Tyagi Jayadev

Director of Ananda Yoga Academy in Italy, Kriyacharya, and author of 5 books.


Dear Daily Meditator, What a special moment! A New Year is waiting for us, full of golden opportunities. Let’s remember: the way we begin it is essential. As Aristotle said, “Well begun is half done.” All of us, the family of Daily Meditators, may therefore determine to begin our New Year with a positive impact.…

Dear Daily Meditator, This month let’s together explore one of the sweetest, but also most powerful, secrets of meditation: chanting! Do you have a guitar a harmonium, or a keyboard at home? Or else, do you have an Ananda chanting CD? Because what you will be reading is meant to inspire you to get your…

The Spiritual Eye

Namaste great soul! We have a marvelous topic this time, both highly important and highly practical: the spiritual eye. Swami Kriyananda touches on it in one of his Secrets of Meditation: The Secret of Meditation is… to focus your gaze and attention at the Christ Center between the eyebrows — the seat of ecstasy in…

A Journey Into Space

Dear Daily Meditator, One of Swami Kriyananda’s secrets of meditation deserves special attention, because it has the potential to become a great inspiration for our practice: The Secret of meditation is… to feel SPACE in the body, and gradually expand that feeling from the body outward, into infinite SPACE. Here is a proposal: this week let’s…

Dear Meditator, Let’s have a closer look at another one of  Swami Kriyananda’s precious Secrets of Meditation. At first glance, they seem quite simple and unassuming, yet behind them lies a profound yogic teaching. The Secret of Meditation is… deep relaxation: Inhale, tense the body; throw the breath out and relax. Release into the surrounding…

In his booklet Secrets of Meditation, Swami Kriyananda offers as his second secret a vital key to our success in meditation: correct posture.Even though it is the very first thing a beginning meditator learns, alas, often it turns out that even after years of regular practice this important foundation of our “house of meditation” still…

Swami Kriyananda wrote a little booklet called Secrets of Meditation, in which he offers 31 suggestions for deepening our inner experience: one for each day of the month. All of them are precious jewels. Today we will take a look at the first one. You will find effective techniques designed to help you apply this…

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