A human being is a citizen of two worlds. Most people live only in the outer, physical-sensual world, with their attention on body, relationships, career, pleasures and pains, and have little or no awareness that anything else exists.
Yet, something else does exist. One of the goals of the Himalayan Tradition is to know oneself on all levels, both the physical and the inner. For millennia, in their cave monasteries in the Himalayas, great souls delved into the inner-world through the practices of Yoga Meditation and claimed their full dual-citizenship. After realizing their fullness, these Adepts went out as emissaries to teach what they learned, and the HimalayanTradition spread from India across Asia and to the West.
The Tradition is handed down from teacher to student in a lineage — a river of wisdom and knowledge flowing through the ages. Although the Tradition comes to us through time, it is not the musty knowledge of a bygone day, but timeless living wisdom as true today as it was in the moment of creation. It is fresh and alive because of the existence of great adepts who attain Self-awareness and Self-mastery and verify and exemplify the Fullness accessible through the practices of the Tradition.
Swami Rama was such an adept, and he brought this particular stream of the Tradition to the World. He left his body in 1996, and his disciples continue to teach.
One such disciple, Swami Veda Bharati, travels the world providing inspiration and guidance to thousands. In addition to Swami Veda Bharati, highly qualified traveling teachers are available for special workshops worldwide. Randall Krause, a 22 year disciple of Swami Veda Bharati and Director of the Himalayan Tradition's center in Los Angeles (Hym-la) teaches the Tradition and provides life coaching based in yoga wisdom through Hym-la.
The Himalayan Tradition teaches all aspects of yoga, including the basic practices of meditation, deep relaxation, energized breathing, the physical hatha yoga practices, along with yoga philosophy, psychology, holistic health, diet, stress-relief, and meditative life-style.