Jayadev, founder of the Ananda Yoga Academy of Europe, teaches Kriya Yoga and is the author of books on Hatha Yoga (Italian), Kriya Yoga, the Chakras (Italian), and related subjects.

Jayadev has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and gives seminars throughout Italy, and leads pilgrimages to the Himalayas and In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi.

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What Does a Broken Light Bulb Mean?

Dear Angela, Yes, if we have that conversation opened (if we are sensitive to it), the universe talks to us through events, which we can understand symbolically. Special events become messages. So what could that broken light bulb mean for ... Read More

I Saw a Huge Red Ring Appear in The Sky. What Was It?

Dear Alex, With that kind of experience, we must always remain very cool-headed, scientific, applying strong discrimination. “Is this an optical phenomenon? Or is it a projection from within? Or is it truly an astral occurrence?” Otherwise the spiritual world ... Read More

Am I as Special as Jesus?

Dear John, It sounds like you had an inner energetic awakening. That voice you heard is true, but you have to be very careful. Yes, you are unique, beautiful, special, just as Jesus, but only on a soul level. His ... Read More

In Meditation My Arms and Legs Are Jolting All Over the Place

Dear Patrick, I have seen a lot, but this seems rather extreme. It might feel kind of good to you, but still, you should control it. Even the strongest kundalini awakening doesn’t jolt your legs and arms all around like ... Read More

Can Busy People Practice Kriya Yoga?

Dear Mihir, Kriya Yoga is designed for our modern age, where most people are quite busy, not living a hermit’s life. Most people at Ananda are quite busy too. Mahavatar Babaji, when he gave Kriya Yoga to the world through ... Read More

I Have a Dead Twin Brother. What Does That Mean?

Dear Lake, Spiritually speaking, you have a karmic connection with your twin brother. This means that you have known him in other lives, otherwise he couldn’t have become your twin brother this time around. So you are right: you know ... Read More

What’s the Difference Between Soul and Spirit?

Dear Brian, You will always find varying definitions of these terms. In Yogananda’s teachings, the soul is a part of Spirit, just like the wave is a part of the Ocean: it’s the same substance, just individualized. Spirit is God. ... Read More

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