Advanced Yoga Practices

Main lessons

by Yogani

Note: For the Original Internet Lessons with additions, see the AYP Easy Lessons Books. For the Expanded and Interactive Internet Lessons, AYP Online Books, Audiobooks and more, see AYP Plus.

Lesson 136 - Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - The 112 Techniques

New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, “Why This Discussion?”

Q: Pranam! Can I seek guidance based on practice as per dharmas of Vighan Bhairav?

A: I am familiar with the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Scripture mainly through the writings of Osho/Rajneesh in his volume, The Book of Secrets. It is a lengthly commentary on the 112 “Centering Practices” from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings, compiled and transcribed by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki, first published in Japan in 1957.

The lessons of Advanced Yoga Practices cover the principles of Vigyan Bhairav in a concentrated and practical way, with a series of effective practices that can be taken up in a building block fashion as one becomes ready.

Besides Vigyan Bhairav (and other tantra yoga sources), these lessons integrate principles and streamlined practices from bhakti yoga, mantra yoga, kriya yoga, hatha yoga, kundalini yoga and tantra yoga, not to mention some good old-fashioned Christian common sense. AYP is an open and integrated system of practices, scientifically derived for ease of use, effectiveness and completeness. For further discussion on the sexual wisdom of Vigyan Bhairav, and how it is incorporated in the lessons, see tantra Lesson T21.

The guru is in you.

Note: For detailed discussion on the methods of tantra, see the AYP Tantra book, and AYP Plus.

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