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Advanced Yoga Practices
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, by Yogani
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AYP Publishing (Dec 2004) -- A large user-friendly textbook providing 240 detailed lessons covering the core methods of the AYP self-directed system of practices, available in ebook and paperback editions.


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Description and Table of Contents

The premise of Yoga is simple. There is an outer reality and an inner one, and our nervous system is the doorway between them. Effective Yoga practices stimulate and open that doorway. The result? Peace, creativity, happiness, and a steady rise of ecstatic bliss radiating from within us...

Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) brings together the most effective methods of Yoga in a flexible integrated system that anyone can use. Instructions are given in plain English for deep meditation, spinal breathing pranayama, bodily manipulations (asanas, mudras and bandhas), tantric sexual practices, and other methods that are systematically applied to swing open the door of our nervous system to permanent higher experience. This is a non-sectarian approach that is compatible with any belief system or religious background.

There are over 240 easy-to-follow lessons here, including many hands-on questions and answers between Yoga practitioners and the author. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran in Yoga, the AYP lessons can serve as a useful resource as you travel along your chosen path.

Extensive reader feedback is provided in the book. Here are a few excerpts:

"I searched for years to find a method of meditation that I can do. This is do-able." – AN

"I've learned more about yoga in 4 months than in the previous 30 years of study." – SL

"This is a very valuable inspiration for people taking up and maintaining meditation." – DB

"Spinal breathing pranayama makes me feel so ecstatic, I want to do it all the time." – YM

"After my first meditation session, I never felt so relaxed. You made me a believer." – JF

"You make everything seem so simple, yet the practices are profound and dynamic." – SS

"I wish I had this kind of information when I started some 15 years back." – AD

"I love the way you explain everything. So simple, logical, and so safe." – RY

"These are the best lessons I have read on yoga anywhere." – RD

For more reader feedback, see the last section inside...

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Summary of Additions and Illustrations

The Main Lessons

1-9 – (Not Used)
Lesson 10 – Why This Discussion?
Lesson 11 – What is Yoga? What is Religion?
Lesson 12 – The Essential Ingredient – Desire
Lesson 13 – Meditation – Awakening the Silent Seed
Lesson 14 – Not Much Happening in Meditation
Lesson 15 – Restlessness in Meditation
Lesson 16 – Bliss in Meditation
Lesson 17 – Was I Asleep in Meditation?
Lesson 18 – Finding the Time for Meditation
Lesson 19 – What Tradition to follow?
Lesson 20 – Enlightenment without God?
Lesson 21 – Objects of Meditation
Lesson 22 – Vibratory Quality of Mantra
Lesson 23 – Watching the Clock in Meditation
Lesson 24 – Does Meditation Cure Sickness?
Lesson 25 – Effect of Meditation on High Stress Situations
26 – (Not Used)
Lesson 27 – Location of Mantra in Meditation
Lesson 28 – Will I become a Milquetoast from Meditation
Lesson 29 – Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
Lesson 30 – Diet and Meditation
Lesson 31 – Enjoying the Great Outdoors
32 – (Not Used)
Lesson 33 – A New Way to Sit in Meditation
Lesson 34 – Meditation and World Problems
Lesson 35 – Enlightenment Milestones
Lesson 36 – Meditation and the Fifth Dimension
Lesson 37 – Group Meditations
Lesson 38 – What is Your Time Line?
Lesson 39 – Pranayama – Cultivating the Soil of the Nervous System
40 – (Not Used)
Lesson 41 – Spinal Breathing Pranayama
Lesson 42 – Is this Pranayama Natural?
Lesson 43 – Relationship of Pranayama to Meditation
Lesson 44 – Finding the Spinal Nerve
Lesson 45 – Breathing is Slowing Down in Pranayama
Lesson 46 – Which Way is Up in Spinal Breathing?
Lesson 47 – Chakras?
Lesson 48 – Pranayama and Health
Lesson 49 – Perspiration in Pranayama
Lesson 50 – Managing the Time in Pranayama
Lesson 51 – Strange Gurglings in Pranayama
Lesson 52 – Big Little Nerve
Lesson 53 – Light and Sound in Pranayama
Lesson 54 – Kundalini – A Code Word for Sex
Lesson 55 – Mulabandha – Enlivening Sexual Energy Upward
Lesson 56 – Sambhavi – Opening the Third Eye
Lesson 57 – The Guru is in Me?
Lesson 58 – Step by Step
Lesson 59 – Some Mantra Particulars
Lesson 60 – Unexpected Interruptions
61 – (Not Used)
Lesson 62 – Duration of One Spinal Breathing Cycle?
Lesson 63 – Cool and Warm Currents in Pranayama
Lesson 64 – The Ecstatic Silver Thread
Lesson 65 – The Pineal and Pituitary Glands
Lesson 66 – We are Arriving, Not Leaving
Lesson 67 – Bhakti – The Science of Devotion
Lesson 68 – Relationship of Traumatic Experiences and Bhakti
Lesson 69 – Kundalini Symptoms, Imbalances and Remedies
70 – (Not Used)
Lesson 71 – Yoga Asanas – A Wonderful Billion Dollar Industry
Lesson 72 – Please Tell Me Exactly What To Do
Lesson 73 – More on Chakras
Lesson 74 – For This Life, and the Next One
Lesson 75 – Siddhasana – Living in a Fountain of Ecstasy
Lesson 76 – Siddhis – Are Powers Real?
Lesson 77 – Still More on Chakras
Lesson 78 – Pleasure and the Path
Lesson 79 – Mantra Reminders 117
Lesson 80 – Physical Fitness and Yoga
Lesson 81 – Charging Ahead Too Fast?
82 – (Omitted)
Lesson 83 – There She Goes – Kundalini, that is
Lesson 84 – The Art of Doing Nothing
Lesson 85 – Enlightenment Milestones Revisited
Lesson 86 – Finding your Meditation Routine
87 – (Not Used)
Lesson 88 – The Magic of Bhakti
Lesson 89 – The Caduceus – A Snapshot of You and Me
Lesson 90 – Caduceus Correction and Ida/Pingala Review
Lesson 91 – Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka – Purging the Third Eye, and More
Lesson 92 – The Star
Lesson 93 – Changing Times
Lesson 94 – Some House Cleaning Tips
Lesson 95 – Stabilizing Ecstasy
Lesson 96 – Spinal Breathing Startup Review
Lesson 97 – Tantra – Help for Sex Maniacs and Ordinary Lovers
Lesson 98 – Yoga and Marriage
Lesson 99 – Practices – Front End and Back End
Lesson 100 – What is Enlightenment?
Lesson 101 – What is Brahmacharya?
Lesson 102 – Importance of Smooth Long-Term Meditation Routine
Lesson 103 – Destiny and Free Will
Lesson 104 – Stubborn Energy Blockages
Lesson 105 – Hitting a Wall at Mulabandha
Lesson 106 – Mantra and Breathing in Meditation
Lesson 107 – Self-Pacing in Postures and Practices
Lesson 108 – Kechari Mudra – A Giant Leap for Humankind
Lesson 109 – Bhakti, Meditation and Inner Silence
Lesson 110 – Romantic Love
111 – (Not Used)
Lesson 112 – Bhakti – Up Close and Personal
Lesson 113 – Bliss, Ecstasy and Divine Love
Lesson 114 – Kechari – Throat Jamming in Stage 1
Lesson 115 – Mantra, Language and Meaning
Lesson 116 – Meditation – First Enhancement of Mantra
Lesson 117 – Finding a Mantra with no Meaning?
Lesson 118 – Strong Pulse in Meditation
Lesson 119 – Some Other Approaches to Mulabandha
Lesson 120 – “Getting Enlightenment”
Lesson 121 – Pratyahara – Expansion of the Senses Inward
Lesson 122 – Witnessing
123 – (Omitted)
Lesson 124 – Keeping it Simple
Lesson 125 – Kundalini Heat
Lesson 126 – Relationship of Pratyahara, Intellect and Bhakti
Lesson 127 – Siddhasana or Padmasana?
Lesson 128 – Siddhasana and Pressure in the Head
Lesson 129 – Nauli – Raising Kundalini with Your Abdominal Muscles
Lesson 130 – Vibrations at the Root
Lesson 131 – Coordinating Sambhavi and Spinal Breathing
Lesson 132 – What is Sin?
Lesson 133 – Nectar
Lesson 134 – Yoga and Western Psychology
Lesson 135 – Kundalini Currents in Legs and Arms
Lesson 136 – Vigyan Bhairav Tantra – The 112 Techniques
Lesson 137 – Getting Both Feet into Paradise
Lesson 138 – Would You Like to get Reconditioned?
Lesson 139 – Dynamic Jalandhara – The Chin Pump
Lesson 140 – Chin pump – Coordinating Head Rotation and Breathing
141 – (Omitted)
142 – (Omitted)
Lesson 143 – Chin Pump – Effects in the Lower Body
Lesson 144 – Chin pump Lite (Without Kumbhaka)
Lesson 145 – Overdoing it with Asanas
Lesson 146 – Shaktipat – Direct Transmissions of Spiritual Energy
Lesson 147 – Sequencing of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation
Lesson 148 – Why Practices Twice a Day?
Lesson 149 – The Eight Limbs of Yoga and Samyama   Melting the Darkness
Lesson 150 – Samyama Practice
Lesson 151 – Samyama – Settling in with Your Sutras
Lesson 152 – Thinking about Meanings versus Doing Samyama Practice
Lesson 153 – Yoga Sutra Translations, and on becoming “Super-Normal”
Lesson 154 – Samyama – “Let Go and Let God”
Lesson 155 – Samyama – Lightness, Lurching and Levitation?
Lesson 156 – Muladhara/Root and Integration of Practices
Lesson 157 – What is Inner Silence?
Lesson 158 – Too Relaxed in Meditation?
Lesson 159 – Too Many Thoughts in Meditation?
Lesson 160 – Extreme Sensitivity to Meditation – What To Do?
Lesson 161 – Dark Nights and the Rise of Inner Silence
162 – (Omitted)
Lesson 163 – Sublime Clarity
Lesson 164 – Human Power
Lesson 165 – Desire and Change
Lesson 166 – Pay It Forward
Lesson 167 – Living on Air and Sunlight Alone?
Lesson 168 – Is Pain a Prerequisite for Inner Peace?
Lesson 169 – Is this Ecstatic Conductivity?
Lesson 170 – That’s Kundalini?
Lesson 171 – Spinal Bastrika Pranayama – Pressure-Washing Your Karma
Lesson 172 – Spinal Bastrika Energy, Sleep and Time of Practice
Lesson 173 – Spinal Bastrika Cycle Time
Lesson 174 – Sex and Sambhavi
Lesson 175 – Suspending Breath and New Experiences
Lesson 176 – Dissecting Samyama
Lesson 177 – Advanced Siddhasana
Lesson 178 – Dharma
Lesson 179 – The Star Revisited
Lesson 180 – Off to a Good Start in Meditation
Lesson 181 – Expectations and Our Time Line
Lesson 182 – Healthy Skepticism
Lesson 183 – Movements and Automatic Yoga
Lesson 184 – Teleportation, Samyama and Siddhis
Lesson 185 – Role of the Intellect
Lesson 186 – Meditation – Second Enhancement of Mantra
Lesson 187 – Establishing and Maintaining Daily Practice
Lesson 188 – Mantra Design 101
Lesson 189 – Where is the Third Eye?
Lesson 190 – Sambhavi During Meditation?
Lesson 191 – How to Cultivate Ecstatic Conductivity
Lesson 192 – Tips on Kechari
Lesson 193 – Extending Practice Time Safely
Lesson 194 – More Flashing Lights
Lesson 195 – Mantra, Thoughts and Attention
Lesson 196 – Refining a Sound in the Mind
Lesson 197 – Kechari Sensations
Lesson 198 – Targeted Bastrika – A Laser for Karmic Cleansing
Lesson 199 – Managing the Opening of the Crown
Lesson 200 – Follow-up on a Sensitive Meditator
Lesson 201 – The Drama of a Premature Crown Opening
Lesson 202 – Free-Form versus Structured Practices
Lesson 203 – Reflections on Some Dramatic Experiences
Lesson 204 – Summary of Principles, Abilities and Practices
Lesson 205 – More on Kechari
Lesson 206 – Varieties of Spinal Breathing
Lesson 207 – Left or Right Side Imbalances
Lesson 208 – Inner Energy Collisions and Strong Emotions
Lesson 209 – Fitting Daily Practices into a Busy Schedule
Lesson 210 – Handling Automatic Yoga and Siddhis
211 – (Omitted)
Lesson 212 – Whole Body Mudra
Lesson 213 – Conscious Sleeping
Lesson 214 – Finding Your Spiritual “Hook”
215 – (Omitted)
Lesson 216 – Kundalini Jolts and Self-Pacing in Practices
Lesson 217 – Responsibility
Lesson 218 – Meditation Sensitivity and Head Movements
Lesson 219 – Irritability in Activity
Lesson 220 – Opening the Heart Chakra
Lesson 221 – Expanding Heart Space
Lesson 222 – Chimes in Inner Space?
Lesson 223 – Kechari Stage 1 and-a-half? (a dialog)
Lesson 224 – Automatic Kechari and Visions
Lesson 225 – Clearing the Clouds
Lesson 226 – Expansion on Our Mind
Lesson 227 – Meditation, Activity and Sleep
Lesson 228 – Heart Opening and Service
Lesson 229 – Spinal Breathing in Inner Space
Lesson 230 – Crown and Third Eye
Lesson 231 – Dusty Rooms
Lesson 232 – Meditation and Automatic Yoga (a dialog)
Lesson 233 – Yoga and Religious Beliefs
Lesson 234 – Inner Wisdom Shining Through
Lesson 235 – Blending Inner Silence and Ecstasy

The Tantra Lessons

Lesson T1 – What is Tantra Yoga?
Lesson T2 – Meditation, Bhakti and Tantric Sex
T3 – (Not Used)
Lesson T4 – The Holdback Method – A Stairway to Heaven
Lesson T5 – Blocking Male Ejaculation – Putting on the Training Wheels
T6 – (Not Used)
Lesson T7 – The Woman’s Role – Nothing Less Than “Divine Goddess”
T8 – (Not Used)
Lesson T9 – The Relationship of Brahmacharya, Tantric Sex and Celibacy
Lesson T10 – Sexual Healing
Lesson T11 – Blocking and the Evolution of Spiritual Biology
Lesson T12 – Wet Dreams and Premature Ejaculation
Lesson T13 – Energy Rushing up the Spine During Urination
Lesson T14 – A Happy Woman
Lesson T15 – Lustful Pleasures
Lesson T16 – What is the Best Tantric Practice?
Lesson T17 – Reclaiming the Body-Soul Connection
Lesson T18 – Enlightenment with and without Orgasm?
Lesson T19 – Sex, Love and Bhakti
T20 – (Omitted)
Lesson T21 – Ancient Advice on Tantric Sex
Lesson T22 – Kundalini and Sexual Attraction for Guru and God
Lesson T23 – The Count Method – How to Stay in Front of Orgasm
Lesson T24 – Tantric Masturbation with Sitting Practices?
Lesson T25 – Sri Vidya – The Fruition of Tantra
T26 – (Not Used)
Lesson T27 – The Quest for Infinite Intimacy
Lesson T28 – Advanced Siddhasana for Women and Men
Lesson T29 – Sleeping Lingam
Lesson T30 – Vajroli Mudra
Lesson T31 – Constant Coming
Lesson T32 – Menstruation, Yoga and Amaroli
Lesson T33 – Spinal Breathing during Tantric Sex?
Lesson T34 – Kechari and the “Secret Spot”
Lesson T35 – Ecstatic Reflex during Sex

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