

            199.1 - Cracking Open the Top of the Head  (Audio)

            199.2 - Worry about Premature Crown Opening  (Audio)

200 Follow-up on a Sensitive Meditator  (Audio)

           200.1 - More Follow-up with a Sensitive Meditator  (Audio)

201 The Drama of a Premature Crown Opening  (Audio)

202 Free-Form versus Structured Practices  (Audio)

            202.1 - To Go with Automatic Yoga Impulses or Not?  (Audio)

203 Reflections on Some Dramatic Experiences  (Audio)

204 Summary of Principles, Abilities, and Practices  (Audio)

           204.1 - Sequence and Times for a Complete Yoga Routine  (Audio)

           204.2 - Touching on Non-Dual Self-Inquiry and Karma Yoga  (Audio)

205 More on Kechari  (Audio)

            205.1 - A Doctor's Inquiry on Kechari: Small Snips vs. Large Cut  (Audio)

            205.2 - Strong Bhakti, Kechari and Anatomy Concerns  (Audio)

206 Varieties of Spinal Breathing  (Audio)

207 Left or Right Side Imbalances  (Audio)

           207.1 - Lopsided Crown Opening  (Audio)

208 Inner Energy Collisions and Strong Emotions  (Audio)

209 Fitting Daily Practices into a Busy Schedule  (Audio)

            209.1 - Spinal Bastrika with Chin Pump  (Audio)

210 Handling Automatic Yoga and Siddhis  (Audio)

            210.1 - Rapid Breathing and Vibrations during Deep Meditation  (Audio)

211 (Omitted)

212 Whole Body Mudra  (Audio)

213 Conscious Sleeping  (Audio)

            213.1 - More on Witnessing Sleep  (Audio)

            213.2 - Witnessing Dreams  (Audio)

214 Finding Your Spiritual "Hook"  (Audio)

215 (Omitted)

216 Kundalini Jolts and Self-Pacing in Practices  (Audio)

217 Responsibility  (Audio)

            217.1 - Increasing Responsibility in Unity  (Audio)

218 Meditation Sensitivity and Head Movements  (Audio)

219 Irritability in Activity  (Audio)

            219.1 - Belly Breathing, Mindfulness and Meditation Sensitivity  (Audio)

            219.2 - Delayed Reactions from Practice and When Less is More  (Audio)

            219.3 - Overdoing Leading to Illness  (Audio)

220 Opening the Heart Chakra  (Audio)

221 Expanding Heart Space  (Audio)

            221.1 - Yoga, Christianity and Kundalini  (Audio)

            221.2 - Bhakti, Kundalini, Self-Inquiry and Christianity  (Audio)

            221.3 - Bringing Kundalini from the Head into the Heart  (Audio)

222 Chimes in Inner Space?  (Audio)

223 Kechari Stage 1 and-a-half? (a dialog)  (Audio)

224 Automatic Kechari and Visions  (Audio)

225 Clearing the Clouds  (Audio)

226 Expansion on Our Mind  (Audio)

227 Meditation, Activity, and Sleep  (Audio)

228 Heart Opening and Service  (Audio)

229 Spinal Breathing in Inner Space  (Audio)

            229.1 - Brahmari (Bee Sound) Pranayama  (Audio)

230 Crown and Third Eye  (Audio)

            230.1 - The Natural Evolution of Crown Experiences  (Audio)

231 Dusty Rooms  (Audio)

232 Meditation and Automatic Yoga (a dialog)  (Audio)

            232.1 - Head Movements in Deep Meditation  (Audio)

233 Yoga and Religious Beliefs  (Audio)

234 Inner Wisdom Shining Through  (Audio)

235 Blending Inner Silence and Ecstasy  (Audio)

236-238 - (Not Used)

239 Spinal Breathing Pranayama (Enhancements) and Asanas  (Audio)

            239.1 - Clarifications and Enhancements for Spinal Breathing  (Audio)

            239.2 - Spinal Breathing: Undertaking Full Yogic Breathing too Soon  (Audio)

            239.3 - Clarification on Ujjayi in Spinal Breathing Pranayama  (Audio)

            239.4 - Deep Breathing Versus Full Yogic Breathing  (Audio)

240 Regarding One's Highest Ideal  (Audio)

241 Smoothing Out Pranayama  (Audio)

242 (Omitted)

243 Meditation and Powers (Siddhis)  (Audio)

            243.1 - Research on the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali  (Audio)

244 Going for a Smooth Start in Meditation and Pranayama  (Audio)

245 (Omitted)

246 Intelligence, Bhakti and Genius  (Audio)

247 Nausea  (Audio)

248 Culture, Samadhi and Snow  (Audio)

249 (Omitted)

250 Balancing Practices with Advancing Experiences  (Audio)

            250.1 - Sudden Samadhi  (Audio)

            250.2 - Sleep and "Sleep Techniques"  (Audio)

            250.3 - Overdoing AYP and then Going on a Vipassana Retreat?  (Audio)

251 Visions and Nodding off in Meditation  (Audio)

252 Self-Pacing, Surrender and Enlightenment  (Audio)

253 Spiritual Study and the Rise of Yoga in the West  (Audio)

254 The One is the Many and the Many are the One  (Audio)

255 Everyone Can Teach Yoga  (Audio)

256 Yoga for Our Children  (Audio)

            256.1 - On Spiritual Sensitivity in Our Children  (Audio)

            256.2 - Adenoid Removal in Children and Later Effect on Kechari  (Audio)

257 (Omitted)

258 Divine Ecstasy - Is That All There Is?  (Audio)

259 Fear and Enlightenment  (Audio)

            259.1 - Fear, AYP and Counseling  (Audio)

            259.2 - Fear of a Health Crisis  (Audio)

260 The Difference Between Enlightenment and Perfection  (Audio)

261 Kundalini Surge  (Audio)

            261.1 - A Case of Premature Kundalini Awakening  (Audio)

262 Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death  (Audio)

            262.1 - Seeing the Light and Reincarnation  (Audio)

263 The Secret of Yogic Concentration  (Audio)

264 Astral Projection  (Audio)

265 (Omitted)

266 Harvesting the Best from India  (Audio)

            266.1 - India: Distortions and Truths  (Audio)

267 About the Word "Hindu  (Audio)

268 (Omitted)

269 Leapfrogging to Samyama - Moving Inner Silence Outward  (Audio)

270 (Omitted)

271 Kechari Story - From Tongue-Tied to the Yoga Super-Highway  (Audio)

272 Addiction, Abusive Conduct, Tough Love and Yoga  (Audio)

273 Importance of Cultivating Inner Silence  (Audio)

274 What's the End Game in Yoga?  (Audio)

275 Navi Kriya - The Middle Way  (Audio)

276 Granthis - The Three Knots  (Audio)

277 Crown, Ajna and Spiritual Intuition  (Audio)

278 (Not Used)

279 (Omitted)

280 Kundalini Reminders  (Audio)

           280.1 - Kundalini: Cold Body, Twitching, etc...  (Audio)

           280.2 - Concern about Kundalini Jerks and Twitches  (Audio)

281 Yoni Chin Pump - Leveraging Two Practices  (Audio)

282 Bhakti, Deep Meditation and on Becoming the Mantra  (Audio)

283 Is Enlightenment an Illusion?  (Audio)

284 Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages of Kechari  (Audio)

            284.1 - "Completion" of Kechari Mudra  (Audio)

285 Balancing Asanas with Deep Meditation  (Audio)

286 Yogic Dying  (Audio)

            286.1 - Can Karma be Eliminated Before Death?  (Audio)

287 Crown Strategy and Kundalini  (Audio)

288 Yoni Spinal Breathing - Balancing Energy in the Head  (Audio)

289-296 (Not Used)

297 Is an Awakened Kundalini the Same as Enlightenment?  (Audio)

            297.1 - Yogani's Kundalini Experience?  (Audio)

            297.2 - Life Stories - Yogani's and Yours  (Audio)

            297.3 - Shiva and Shakti in Relation to Priorities in Yoga Practice  (Audio)

            297.4 - Are Kundalini and Shakti the Same Thing?  (Audio)

298 Deep Meditation, Purification and Karma  (Audio)

299 Cosmic Samyama - Advanced Yoga Nidra  (Audio)

300 Samyama and Yoga Postures (Asanas - Illustrated)  (Audio)

301 Prayer and the Principles of Samyama  (Audio)

            301.1 - Pranic/Energy Healing and AYP  (Audio)

302 The Far-Reaching Consequences of Samyama  (Audio)

            302.1 - Caution on Using the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali  (Audio)

            302.2 - Samyama and a Taste of Unity  (Audio)

303 Siddhis - Super-Normal Powers  (Audio)

            303.1 - The Greatest Siddhis  (Audio)

            303.2 - Are Siddhis/Powers a Valid Reason for Meditating?  (Audio)

304 Diet, Kundalini, and the Nectar Cycle  (Audio)

            304.1 - Balancing Kundalini with Ayurveda Diet (Charts Included)  (Audio)

            304.2 - Icy Sweetness in the Heart  (Audio)

305 Must We Become Vegetarians?  (Audio)

306 Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Remedies  (Audio)

307 Hallucinogens and Yoga  (Audio)

            307.1 - Dialog on Ayuhuasca, Yoga, Dissociation and Fear  (Audio)

308 Addictions and Flights of Fancy  (Audio)

            308.1 - 12 Step Paths vs. AYP for Addictions  (Audio)

309 Yoga, Overcoming Hunger, and Weight Control  (Audio)

            309.1 - Obesity and Yoga  (Audio)

310 Fasting - A Powerful Spiritual Practice  (Audio)

         310.1 - Why are AYP Fasting Instructions so Varied?  (Audio)

311 Inner Silence, Eating Habits and Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

312 Shatkarmas, Bodily Purification and Enlightenment

313 Cleansing of Mouth, Nasal Passages and Sinuses

314 Colon Cleansing

315 Intestinal Wash

316 More Shatkarmas and Overall Guidelines

317 Eleven Key Questions on Samyama

            317.1 - Loss of Stillness During Samyama

318 Is the Witness the Same as Enlightenment?

319 Amaroli - Urine Therapy

320 Kundalini and Refined Sensory Perception

321 An Inquiry about Ending Suffering

            321.1 - Parkinson's Disease, the Witness and Self-Inquiry

322 The Witness as Underlying Cause of Self-Inquiry

323 Roles of Knowledge, Philosophy and Direct Experience

324 Self-Inquiry - From Inspiration to Realization

325 Relational and Non-Relational Self-Inquiry

            325.1 - Cultivating Relational Self-Inquiry in Everyday Living

326 Styles of Self-Inquiry and Bridging the Gap

            326.1 - Self-Inquiry During Deep Meditation?

            326.2 - The Fulfillment of Affirmations in Stillness

327 The Evolutionary Stages of Mind

            327.1 - The Rose of Enlightenment is Still a Rose by Any Other Name

          327.2 - A Dialog on the Dissociation Effect of "I am THAT"

          327.3 - Moving Beyond the Spiritual Dissociation Stage

328 On Becoming "Ripe"

329 Pitfalls of the Mind

            329.1 - Stop Meditating when there is Some Abiding Inner Silence?

         329.2 - Can the Mind Understand Ignorance?

         329.3 - Practices After Awakening?

         329.4 - A Revelation on the Importance of Regular Practice

330 Self-Inquiry and the Limbs of Yoga

331 Non-Duality and Ecstatic Kundalini

         331.1 - The Witness, Self-Inquiry and Kundalini

332 Darshan, Shaktipat and the Global Web of Awakening

         332.1 - What is Initiation?

333 Dissolving the Witness in Unity

           333.1 - Is the Witness a Retreat from Life?

         333.2 - The Mystery of Awareness

334 Advaita (non-duality), Free Will and Karma

335 The Role of Desire in Self-Inquiry

336 A Confirmation of Unity

           336.1 - The True Nature of Existence, Life and Death

337 Dare to Dream

338 Bhakti - You are the Doorway

339 Your Chosen Ideal

340 Transforming Emotional Energy for Enlightenment

         340.1 - Appreciation and Bhakti

341 Bhakti and Self-Pacing

         341.1 - Ruthless Bhakti

342 Bhakti and Your Yoga Practices

343 What is Karma?

344 Transcending Karma and Putting It to Good Use

           344.1 - The Practical Aspects of Transcending Karma

345 The Spiritual Evolution of Action

         345.1 - Ken Wilber and Karma Yoga

346 Mapping the Transformation of Action

347 The Role of Service

            347.1 - We the Householders

 347.2 - Service Versus Telling Others What To Do

348 A Journey from Here to Here

           348.1 - Overcoming Attachment to Spiritual Experiences

349 The Convergence of Bhakti and Self-Inquiry

350 Practices for Moving Beyond the Witness Stage

350.1 - The Witness in Relation to Self-Inquiry

351 Adding Self-Inquiry to Core Samyama Practice

            351.1 - Self-Inquiry Sutra: Variations and Importance of Habit

            351.2 - Ramana Maharshi and the Samyama Self-Inquiry Sutra

352 Instant versus Gradual Enlightenment - How to Boil a Frog

353 Alternate Sutra for Self-Inquiry Samyama

354 Is Mind the Enemy?

355 Deep Meditation Reminders

            355.1 - Recognizing the Witness

356 How to Recognize Relational Self-Inquiry

            356.1 - Wild Emotions and Relational Self-Inquiry

357 Who is the Perceiver?

            357.1 - "Why Am I?"

358 Can I Trust the Mantra?

359 Pratyahara - The Forgotten Limb of Yoga?

360 Acts of Surrender

361 Ramana Maharshi and AYP

362 Ideological Jnana Yoga (Advaita-Vedanta)

363 Liberation of the One is Liberation of the Whole

364 Each Practice in Its Own Time

365 The Range of Sensitivities to Deep Meditation

            365.1 - Rising World Consciousness and Sensitivity to Practices

            365.2 - Rising Spiritual Sensitivity Worldwide - How to Manage It

            365.3 - Implications of the Accelerating Rise in World Consciousness

366 Suggestions for Under-Sensitive Meditators

            366.1 - Plateaus in Experience versus Under-Sensitivity to Practices

367 Suggestions for Over-Sensitive Meditators

            367.1 - Using Nadi Shodana when Sensitive to Spinal Breathing

            367.2 - For Sensitivity, Meditating Once Per Day?

            367.3 - Follow-up on Breath Meditation

            367.4 - Passive Awareness Technique for Very Sensitive Meditators

            367.5 - Meditation: Good Results, but with Sensitivity

  367.6 - Sensitivity vs. Progress with Different Styles of Meditation

            367.7 - Restarting Practices after Discontinuing Due to Overload

          367.8 - Breath Meditation Slowing Overload Down. Now what?

368 The Solar Centering Enhancement

            368.1 - Solar Centering and Sensitivity to Meditation

            368.2 - Solar Centering with Breath Meditation

            368.3 - "Clunky Stage" with the Solar Centering Enhancement

369 Alternate Approach to Mantra Enhancements

            369.1 - Going Beyond the Third Mantra Enhancement

370 Clarifications on the Solar Centering Enhancement

            370.1 - Solar Centering and Heart Opening

371 Self-Directed Mantra Enhancement Strategy

372 Witnessing versus Focused Attention to Dissolve Obstructions

373 Fear as a Cause of Under-Sensitivity to Deep Meditation

374 Samyama and Solar Centering

375 Out of Our Heads

376 Beyond Death

            376.1 - On Pain, Suffering, Death and Suicide

         376.2 - Transcending the Body/Mind and then Putting It to Good Use

377 Inner Sound During Meditation

  377.1 - Deep Meditation as Cause of Nada (Divine Sound)

378 How Does Pranayama Awaken Kundalini?

            378.1 - The Biochemistry of Prana, and Beyond...

            378.2 - Natural vs. Intentional Kumbhaka (Breath Retention)

            378.3 - The Breathless State

            378.4 - Kumbhaka: The Finer Points of Exhalation and Inhalation

379 Swallowing Air

380 Catching the Attaching

381 Ida, Pingala and Kundalini Awakening

         381.1 - Gopi Krishna and Unbalanced Kundalini Awakenings

382 Is Ecstasy a Prerequisite for Enlightenment?

383 Yoga Asanas - Traditional or Modern?

            383.1 - Enhanced AYP Asana Routine (Illustrated)

            383.2 - Maha Mudra

         383.3 - Rationale behind AYP Asana Sets

384 Baseline Systems of Practice and Research on Modifications

            384.1 - Regarding Add-Ons to AYP, and the Relationship between AYP and Kriya Yoga

         384.2 - Modifications and Self-Pacing for the AYP Baseline System

385 Review on Building a Baseline Practice Routine

            385.1 - Practice Chart and Discussion on Building a Daily Routine

            385.2 - Look for Results in Daily Life

 385.3 - Which Practice Chart to Use, AYP or Secrets of Wilder?

 385.4 - Arrangement of Energy Practices and Prayers in the Routine

 385.5 - AYP System Design: An Engineer's Point of View

386 Group Practice

387 Retreats

            387.1 - To Go on Retreat or Not. Inner Voices?

         387.2 - Sensitivity to Meditation and Going on Retreat

         387.3 - Solo Retreats

388 Our Role as Teachers

            388.1 - Balancing Our Spiritual Sharing with the Life We are Living

            388.2 - Challenges, Openings, and whether to Teach?

            388.3 - Financial Responsibilities and Teaching Yoga

            388.4 - The Emergence of Humility in our Teaching and Service

389 Why Won't You be My Guru?

390 When Will I be Enlightened?

391 Changes in Bhakti from Dual to Non-Dual

            391.1 - Bhakti, Refining Perception and Non-Duality

392 The Aloneness of Enlightenment

            392.1 - A Dialog on Rising Unity

393 On Self-Defense and Forgiveness

            393.1 - Samyama and Self-Defense

            393.2 - Employing Kundalini in Martial Arts

394 Satsang - The Importance of Spiritual Community

395 The Power of the Pen, and the Keyboard

            395.1 - On Writing: Sobbing While Journaling

396 Do Online Forums Inhibit Spiritual Progress?

397 Deep Meditation and Analysis Paralysis

            397.1 - Hanging on to Experiences During Deep Meditation

            397.2 - The Pros and Cons of Discussing Spiritual Experiences

398 Is Self-Inquiry Necessary for Enlightenment?

            398.1 - Is it Necessary to Do Structured Self-Inquiry?

399 Mind - Faster than the Speed of Light

            399.1 - Is the Physical Universe Infinite?

400 Theory and Practice

            400.1 - Science Under the Hood: Is Prana a Light Wave?

401 Mulabandha and Full Yogic (belly) Breathing

402 About that word "Advanced"

403 The Question with No Answer

            403.1 - More Questions with No Answer

404 On Jumping to the Third Mantra Enhancement

405 The Uncertainty of Life

406 Kundalini Conundrum

407 Pranayama for Relaxation or for Kundalini Awakening?

408 Samyama, Elbow Grease and Non-Duality

409 Asanas (Postures) and Premature Kundalini Awakening

410 Early Signs of Kundalini Awakening

411 Less is More

         411.1 - Is There More?

412 Will Kechari Mudra Practice Deform the Soft Palate?

413 Is Enlightenment No-Thing or All-Things?

414 Off to a Good Start with Meditation, but...

            414.1 - Off to a Good Start with a Lot of AYP Practices, but...

            414.2 - Signs of Overdoing After One Year of AYP

415 Samyama and Prayer for Dissolving Global Problems

416 From Third Eye to Sixth Sense, and Beyond

           416.1 - Inner Seeing and the Secrets of Wilder

           416.2 - "Dimensional" Spiritual Experiences Versus Enlightenment

417 Automatic Yoga Revisited

418 Gurus, Teachers and Self-Sufficiency

            418.1 - AYP Unstructured vs. Structured (certified) Teaching

            418.2 - Practitioner Self-Sufficiency vs. Running in Circles

419 Where's the Shaktipat Coming From?

420 The Doctor Is In

421 Spirits and Spirit Guides

            421.1 - Inner Silence and Spirit Guides

            421.2 - Moving Beyond Those Not-So-Kind Guides

            421.3 - Entity Attack or Excessive Kundalini?

            421.4 - "Spirit Guides" are Driving Me Crazy!

422 Curing Kundalini Excesses

423 Why So Much Fuss about What is So Simple?

424 After the Ecstasy

425 Urgent Bhakti and Overdoing

            425.1 - Bhakti, Kundalini and Self-Pacing

          425.2 - A Dialog on Self-Pacing

426 Enlightenment Time Line

            426.1 - Enlightenment Bar Chart

 426.2 - Assigning Enlightenment Status

427 Taking the Leap to Direct Experience

428 The Transformation of Ego

         428.1 - Dialog on "the Ego"

         428.2 - Where is the Boundary Between Ego and Spirit?

         428.3 - Sudden vs. Gradual Spiritual Awakening

         428.4 - Ego: Friend or Foe?

429 We Can Do This

430 Freedom

            430.1 - Ripeness and the Realization of Non-Duality in Daily Life

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