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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If I Leave My Mind Empty in Meditation, Can Evil Souls Possess Me?
Dear Petals, Thank you for writing. This is a misunderstanding. Here is what Yogananda says in that book: “You must never be negative—that is, never sit quietly and make your mind blank in order to become “open” to messages from
If I Dedicate Myself to Yogananda, Do I Have to Abandon Shivananda?
Dear Daniel, Both Yogananda and Shivananda (you mean him, right?) are great and authentic masters. However, your heart and soul must find complete clarity: who is my master? Once you find the answer, that master you should follow, wholeheartedly. It
As a Buddhist, I Think That Everything is My own Creation, But I Miss the Warmth of God-Love.
Dear Rocio, Most of all, according to Yogananda, Buddha absolutely talked and taught about God. Later it became a pretty God-less religion, without devotion to a Supreme Being. That of course can be a cold affair. I too practiced Buddhist
Is Mahavatar Babaji an Incarnation of Vishnu?
Dear Balian, Yes, you may say that Babaji is an incarnation of Vishnu, in Hindu terminology. In Yogananda’s more universal terminology Babaji is an avatar, a soul who found full oneness with God’s absolute, eternal, changeless, blissful Consciousness, which is
How Can I Meditate On My Chakras?
Dear Deepak, The chakras are a rather big topic. I recommend you read the book Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda. It speaks about many things, and also about the chakras. For now, try to locate them, feeling them where they
How To Change Negative Vibrations in Food?
Dear Harpal, You may sing the food blessing we use at Ananda all the time: sing along HERE Afterwards rub your hands to energize them, and then, chanting OM (mentally if needed, or aloud) placing your hands above the food,
I Am Introverted, And a Kriya Yogi. Should I Stay Single Or Marry?
Dear Anurag, “Spiritual” and “social” are not really a contradiction. Your question is, as far as I understand: “What side should I emphasise right now in my life?” First of all, I wouldn’t care about the constant pressure of your