I am so glad that I found this place. I am practicedAYP for a decade --on and off. Not so happy, lately
Guess, some of you here would understand why!
The freedom to post one's views without the fear of restrictions is refreshing.
I have come to see finally, that a system that would only allow opinions and views in favor of it, is not really a open system as it claims to be. I also realized that AYP cannot take any criticism, not just in their forums, but in places like Amazon where they sell books.
When we see the critical reviews of AYP in Amazon, almost all of them have comments, defending the position of AYP. The AYP system or the followers feel compelled to reply and defend almost every single critical review. If it is as large as it claims (from a 2011 post), that 20,000 people on an average visit AYP in a month. Some of them are not going to like it. This is common sense. A large spiritual organization or a business for that matter, which AYP has turned lately (There is nothing wrong in business; rather come out and say it is a business. $10/month subscription is about what Netflix or Spotify charge for their service). I don't have problem paying $10/month to Netflix, Spotify or AYP as long as I get some value for it. It's their own claims about, yoga being "open" (source) to all, readily available. Many traditional systems are almost attacked. Claims have been made that traditional systems halted the progress of entire humanity. AYP and it's scientific methods changed that and made humans progress. I can post a dozen links to corroborate what I am saying here (from AYP). I am realizing there is no point.
I have to admit that I am upset that I wasted several years of my life on something that turned out completely different that what it claimed to be. Also, how come, I did not see what was obvious for years? May be there is some meaning to the time I spent there.
Anyway, time to move on. The discontent with AYP made me find this place. So thanks to AYP for that. I found the post of some ex-AYP followers and even one ex-AYP forum moderator here. The new perspective that I got from reading some of their posts made me see several things that I was not seeing for years. Also, the wealth of information and other alternating techniques, and the open discussions just blew me.
Glad, I am here