Knowing there is something more than this birth, life, and death resonates deep inside all of us. We spend our lifetime trying to reach beyond what we are to be more. Sometimes we make progress and often we are overwhelmed by all the conflicting information. Unfortunately in the West yoga has been largely reduced to a form of physical maneuvers. So, we drift along hoping someone will open a door for us. If only they would, wouldn't we run right through?
"Yoga" is Sanskrit for 'union' - the joining of our inner nature and our universal nature.
Advanced Yoga Practices is a system of yoga put together by an American teacher, Yogani, which integrates all eight limbs of yoga in one place. Deep Meditation practice is at the core, along with advanced pranayama techniques for the purification of the physical and energetic body. Other practices include postures (asanas), samyama, mudras (shambhavi, yoni, mahamudra) and bandhas. In other words, a reasonable baseline system that is fairly easy to learn with observable results.
Explore your potential with a yoga system where ancient and secret kriya yoga practices are brought together into a unified system. The purification of the body at the subtle level brings the practitioner into an ecstatic state of living. It also creates a sense of peace and bliss which are the cornerstones for the realization of unity and divine love.
Many people ask if they are ready to take on advanced yogic practices. The truth is that anyone who feels ready and has the desire to take these practices on can do so. The techniques are not difficult to learn, all we need is the desire (bhakti) and dedication to learn them and allow them to transform our lives.
Following the teachings of generations of Masters of India and the Himalayas, we will learn a simple asana sequence with our main focus on perfecting techniques such as Deep Meditation, Mantra, Bandhas, Mudras, Samyama, and Spinal Breathing pranayama.
Advanced level of yoga is not about being able to stand on your head or perform difficult postures, although some people may choose to do that. It is actually about awakening and taking on the spiritual practices which lead to awakening of the neurobiology of the nervous system. Most of the practices are sitting practices. Many of these ancient practices were passed on from guru to disciple and are relatively unknown here in the West.
Both new and seasoned practitioners are welcome.
AYP will unfold natural ecstatic radiance. The techniques act directly through heart, mind, body, and breath, 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.
"The guru is in you".....Yogani