Advanced Yoga Practices

Main Lessons Directory

AYP main lessons by Yogani

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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)

     13.6 – Contemplations versus Deep Meditation

     13.7 – Ups and Downs During Deep Meditation with Steady Results in Daily Activity

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)

     18.3 – Symptoms of Meditating Right after a Big Meal and Right before Sleep (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)

     19.3 – Deep Meditation as a Stand-Alone Practice (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)

     24.3 – Can Meditation Cure Chronic Muscle Tightness?

     24.4 – Meditation, Yoga and Eye Health Issues

     24.5 – Can Meditation Help Those with Mental Health Issues?

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)

     29.2 – Will Deep Meditation Eliminate Bad Habits?

30 – Diet and Meditation (Audio

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

     30.2 – Arguing How Others Should Eat Based on a Moral Ideology

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)

     38.2 – Quick Advice on Self-Pacing for a Long Term Meditator

     38.3 – Frantically Trying to Do It All in This Lifetime

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)

     41.4 – Getting Started with 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)

     44.2 – Feeling Energy, but Not Finding the Spinal Nerve

45 – Breathing is Slowing Down in Pranayama (Audio)

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

     45.2 – On Intentionally Suspending the Breath During Pranayama

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)

     54.1 – How do I Awaken Kundalini?

55 – Mulabandha – Enlivening Sexual Energy Upward (Audio)

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

     55.2 – Transcendence or Energy Practices? Considering an Alternate Path (Audio)

     55.3 – Throbbing at the Muladhara (Perineum/Root)

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)

     57.4 – Improving the Guru-Disciple Connection

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)

     59.3 – Source of the I AM (AYAM) 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)

     71.5 – Videos: AYP Asana Starter Kit (Audio)

     71.6 – Videos: AYP Abbreviated Asana Starter Kit (Standing) (Audio)

     71.7 – Video: Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Lift) (Audio)

     71.8 – Conscious Seizure during Yoga Asanas

72 – Please Tell Me Exactly What To Do (Audio)

73 – More on Chakras (Audio)

     73.1 – Chakras: Academic Theory versus Actual Practice

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)

     74.3 – Can Seniors Awaken Ecstatic Conductivity and Kundalini?

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

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

     75.2 – Can Siddhasana be Used to Block Sexual Desire?

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)

     79.5 – Picking Up the Mantra as a Feeling Beyond Thinking

     79.6 – Recognizing When to Pick Up the Mantra during Deep Meditation

     79.7 – Favoring versus Listening for the Mantra During Deep Meditation

80 – Physical Fitness and Yoga (Audio)

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

     80.2 – Video: Ten Minute Muscle Toning Exercises

     80.3 – Are Tai Chi and Qi Gong Substitutes for Deep Meditation?

     80.4 – AYP Muscle Toning Exercises for Women

81 – Charging Ahead Too Fast? (Audio)

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

     81.2 – Building a Full AYP Routine in a Month? (Audio)

     81.3 – Timing Suggestions for Taking on Practices (Audio)

     81.4 – Eating Too Much Too Fast at the AYP “All-You-Can-Eat” Restaurant

     81.5 – Mild Headache after Taking on Practices too Fast

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)

     84.3 – Is Awakening in Enlightenment Sudden or Gradual?

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)

     85.4 – Is Kundalini Dangerous?

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)

     86.5 – Question on Mala, Wearing the Sacred Beads

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)

     91.4 – AYP Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka versus the Traditional Version

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)

     94.2 – Are Cold Showers an Aid to Enlightenment?

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)

     98.2 – Which is Most Important; Career, Family, or Spiritual Practices?

     98.3 – On Extramarital Infatuation

99 – Practices – Front End and Back End (Audio)

     99.1 – What is the Best Practice Time Ratio between Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Deep Meditation?

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)

     103.1 – Do Enlightened People Have Free Will?

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)

     108.6 – From Kechari to Whole Body Mudra

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)

     122.5 – Witnessing the Pain of Getting a Tattoo, or the Pain of Anything Else

     122.6 – A Practitioner’s Perspective on Witnessing the Dramas of Life

123 (Omitted)

124 Keeping it Simple (Audio)

     124.1 – Fear of Spiritual Awakening (Audio)

     124.2 – Fear of “Ego Death”

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)

     127.2 – Increasing Time in Padmasana (Full Lotus Seat) (Audio)

128 Siddhasana and Pressure in the Head (Audio)

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

     129.1 – Videos: Uddiyana Bandha and Nauli (Audio)

130 Vibrations at the Root (Audio)

131 Coordinating Sambhavi and Spinal Breathing (Audio)

132 What is Sin? (Audio)

     132.1 – Spiritual Practice and Moral Codes of Conduct

133 Nectar (Audio)

     133.1 – Kechari Mudra and the Nectar Cycle (Audio)

     133.2 – Another Bout of Amrita (Nectar)

     133.3 – Can Early Stage Amrita (Nectar) be Poisonous?

     133.4 – Capturing the Pleasant Aromas of Amrita (Nectar)

     133.5 – Should I be Redirecting the Flow of Amrita?

     133.6 – Amrita Blocked in the Sinuses

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)

      139.2 – Video: Dynamic Jalandhara (Chin Pump)

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)

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