these instructions for assistance in downloading from the
AYP Direct Downloads Page
(with quick links)
Downloading to a Windows or Mac PC
Downloading to a Tablet or Phone
iPad, iPhone, iPod
For Further Help and to Offer Suggestions
Direct downloads for the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) ebooks
and audiobooks come in Zip files and are delivered via
internet links contained in emails that are sent to you automatically when you
make your purchase. Your online purchase confirmation will also include
immediate access to a webpage containing the same download links.
AYP eBook Zip file contains
several formats for the ebook: PDF (fixed page format), EPUB (open flow
format) and MOBI (Kindle flow format), enabling you to read your
ebook on a variety of computers/devices and reader softwares according to your
AYP AudioBook Zip file contains
introductory and playlist PDFs, multiple MP3 files in order (usually more than 40), and
the corresponding ebook (in the three file formats) which comes bundled
free with each audiobook.
AYP Bundled Zip file
download offerings on the
Direct Downloads Page contain multiple ebooks and audiobooks in various
All of the direct download AYP ebooks
and audiobooks are non-DRM (non-digital rights management), which means they
do not contain encryption and can be moved around and accessed on any
computer, mobile device, reader or audio player that is compatible with the file
type and not limited to encrypted
The AYP ebooks and audiobooks are
copyrighted, and non-DRM does not mean that they are free to copy and give
away. They are for the purchaser's use only. The continuing availability of
the many free resources on this website depends on AYP book sales. Please
see this Copyright
Notice for more information. Your help in supporting the AYP work by
honoring the copyrights is much appreciated.
To download and access your ebooks and audiobooks, your computer or mobile
device will need the ability to perform three basic functions:
1. The ability to download Zip files to
a "File Manager" program or application (app) where the files can be
accessed and managed.
2. The ability to "unzip" Zip files
access the ebook and audiobook files. Most modern File Manager programs have
this ability built in. Not all do, so a separate Zip/Unzip program may be
necessary, especially on older computers.
3. The ability in the File Manager to
open the unzipped ebook and audiobook files in a reader or audio player of
Fortunately, these three capabilities are inherent
on many modern computers, so it may not be necessary for you to add anything
extra to your system to download and access the AYP ebooks and audiobooks
for basic PDF reading and MP3 listening. If additional programs/apps are
needed, they can usually be obtained via free legal downloads.
To read EPUB or MOBI flow format files
(important for small screens) additional software will be needed, which is
available in free downloads. If
you want to listen to your audiobooks in continuous play album mode, an
additional free download audio player may be necessary. eBook reader and audio player
software suggestions are provided below.
Some mobile devices
(iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android tablets and phones) may not come with File Manager software installed, which means that downloads from an email or internet link
may not be accepted. This has been a common problem encountered in
attempting to download the AYP
ebooks and audiobooks on mobile devices. Solutions are suggested below.
File Management Tip: It is
suggested to keep
unzipped files in a folder with the same name as the original zip file. This
will make it easier to find and access your ebooks and audiobooks. Some
unzipping programs will do this automatically. If not, then consider making
the folders manually and unzipping into them, or switch to a file manager
program/app that will do it for you.
Too Complicated? Keep in mind that, if these steps seem
too daunting, you have the option to obtain the AYP ebooks and
the big online retail channels where most of the technical details are taken
care of for you. These include ebook channels such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks,
Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and others. The AYP MP3 audiobooks
are available through online music stores such as iTunes, Amazon Music, Google
Play and others, and can be downloaded the same way music is. You can find these
big online retail channels carrying the AYP ebooks and audiobooks linked directly
for each title on the
AYP Books Page.
Now we will look at the kinds of
computers, tablets, phones and other devices you might be using to access
the AYP direct download ebooks and audiobooks, and offer suggestions to cover the three
capabilities outlined above, in case any might be missing from your
DOWNLOADING TO A WINDOWS OR MAC PC (Desktop or Laptop)
Downloading the AYP ebooks and audiobooks to a Windows or Mac PC is the most
straight-forward, because these computer types have built-in file managers,
so downloaded files can be easily accessed for unzipping, organizing and
opening in ebook readers and audio players.
For older operating systems, a separate
unzipping program may be needed, such as
CamTech UnZip Me,
or other free programs that can be easily found with a Google search.
For eBook Reading on Desktop/Laptop (free apps):
Adobe Reader (PDF)
Adobe Digital Editions Reader (EPUB, PDF)
Kindle (MOBI, PDF)
Calibre (All Formats)
For MP3 AudioBook Listening on Desktop/Laptop (free apps):
Windows Media Player
Apple iTunes Player
Google searches will turn up many
more ebook reader and audiobook player options.
File Transfers to Mobile Devices: Once the AYP ebooks and audiobooks are
on your desktop or laptop computer, they can be copied to your mobile
devices via a USB connection, or even wirelessly, utilizing the procedure
for doing that for each particular mobile device. Until recently, this has
been the easiest way to access the AYP ebooks and audiobooks on mobile
devices. But now there are apps that make it much easier to directly download and
access zipped files on mobile devices.
See below for suggestions on
downloading and/or transferring ebook and audiobook files to mobile devices.
DOWNLOADING TO A TABLET OR PHONE (iPad, iPhone/iPod, Android
Tablet or Phone)
Most of the questions that have come on downloading the AYP ebooks and
audiobooks have been for mobile devices. The most frequent issue has been
that the mobile device would not allow the download. As mentioned earlier,
the most common reason for this has been the lack of a file management app
to accept the download. Once the Zip file is downloaded, then it is
necessary to unzip it and access the ebook and audiobook files with
mobile device apps similar to the programs mentioned above for desktop and
Here are some suggestions for free apps
that can be used to download and access AYP ebooks and audiobooks on Apple
and Android mobile devices. These have been found to work well in tests
here. They do not represent the only solutions available (see "for further
help and to offer suggestions" below):
Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod
Apple mobile devices do not have centralized file management, which
means each app has its own file management (or lack of it), and apps are
populated by putting files in them with downloads (if they will
accept them) and/or transfer from other apps, or an external computer.
If you use
iTunes for accessing content on
Apple mobile devices, the AYP
ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded and unzipped on the main desktop or
laptop and moved via "drag and drop" into the corresponding iTunes Library
section, where they can be synced with your Apple
mobile devices. This will work only for files compatible with Apple apps
installed on the iPad, iPhone or iPod, including iBooks (for EPUB ebooks) and the iTunes Music Player (for MP3 audiobooks, which
drag/dropped into Music and are seen as
albums in iTunes).
If you do not use iTunes on a desktop or laptop computer
to sync with your Apple mobile device, and wish to
directly download Zip files and access their
contents on your Apple mobile device, then the following apps are suggested:
(file manager for Apple iOS) - for receiving,
unzipping, PDF reading and MP3 listening within the app, plus
to any other compatible app installed on the device.
for using GoodReader
is as follows:
Receive the AYP Direct Download
email with link.
2. Copy link.
Open Good reader App Choose the connect tab
within the app.
Choose "Browse the Web"
(the app has its own web browser).
Paste the link from your email into the web browser
and go to the download page then click on the download.
Download will go to the downloads folder within the app.
Click on the zipped folder and choose
Open the unzipped folder.
Choose "Manage files"
tab from the app tap on the EPUB version of the
book (included with AYP download),
"Open in other app." You can
then copy to iBooks or other EPUB reader
this format there.
choose the MOBI file format of the book
(included with AYP download) and
follow the above
this time you can open it in the Kindle app.
11. You can
read the PDF
version of the ebook
in the GoodReader app's own
Audiobook MP3 files will
open and play
in the GoodReader
without exporting or importing.
Also for eBook Reading on iPad/iPhone/iPod:
Adobe Reader (PDF)
iBooks (EPUB, PDF)
Kindle (MOBI, PDF)
For MP3 AudioBook Listening on iPad/iPhone/iPod:
play of MP3 audiobooks from direct downloads
iTunes Music - play of MP3 audiobooks (synced from iTunes)
File Transfers to/from Apple Mobile Devices: Files can be copied back
and forth between a desktop or laptop computer and apps on an Apple mobile
device via a USB connection or Wi-Fi local network. This can be done through
the iTunes program installed on the desktop or laptop and synced with the
Apple mobile device.
When using iTunes, the device (iPad, iPhone
or iPod) is selected under Library in the upper right corner of the iTunes
screen on the desktop or laptop computer. The USB connection is default.
Wi-Fi will only work after enabled in iTunes. Once the device comes up,
click on "Apps" on the top menu. At the bottom of
the Apps page, the file transfer function can be found, which can be used to
send folders or files in either direction. It is suggested to
send the AYP ebook and audiobook files in Zip files or folders to a versatile file manager like
GoodReader on the Apple
mobile device, where
the files can be easily unzipped, managed and opened in any compatible app.
Android Tablet or Phone
Android devices have centralized file storage, and the same files
can be accessed from multiple apps on the device. Downloaded files go the
"downloads" folder, where they can be accessed, moved etc.
If your Android device is not set up for downloading zip files and accessing
their contents, the following free apps are suggested:
Android File Manager (for Android OS 2.0 and up) - Can access,
unzip, manage and open ebook and audio files in most compatible apps installed on the
device. Unzipped files go into a folder with the same name as the original
Zip file, making it easy to manage your ebooks and audiobooks.
AndroZip File Manager (for Android OS 2.0 and up) - Can
access, unzip, manage and open ebook and audio files in any compatible app installed on
the device. This app has a few extra options not available in the basic
Android File Manager app. But it may display more ads than you would like,
unless you opt for a paid version. Some of the free Android apps are like
that, with ads until a paid version is downloaded.
For eBook Reading on Android (free apps - these three worked well in tests):
Adobe Reader (PDF)
Aldiko Reader (EPUB, PDF)
Cool Reader (MOBI, EPUB)
You can also try
Kobo (EPUB), etc. Those gave mixed results
in tests for accessing them from a file manager.
For MP3 AudioBook Listening on Android (free apps):
Music Player - Comes with Android. Not bad for continuous album/audiobook
playing, or any other app you may use to play music albums on your Android
File Transfers to/from Android Mobile Devices: When an Android device
is plugged into a desktop or laptop computer with a USB connector, its
central storage can be seen like any other storage drive, and files can be
transferred (going in either direction), moved or copied easily using the desktop or laptop file
FOR FURTHER HELP AND TO OFFER SUGGESTIONS
The above suggestions are based on research and tests performed on
popular computers and mobile devices. These may not be the best
solutions, but they do work in performance tests. Many solutions that did
not work were found also. Older or newer devices or operating
systems may require different software applications. So the instructions and
suggestions provided here should be considered to be a starting point. If
you can do better on your computer/device, then go for it.
After reviewing the above instructions
and suggested applications, if you are still not able to access the AYP
ebooks and audiobooks, please let us know via email on the
You can also find additional assistance
Forum topic. Suggestions are welcome there on additional procedures and
software applications for accessing the AYP ebooks and audiobooks on any
type of computer or mobile device.
This download instructions page will be updated from time to
time as technology advances and additional options for downloading and accessing the AYP ebooks and
audiobooks come to light.
Thank you for your interest in the AYP
direct download ebooks and audiobooks. Wishing you all the best on your
path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!
The guru is in you.
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