Advanced Yoga Practices
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living
Welcome to Advanced
Yoga Practices (AYP). This website includes nearly
free instructional lessons that have been
developed and enhanced since 2003. Join the thousands of people who have
been using these easy-to-follow teachings, and begin to incorporate
powerful advanced yoga practices into your daily life in a practical, safe,
and results-oriented way.
The original free AYP lessons are sustained by
sales, AYP Plus subscriptions,
Retreat and Teacher Training Course attendance, and
Your support is greatly appreciated, enabling us to continue sharing the
AYP resources around the world.
An open and integrated system of advanced yoga practices is offered
here which will unfold
lasting inner peace and 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,
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 review feedback on the lessons and practices from many readers on the Testimonials
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 original
online postings in 2003.
An extensive link-driven Topic
Paths feature is provided, facilitating many unique pathways through the
lessons according to your preference.
If you have questions, please visit the
Public Forum, or
AYP Plus Forum, which include large searchable archives of member questions and answers. The
forums are a great place to communicate with like-minded spiritual practitioners from beginning to
advanced all over the world.
You may wish to join the
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
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
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms,
Translations of the AYP
and books, Radio Interviews with Yogani,
Press Releases, Articles, and Website Traffic Statistics.
AYP Plus: Be sure to check out
which is an online subscription service including all the AYP lessons with
hundreds of additions, all the AYP books (15) and Audiobooks (11) in
streaming online mode, customizable navigation and search features, and
dedicated online support.
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.
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.
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.
online writings by Yogani are copyrighted. "Fair use" samples (a few lines) of the lessons
may be quoted by anyone. Please include a link back to
this website along with any quotes 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
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.
Disclaimer: 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 and all related content is your call.