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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I Still Love My Ex. Now He Has Died. My Heart Is Broken.

Dear Trudy, Your love is deeply inspiring: after 20 years of separation, of hardly any contact, after his alcohol addiction and aggression, you still feel that strong love. This is close to divine unconditional Love. All situations come to us ... Read More

How Can I Stay Connected with the Soul of My Departed Loved One?

Dear Tina, Yes, on a deep inner level you can maintain inner contact with the soul of the beloved one. During meditation try to feel the presence of God and then apply the technique Yogananda describes: Send your thoughts of ... Read More

Gazing at an Aghori Yogi’s Eyes, I Received a Lasting Feeling of Terror. What To Do?

Dear Nicole, Yes, these Aghori yogis can be scary. Did it happen in 2019, when all the naga-babas etc. came to Varanasi, sitting in tents? In that case, I was there too. For the future: the eyes are a powerful ... Read More

How Long Will It Take Us to Achieve God-Union?

Dear Abhishek, Yogananda was, as far as I understand, already an avatar, fully united with God, when he incarnated as Arjuna. He acted the role of the humble disciple, just as he did in the role of Yogananda. Arjuna and ... Read More

Who Was Melchizedek in the Old Testament?

Dear Jim, Melchizedek played the dual role of King and priest. Yogananda never mentions him, as far as I know, therefore I don’t know much about him. If he was, as some think, indeed like God in form (the “logos” ... Read More

Can a Tantric Yogi Harm or Even Kill a Person?

Dear Nicole, I wouldn’t call it shaktipat (transferal of energy), which is intended to be an act of love and blessing. Nor is it avesa, a term (as I understand it) which means to enter with one’s consciousness into the ... Read More

How Can One Have Surgery Without Anesthesia? How Can One Receive the Sickness of Another Person?

Dear Thangaraj, Namashkar. 1. Ramana Maharishi did it through a technique known to all advanced yogis. It is prayamama, energy control: the energy is completely withdrawn from the body, into the spine. Nothing is perceived outside anymore. The yogi is ... Read More

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