Advanced Yoga Practices
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Volume 2
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Publishing (Dec 2010) --
A second user-friendly textbook, continuing the lessons
of the first AYP volume, bringing the total to over 400,
available in ebook
and paperback editions.
Description and Table of Contents
Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner
reality, leading us to Oneness and Joy in all aspects of life. Our nervous
system is the doorway...
Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), Volume 2 refines and enhances the core
practices presented in the first volume, and provides plain English
instructions for new practices designed to
cultivate middle and end stage development on the
path of human spiritual transformation. Additional practices include
advanced applications of samyama, diet, shatkarmas, amaroli, non-dual
self-inquiry, bhakti and karma yoga, and a variety of approaches for
building and managing a progressive and stable
Volume 2 does not stand alone, relying on the first volume as a
foundation, and building on it. There are nearly 200 additional lessons here
for assisting the serious practitioner to realize
a life filled with abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss, outpouring divine
love, and unity.
What readers are saying as they make use of the AYP lessons:
"Its almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted."
"As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions."
"I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga."
"Far above and beyond all other yoga writings I have encountered." KG
"A growing inquiry in stillness has taken me to new levels." CL
"Especially useful for stabilizing my kundalini awakening." SR
"The tantra techniques bring great pleasure into our lives." ZA
"This approach includes a deep tolerance of other paths." AN
"Thank you for being the one who said: The guru is in you!" KK
For more reader feedback, see the last section
Table of Contents
Summary of Additions and Illustrations
The Main Lessons (continued from the first volume)
236-238 (Not Used)
Lesson 239 Spinal Breathing Pranayama (Enhancements)&
Lesson 240 Regarding Ones Highest Ideal
Lesson 241 Smoothing Out Pranayama
Lesson 243 Meditation and Powers (Siddhis)
Lesson 244 Going for a Smooth Start in Meditation and Pranayama
Lesson 246 Intelligence, Bhakti and Genius
Lesson 247 Nausea
Lesson 248 Culture, Samadhi and Snow
Lesson 250 Balancing Practices with Advancing Experiences
Lesson 251 Visions and Nodding off in Meditation
Lesson 252 Self-Pacing, Surrender and Enlightenment
Lesson 253 Spiritual Study and the Rise of Yoga in the West
Lesson 254 The One is the Many and the Many are the One
Lesson 255 Everyone Can Teach Yoga
Lesson 256 Yoga for Our Children
Lesson 258 Divine Ecstasy Is That All There Is?
Lesson 259 Fear and Enlightenment
Lesson 260 The Difference Between Enlightenment and Perfection
Lesson 261 Kundalini Surge
Lesson 262 Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death
Lesson 263 The Secret of Yogic Concentration
Lesson 264 Astral Projection
Lesson 266 Harvesting the Best from India
Lesson 267 Subject: About the Word "Hindu"
Lesson 269 Leapfrogging to Samyama Moving Inner Silence Outward
Lesson 271 Kechari Story From Tongue-Tied to the Yoga Super-Highway
Lesson 272 Addiction, Abusive Conduct, Tough Love and Yoga
Lesson 273 Importance of Cultivating Inner Silence
Lesson 274 Whats the End Game in Yoga?
Lesson 275 Navi Kriya The Middle Way
Lesson 276 Granthis The Three Knots
Lesson 277 Crown, Ajna and Spiritual Intuition
278 (Not Used)
Lesson 280 Kundalini Reminders
Lesson 281 Yoni Chin Pump Leveraging Two Practices
Lesson 282 Bhakti, Deep Meditation and on Becoming the Mantra
Lesson 283 Is Enlightenment an Illusion?
Lesson 284 Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages of Kechari
Lesson 285 Balancing Asanas with Deep Meditation
Lesson 286 Yogic Dying
Lesson 287 Crown Strategy and Kundalini
Lesson 288 Yoni Spinal Breathing Balancing Energy in the Head
289-296 (Not Used)
Lesson 297 Is an Awakened Kundalini the Same as Enlightenment?
Lesson 298 Deep Meditation, Purification and Karma
Lesson 299 Cosmic Samyama Advanced Yoga Nidra
Lesson 300 Samyama and Yoga Postures (Asanas)
Lesson 301 Prayer and the Principles of Samyama
Lesson 302 The Far-Reaching Consequences of Samyama
Lesson 303 Siddhis Super-Normal Powers
Lesson 304 Diet, Kundalini, and the Nectar Cycle
Lesson 305 Must We Become Vegetarians?
Lesson 306 Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Remedies
Lesson 307 Hallucinogens and Yoga
Lesson 308 Addictions and Flights of Fancy
Lesson 309 Yoga, Overcoming Hunger, and Weight Control
Lesson 310 Fasting A Powerful Spiritual Practice
Lesson 311 Inner Silence, Eating Habits and Mind-Body-Spirit
Lesson 312 Shatkarmas, Bodily Purification and Enlightenment
Lesson 313 Cleansing of Mouth, Nasal Passages and Sinuses
Lesson 314 Colon Cleansing
Lesson 315 Intestinal Wash
Lesson 316 More Shatkarmas and Overall Guidelines
Lesson 317 Eleven Key Questions on Samyama
Lesson 318 Is the Witness the Same as Enlightenment?
Lesson 319 Amaroli Urine Therapy
Lesson 320 Kundalini and Refined Sensory Perception
Lesson 321 An Inquiry about Ending Suffering
Lesson 322 The Witness as Underlying Cause of Self-Inquiry
Lesson 323 Roles of Knowledge, Philosophy and Direct Experience
Lesson 324 Self-Inquiry From Inspiration to Realization
Lesson 325 Relational and Non-Relational Self-Inquiry
Lesson 326 Styles of Self-Inquiry and Bridging the Gap
Lesson 327 The Evolutionary Stages of Mind
Lesson 328 On Becoming "Ripe"
Lesson 329 Pitfalls of the Mind
Lesson 330 Self-Inquiry and the Limbs of Yoga
Lesson 331 Non-Duality and Ecstatic Kundalini
Lesson 332 Darshan, Shaktipat and the Global Web of Awakening
Lesson 333 Dissolving the Witness in Unity
Lesson 334 Advaita (non-duality), Free Will and Karma
Lesson 335 The Role of Desire in Self-Inquiry
Lesson 336 A Confirmation of Unity
Lesson 337 Dare to Dream
Lesson 338 Bhakti You are the Doorway
Lesson 339 Your Chosen Ideal
Lesson 340 Transforming Emotional Energy for Enlightenment
Lesson 341 Bhakti and Self-Pacing
Lesson 342 Bhakti and Your Yoga Practices
Lesson 343 What is Karma?
Lesson 344 Transcending Karma and Putting It to Good Use
Lesson 345 The Spiritual Evolution of Action
Lesson 346 Mapping the Transformation of Action
Lesson 347 The Role of Service
Lesson 348 A Journey from Here to Here
Lesson 349 The Convergence of Bhakti and Self-Inquiry
Lesson 350 Practices for Moving Beyond the Witness Stage
Lesson 351 Adding Self-Inquiry to Core Samyama Practice
Lesson 352 Instant versus Gradual Enlightenment - How to Boil a Frog
Lesson 353 Alternate Sutra for Self-Inquiry Samyama
Lesson 354 Is Mind the Enemy?
Lesson 355 Deep Meditation Reminders
Lesson 356 How to Recognize Relational Self-Inquiry
Lesson 357 Who is the Perceiver?
Lesson 358 Can I Trust the Mantra?
Lesson 359 Pratyahara The Forgotten Limb of Yoga?
Lesson 360 Acts of Surrender
Lesson 361 Ramana Maharshi and AYP
Lesson 362 Ideological Jnana Yoga (Advaita-Vedanta)
Lesson 363 Liberation of the One is Liberation of the Whole
Lesson 364 Each Practice in Its Own Time
Lesson 365 The Range of Sensitivities to Deep Meditation
Lesson 366 Suggestions for Under-Sensitive Meditators
Lesson 367 Suggestions for Over-Sensitive Meditators
Lesson 368 The Solar Centering Enhancement
Lesson 369 Alternate Approach to Mantra Enhancements
Lesson 370 Clarifications on the Solar Centering Enhancement
Lesson 371 Self-Directed Mantra Enhancement Strategy
Lesson 372 Witnessing versus Focused Attention to Dissolve
Lesson 373 Fear as a Cause of Under-Sensitivity to Deep Meditation
Lesson 374 Samyama and Solar Centering
Lesson 375 Out of Our Heads
Lesson 376 Beyond Death
Lesson 377 Inner Sound During Meditation
Lesson 378 How Does Pranayama Awaken Kundalini?
Lesson 379 Swallowing Air
Lesson 380 Catching the Attaching
Lesson 381 Ida, Pingala and Kundalini Awakening
Lesson 382 Is Ecstasy a Prerequisite for Enlightenment?
Lesson 383 Yoga Asanas Traditional or Modern? (Enhanced AYP Asana
Lesson 384 Baseline Systems of Practice and Research on Modifications
Lesson 385 Review on Building a Baseline Practice Routine (AYP
Lesson 386 Group Practice
Lesson 387 Retreats
Lesson 388 Our Role as Teachers
Lesson 389 Why Won't You be My Guru?
Lesson 390 When Will I be Enlightened?
Lesson 391 Changes in Bhakti from Dual to Non-Dual
Lesson 392 The Aloneness of Enlightenment
Lesson 393 On Self-Defense and Forgiveness
Lesson 394 Satsang The Importance of Spiritual Community
Lesson 395 The Power of the Pen, and the Keyboard
Lesson 396 Do Online Forums Inhibit Spiritual Progress?
Lesson 397 Deep Meditation and Analysis Paralysis
Lesson 398 Is Self-Inquiry Necessary for Enlightenment?
Lesson 399 Mind Faster than the Speed of Light
Lesson 400 Theory and Practice
Lesson 401 Mulabandha and Full Yogic (belly) Breathing
Lesson 402 About that word "Advanced"
Lesson 403 The Question with No Answer
Lesson 404 On Jumping to the Third Mantra Enhancement
Lesson 405 The Uncertainty of Life
Lesson 406 Kundalini Conundrum
Lesson 407 Pranayama for Relaxation or Kundalini Awakening?
Lesson 408 Samyama, Elbow Grease and Non-Duality
Lesson 409 Asanas (Postures) and Premature Kundalini Awakening
Lesson 410 Early Signs of Kundalini Awakening
Lesson 411 Less is More
Lesson 412 Will Kechari Mudra Practice Deform the Soft Palate?
Lesson 413 Is Enlightenment No-Thing or All-Things?
Lesson 414 Off to a Good Start with Meditation, but
Lesson 415 Samyama and Prayer for Dissolving Global Problems
Lesson 416 From Third Eye to Sixth Sense, and Beyond
Lesson 417 Automatic Yoga Revisited
Lesson 418 Gurus, Teachers and Self-Sufficiency
Lesson 419 Wheres the Shaktipat Coming From?
Lesson 420 The Doctor Is In
Lesson 421 Spirits and Spirit Guides
Lesson 422 Curing Kundalini Excesses
Lesson 423 Why So Much Fuss about What is So Simple?
Lesson 424 After the Ecstasy
Lesson 425 Urgent Bhakti and Overdoing
Lesson 426 Enlightenment Time Line (Bar Chart)
Lesson 427 Taking the Leap to Direct Experience
Lesson 428 The Transformation of Ego
Lesson 429 We Can Do This
Lesson 430 Freedom
The Tantra Lessons (continued from the first volume)
Lesson T37 Sexual Fantasies and Bhakti
Lesson T38 Pornography, Compulsive Habits, and Tantra
Lesson T39 Principles of Tantra and Homosexuality
Lesson T40 Amaroli Some Interesting Observations
Lesson T41 Sexual Indulgence, Bhakti and Tantra
Lesson T42 Equality of the Sexes in Tantra
Lesson T43 Review of Blocking Method for Men
Lesson T45 Tantra, Sitting Practices and Inner Lovemaking
Lesson T46 Dialog on Tantra Practice
Lesson T47 Masturbation and Yogic Self-Stimulation
T48 (Not Used)
T49 (Not Used)
Lesson T50 If the Goddess Cannot Withhold Orgasm
Lesson T51 Implications of Whole Body Orgasm
T52-T59 (Not Used)
Lesson T60 Natural Vajroli and Whole Body Ecstasy
Lesson T61 Kechari Stimulation and the Ladder of Chakras
Lesson T62 Orgasm, Vajroli and the Nectar Cycle
Lesson T63 Natural Vajroli and Amaroli
Lesson T64 Shame and Guilt about Sex
Lesson T65 Neo-Tantra
Lesson T66 Tantra and Family Values
Lesson T67 A Sages Jumping Seed
Lesson T68 Transformation-Expansion of Sexual Function
Lesson T69 Romancing the Stone
Lesson T70 Genitals and Kundalini
Lesson T71 Mulabandha Tantra On The Go
Lesson T72 Tantra and Self-Pacing
Lesson T73 Possession and Sexual Exploitation
Lesson T74 Breast Stimulation and Ecstatic Conductivity
Lesson T75 Tantra After Prostate Surgery
Lesson T76 Tantric Sex and Birth Control
Lesson T77 Amaroli, Fertility and Pregnancy
Lesson T78 Tantra and Erectile Dysfunction
Lesson T79 Celibacy, Sexual Obsession and Self-Pacing
Lesson T80 Tantra Much More Than Better Sex
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Research on the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali
Ayurveda Diet Guidelines and Charts