Advanced Yoga Practices

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AYP main lessons by Yogani

Note: Lessons with whole numbers (13, 14, 15 etc.) are available for free online reading. Lesson additions shown with a decimal point (13.1, 13.2 etc.) are available to read on the AYP Plus subscription site. The audio recordings of lessons by Yogani listed here are also available on the AYP Plus site. 

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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