Advanced Yoga Practices - Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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AYP Publishing, Dec 1, 2010
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FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE PAPERBACK EDITION: Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner reality, leading usto 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 instructionsfor new practices designed to cultivate middle and end stage development onthe 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 practice routine.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 assistingthe 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: "It's almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted." - MA"As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions." - KC"I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga." - MR"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!" - KKFor more reader feedback, see the last section in the book...
  

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Contents

Lesson 365 The Range of Sensitivities to Deep Meditation
277
Lesson 366 Suggestions for UnderSensitive Meditators
281
Lesson 367 Suggestions for OverSensitive Meditators
287
Lesson 368 The Solar Centering Enhancement
294
Lesson 369 Alternate Approach to Mantra Enhancements
298
Lesson 370 Clarifications on the Solar Centering Enhancement
300
Lesson 371 SelfDirected Mantra Enhancement Strategy
302
Lesson 372 Witnessing versus Focused Attention to Dissolved Obstructions
303

Lesson 250 Balancing Practices with Advancing Experiences
21
Lesson 251 Visions and Nodding off in Meditation
25
Lesson 252 SelfPacing Surrender and Enlightenment
26
Lesson 253 Spiritual Study and the Rise of Yoga in the West
28
Lesson 254 The One is the Many and the Many are the One
34
Lesson 255 Everyone Can Teach Yoga
35
Lesson 256 Yoga for Our Children
37
Lesson 258 Divine Ecstasy Is That All There Is?
39
Lesson 259 Fear and Enlightenment
41
Lesson 260 The Difference Between Enlightenment and Perfection
43
Lesson 261 Kundalini Surge
45
Lesson 262 Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death
47
Lesson 263 The Secret of Yogic Concentration
48
Lesson 264 Astral Projection
49
Lesson 266 Harvesting the Best from India
50
About the Word Hindu
52
Lesson 269 Leapfrogging to Samyama Moving Inner Silence Outward
53
Lesson 271 Kechari Story From TongueTied to the Yoga Superhighway
55
Lesson 272 Addiction Abusive Conduct Tough Love and Yoga
56
Lesson 273 Importance of Cultivating Inner Silence
58
Lesson 274 Whats the End Game in Yoga?
61
Lesson 275 Navi Kriya The Middle Way
63
Lesson 276 Granthis The Three Knots
66
Lesson 277 Crown Ajna and Spiritual Intuition
68
Lesson 280 Kundalini Reminders
70
Lesson 281 Yoni Chin Pump Leveraging Two Practices
72
Lesson 282 Bhakti Deep Meditation and on Becoming the Mantra
74
Lesson 283 Is Enlightenment an Illusion?
75
Lesson 284 Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages of Kechari
76
Lesson 285 Balancing Asanas with Deep Meditation
78
Lesson 286 Yogic Dying
79
Lesson 287 Crown Strategy and Kundalini
81
Lesson 288 Yoni Spinal Breathing Balancing Energy in the Head
84
Lesson 297 Is an Awakened Kundalini the Same as Enlightenment?
86
Lesson 298 Deep Meditation Purification and Karma
89
Lesson 299 Cosmic Samyama Advanced Yoga Nidra
90
Lesson 300 Samyama and Yoga Postures Asanas
96
Lesson 301 Prayer and the Principles of Samyama
99
Lesson 302 The FarReaching Consequences of Samyama
101
Lesson 303 Siddhis SuperNormal Powers
104
Lesson 304 Diet Kundalini and the Nectar Cycle
106
Lesson 305 Must We Become Vegetarians?
110
Lesson 306 Vitamins Supplements and Herbal Remedies
112
Lesson 307 Hallucinogens and Yoga
113
Lesson 308 Addictions and Flights of Fancy
114
Lesson 309 Yoga Overcoming Hunger and Weight Control
117
Lesson 310 Fasting A Powerful Spiritual Practice
120
Lesson 311 Inner Silence Eating Habits and MindBodySpirit Connection
123
Lesson 312 Shatkarmas Bodily Purification and Enlightenment
125
Lesson 313 Cleansing of Mouth Nasal Passages and Sinuses
128
Lesson 314 Colon Cleansing
131
Lesson 315 Intestinal Wash
133
Lesson 316 More Shatkarmas and Overall Guidelines
134
Lesson 317 Eleven Key Questions on Samyama
138
Lesson 318 Is the Witness the Same as Enlightenment?
145
Lesson 319 Amaroli Urine Therapy
147
Lesson 320 Kundalini and Refined Sensory Perception
153
Lesson 321 An Inquiry about Ending Suffering
154
Lesson 322 The Witness as Underlying Cause of SelfInquiry
157
Lesson 323 Roles of Knowledge Philosophy and Direct Experience
159
Lesson 324 SelfInquiry From Inspiration to Realization
163
Lesson 325 Relational and NonRelational SelfInquiry
165
Lesson 326 Styles of SelfInquiry and Bridging the Gap
169
Lesson 327 The Evolutionary Stages of Mind
172
Lesson 328 On Becoming Ripe
179
Lesson 329 Pitfalls of the Mind
181
Lesson 330 SelfInquiry and the Limbs of Yoga
186
Lesson 331 NonDuality and Ecstatic Kundalini
189
Lesson 332 Darshan Shaktipat and the Global Web of Awakening
194
Lesson 333 Dissolving the Witness in Unity
197
Lesson 334 Advaita nonduality Free Will and Karma
200
Lesson 335 The Role of Desire in SelfInquiry
205
Lesson 336 A Confirmation of Unity
207
Lesson 337 Dare to Dream
209
Lesson 338 Bhakti You are the Doorway
210
Lesson 339 Your Chosen Ideal
212
Lesson 340 Transforming Emotional Energy for Enlightenment
215
Lesson 341 Bhakti and SelfPacing
219
Lesson 342 Bhakti and Your Yoga Practices
221
Lesson 343 What is Karma?
224
Lesson 344 Transcending Karma and Putting It to Good Use
226
Lesson 345 The Spiritual Evolution of Action
228
Lesson 346 Mapping the Transformation of Action
230
Lesson 347 The Role of Service
233
Lesson 348 A Journey from Here to Here
237
Lesson 349 The Convergence of Bhakti and SelfInquiry
239
Lesson 350 Practices for Moving Beyond the Witness Stage
241
Lesson 351 Adding SelfInquiry to Core Samyama Practice
250
Lesson 352 Instant versus Gradual Enlightenment
254
Lesson 353 Alternate Sutra for SelfInquiry Samyama
255
Lesson 354 Is Mind the Enemy?
257
Lesson 355 Deep Meditation Reminders
258
Lesson 356 How to Recognize Relational SelfInquiry
262
Lesson 357 Who is the Perceiver?
264
Lesson 358 Can I Trust the Mantra?
266
Lesson 359 Pratyahara The Forgotten Limb of Yoga?
267
Lesson 360 Acts of Surrender
269
Lesson 361 Ramana Maharshi and AYP
271
Lesson 362 Ideological Jnana Yoga AdvaitaVedanta
273
Lesson 363 Liberation of the One is Liberation of the Whole
275
Lesson 364 Each Practice in Its Own Time
276
Lesson 373 Fear as a Cause of UnderSensitivity to Deep Meditation
305
Lesson 374 Samyama and Solar Centering
307
Lesson 375 Out of Our Heads
308
Lesson 376 Beyond Death
310
Lesson 377 Inner Sound During Meditation
312
Lesson 378 How Does Pranayama Awaken Kundalini?
313
Lesson 379 Swallowing Air
315
Lesson 380 Catching the Attaching
317
Lesson 381 Ida Pingala and Kundalini Awakening
319
Lesson 382 Is Ecstasy a Prerequisite for Enlightenment
321
Lesson 383 Yoga Asanas Traditional or Modern Enhanced AYP Asana Routine
323
Lesson 384 Baseline Systems of Practice and Research on Modifications
336
Lesson 385 Review on Building a Baseline Practice Routine AYP Practice Chart
339
Lesson 386 Group Practice
351
Lesson 387 Retreats
353
Lesson 388 Our Role as Teachers
355
Lesson 389 Why Wont You be My Guru?
358
Lesson 390 When Will I be Enlightened?
361
Lesson 391 Changes in Bhakti from Dual to NonDual
363
Lesson 392 The Aloneness of Enlightenment
364
Lesson 393 On SelfDefense and Forgiveness
367
Lesson 394 Satsang The Importance of Spiritual Community
369
Lesson 395 The Power of the Pen and the Keyboard
371
Lesson 396 Do Online Forums Inhibit Spiritual Progress?
373
Lesson 397 Deep Meditation and Analysis Paralysis
375
Lesson 398 Is SelfInquiry Necessary for Enlightenment
377
Lesson 399 Mind Faster than the Speed of Light
379
Lesson 400 Theory and Practice
380
Lesson 401 Mulabandha and Full Yogic belly Breathing
383
Lesson 402 About that word Advanced
384
Lesson 403 The Question with No Answer
385
Lesson 404 On Jumping to the Third Mantra Enhancement
387
Lesson 405 The Uncertainty of Life
389
Lesson 406 Kundalini Conundrum
390
Lesson 407 Pranayama for Relaxation or Kundalini Awakening?
393
Lesson 408 Samyama Elbow Grease and NonDuality
395
Lesson 409 Asanas Postures and Premature Kundalini Awakening
398
Lesson 410 Early Signs of Kundalini Awakening
400
Lesson 411 Less is More
401
Lesson 412 Will Kechari Mudra Practice Deform the Soft Palate?
403
Lesson 413 Is Enlightenment NoThing or AllThings?
404
Lesson 414 Off to a Good Start with Meditation but
405
Lesson 415 Samyama and Prayer for Dissolving Global Problems
406
Lesson 416 From Third Eye to Sixth Sense and Beyond
409
Lesson 417 Automatic Yoga Revisited
411
Lesson 418 Gurus Teachers and SelfSufficiency
413
Lesson 419 Wheres the Shaktipat Coming From?
416
Lesson 420 The Doctor Is In
417
Lesson 421 Spirits and Spirit Guides
419
Lesson 422 Curing Kundalini Excesses
421
Lesson 423 Why So Much Fuss about What is So Simple?
423
Lesson 424 After the Ecstasy
425
Lesson 425 Urgent Bhakti and Overdoing
427
Lesson 426 Enlightenment Time Line Bar Chart
429
Lesson 427 Taking the Leap to Direct Experience
433
Lesson 428 The Transformation of Ego
435
Lesson 429 We Can Do This
438
Lesson 430 Freedom
440
THE TANTRA LESSONS continued from the first volume
445
Lesson T37 Sexual Fantasies and Bhakti
447
Lesson T38 Pornography Compulsive Habits and Tantra
448
Lesson T39 Principles of Tantra and Homosexuality
450
Lesson T40 Amaroli Some Interesting Observations
452
Lesson T41 Sexual Indulgence Bhakti and Tantra
455
Lesson T42 Equality of the Sexes in Tantra
457
Lesson T43 Review of Blocking Method for Men
461
Lesson T45 Tantra Sitting Practices and Inner Lovemaking
462
Lesson T46 Dialog on Tantra Practice
464
Lesson T47 Masturbation and Yogic SelfStimulation
466
Lesson T50 If the Goddess Cannot Withhold Orgasm
467
Lesson T51 Implications of Whole Body Orgasm
469
Lesson T60 Natural Vajroli and Whole Body Ecstasy
471
Lesson T61 Kechari Stimulation and the Ladder of Chakras
473
Lesson T62 Orgasm Vajroli and the Nectar Cycle
475
Lesson T63 Natural Vajroli and Amaroli
477
Lesson T64 Shame and Guilt about Sex
478
Lesson T65 NeoTantra
480
Lesson T66 Tantra and Family Values
482
Lesson T67 A Sages Jumping Seed
484
Lesson T68 TransformationExpansion of Sexual Function
486
Lesson T69 Romancing the Stone
487
Lesson T70 Genitals and Kundalini
489
Lesson T71 Mulabandha Tantra On The Go
491
Lesson T72 Tantra and SelfPacing
492
Lesson T73 Possession and Sexual Exploitation
493
Lesson T74 Breast Stimulation and Ecstatic Conductivity
495
Lesson T75 Tantra After Prostate Surgery
498
Lesson T76 Tantric Sex and Birth Control
499
Lesson T77 Amaroli Fertility and Pregnancy
501
Lesson T78 Tantra and Erectile Dysfunction
502
Lesson T79 Celibacy Sexual Obsession and SelfPacing
503
Lesson T80 Tantra Much More Than Better Sex
505
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
507
Topic Index
509
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
517
Research on the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali
531
Ayurveda Diet Guidelines and Charts
536
Reader Feedback
543
Back Cover
570
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