The Indian yogi fasts till he sees face to face all the gods of his Pantheon; the Indian magician fasts twelve days before producing rain or working any cure.
YOGI, a Hindu religious ascetic. The word yoga means union, and first occurs in the later Upanishads; and yogi means one who practises yoga, with the object of uniting his soul with the divine spirit.
A yogi curls up in peace, as a child would.
Later, in India, Sivananda initiated him into Kavi Yogi.
Chirolla has studied with Roy Eugene Davis since 1984, who learned his craft from Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi.