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Advanced Yoga Practices
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living

Welcome to Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP). This website duplicates and expands on the nearly 500 easy-to-follow lessons that have been posted in the popular AYP Main and Tantra Yahoo group lessons since 2003. Join the thousands of people who have been using these "plain English" teachings, and begin to incorporate powerful advanced yoga practices into your daily life in a practical, safe, and results-oriented way. Access to the AYP online lessons and support forums is free.

An open and integrated system of advanced yoga practices is offered here which will unfold natural ecstatic radiance. The techniques act directly through heart, mind, body, breath and sexuality. Practices taught in the lessons include deep meditation using an efficient universal mantra, advanced spinal breathing pranayama methods, samyama, self-inquiry, and an integration of hatha, kundalini and tantra techniques, all for steadily cultivating inner peace and enlightenment through daily practice. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own speed in taking on new practices. Much attention is devoted in the lessons to developing skills in "self-pacing," with the aim of assisting every practitioner to become self-sufficient in yoga.

Q&As are included as an integral part of the lessons to discuss the numerous  experiences that come up in yoga, provide new techniques, and offer suggestions on customizing the routine of practices, as necessary. You can also review additional feedback on the lessons and practices from many readers on the Testimonials page.

The author, Yogani, is an American spiritual scientist with many years’ experience in blending powerful yoga methods with the modern lifestyle. The focus here is on revealing practices that work, not on promoting a sectarian view. All are invited to join in, regardless of background or level of skill in yoga. These lessons can be used as a stand-alone teaching, or as "food for thought" to supplement any other path.

The Main Lessons begin with, “Why This Discussion?” This is the best place to start. No lessons are missing, though several numbers are marked "not used" due to prior editing in the Yahoo groups. The same numbering of lessons is used on this website, so the two sets of lessons are consistent. Because the lessons originated in a Yahoo group, they contain terms such as "members," "group," and so on. An extensive link-driven Topic Index is provided on this website to aid you in researching the lessons to suit your needs as experiences advance on the road to enlightenment. If you can't find it in the Topic Index, try the Site Search feature.

If you join the Main and Tantra Yahoo groups and set your delivery preference to “individual emails,” you will receive email notice of new lessons posted to the Yahoo groups and this website by Yogani.

If you have questions, please visit the AYP Support Forums where direct assistance is available for your yoga practices, plus a Yoga FAQ and a large searchable archive of member questions and answers going back for years. The Support Forums are a great place to communicate with spiritual practitioners from beginning to advanced all over the world.

You may wish to join the Global Meditation and Healing Samyama sessions, which occur every weekend. These have been going on since 2006 and are designed for time-coordinated group practice around the world for the benefit of everyone, including special emphasis on those in need of healing assistance. Please visit these links if you would like to participate as a practitioner, a healing recipient, or both. All are welcome.

Find (or become) a local contact for AYP Meditation Groups, Training, and Retreats in your area.

Additional Resources: Information on Books, eBooks and AudioBooks by Yogani, providing detailed instructions on practices, can be found on the Books Page, including Downloads. Also, see the Extended Book List with nearly 500 additional titles on Yoga, Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, Taoism, esoteric traditions and more.  In addition, see the AYP Survey, Glossary of Sanskrit Terms, International Translations of the AYP online lessons and books, Radio Interviews with Yogani, Press Releases, Articles, and Website Traffic Statistics.

Each is responsible for his or her own spiritual progress, and for the methods applied. What you do with the information in the AYP writings is your call.

More about the author:
Yogani is a long time practitioner of advanced yoga practices who wants to leave some useful information behind. Since 1970, he has crossed the lines between many traditions, developing an effective integration of methods. It is a flexible, scientific approach rather than a rigid, arbitrary one. It is open to public scrutiny, as all spiritual knowledge should be nowadays. He has no desire for guru status - only to have the joy of making a small contribution to helping the disciplines of effective spiritual practice become open to everyone. He wishes to remain anonymous, preserving a quiet life in practices. AYP is not about the author. It is about all who long for knowledge.

AYP is supported by book sales, volunteers and private donations.
All support is greatly appreciated.

It is hoped you will find the AYP writings to be a useful resource as you travel along your chosen spiritual path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!

The guru is in you.

Copyright Notice: All online writings by Yogani are copyrighted. Samples of the lessons are free to be quoted, copied, printed, linked, or shared by anyone at no cost. Please include a link back to this website along with any writings copied to other websites, newsletters, forums, blogs, etc. Reproduction, downloading or printing of the online lessons in whole or substantial part is not permitted. For downloading and/or printing of the complete lessons (with substantial additions), please download the AYP eBooks.

All downloaded AYP eBooks and AudioBooks are copyrighted and are for the purchaser's use only. If any of them have come to you from an unauthorized source, it is requested that you go to the AYP Direct Downloads Page and pay for them there. You can also obtain the leading e-reader formats at no extra cost in this way. The Books, eBooks and AudioBooks are the primary source of financial support for AYP operations, making the many free resources on this website available for everyone worldwide. Your help in supporting the AYP work is much appreciated. Thank you.

Questions submitted to Yogani and in the AYP Support Forums are done so with understanding and permission that they may be published anonymously for the benefit of all in the online lessons in a Q&A or testimonial, and/or in a subsequent book, except in the case where it is requested that the contents of an email submittal remain private. Reader privacy is fully respected, and all comments are welcome.


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