Establishing a Self-Directed Spiritual Practice
This site will provide you with everything you need to begin an effective, self-directed spiritual practice, through which you will be able to unfold abiding inner silence and ecstatic divine energy—the two central components leading us into a state of enlightenment. With the consistent application of the spiritual practices you will find on this site, states of blissful inner silence and the ecstatic flow of divine energy gradually become a permanent experience, transforming you into a channel of divine outpouring love.
There is no requirement to give up your current life, to run off to a cave or monastery, or to find a “guru” to provide you with the keys to enlightenment. These simple to follow lessons can be incorporated into the busiest of lifestyles, placing your spiritual destiny—your divine birthright—into your own hands.
In the lessons that follow, we will provide a practical overview of the process of enlightenment, providing the context for how each of the spiritual practices you will learn will contribute to the unfolding of your underlying divine nature. We will also discuss 4 Key Principals of an Effective Spiritual Practice, that will provide the foundation upon which we will build our daily spiritual routine. Finally, we will provide lessons on each of the core practices—starting with a simple, powerful and effective form of Deep Meditation—and will outline the proper sequencing of practices for maximum effectiveness and stability.
The AYP lessons are a non-sectarian, open and integrated system. Think of the AYP practices as a “toolbox” of spiritual techniques that can be effectively utilized regardless of your religious or spiritual background (or lack thereof). AYP is an experiential path, none of the claims on this site need to be taken on faith. Follow the lessons and experience it all for yourself. As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating!
To get started, simply begin with the topic pages under “What is Enlightenment” and work your way, in order, through the rest of the summary lessons. Please see the “AYP Resources” page for a link to the main Advanced Yoga Practices website (with more detailed lessons and FAQs), a link to the free AYP online support forums and an extensive glossary of yoga terms.
The lessons and practices found on this site are free…an effort to “pay it forward” in gratitude to all of the teachers, spiritual masters and the divine grace that have made this system possible. So let’s get started…there’s not a moment to waste.
The Guru is in You.
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These lessons are based on the Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) system of spiritual practices. AYP is an open and integrated system of spiritual practices incorporating the Eight Limbs of yoga described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This system is designed to cultivate abiding inner silence and natural ecstatic radiance leading to enlightenment through daily practice. Practices taught in the free lessons include a powerful and effective form of Deep Meditation, an advanced method of Spinal Breathing Pranayama, and an integration of hatha, kundalini and tantric yoga techniques. Please visit the main AYP Lessons for detailed instructions on the entire AYP system of spiritual practices.