The Himalayan Tradition is a unified system of yoga and meditation derived from the teachings of the Himalayan sages from millennia, as interpreted and taught by Gurudev Swami Rama of the Himalayas (1925-1996) and his disciple Mahamandaleshwar Swami Veda Bharati (1933-2015). In philosophy, the Himalayan Tradition follows the Advaita (non-dualism) system and is linked to Bharati lineage at Sringeri Peetham established by renowned 8 th century philosopher Adi Sankaracharya.

The preliminary preparations for higher spiritual practices are taught from the eight-fold path (ashtanga yoga) also known as Raja Yoga of Patañjali. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali present systematic steps of self-purification through practices of yamas, niyamas, asanas and pranayama to the pratyahara, dharana, dhyan and leading to samadhi.

The Tradition adopts scientific and systematic methods to prepare the body through practices of proper sitting, hatha yoga and relaxations. The breath is trained to made serene and mind calmed for the purpose of meditation. In the Himalayan Tradition meditation is taught as a systematic and step by step process of moving awareness through body, breath, mantra and beyond – to a state of
stillness and silence.

AHYMSIN (Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International) is a spiritual organisation with its global headquarters at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. AHYMSIN is a world-wide affiliation of centres and initiates dedicated to sharing teachings of the Himalayan Tradition. Swami Ritavan Bharati serves as the Spiritual Guide of AHYMSIN and Ashrama Pramukh and Spiritual Director of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. To know more about Himalayan Yoga Tradition and AHYMSIN visit the website or email 

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Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG)

In 2002, Swami Veda founded the ashram Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) close to the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh, India. SRSG is the heart of AHYMSIN, a village of spiritual seekers, and an inspiring space to learn yoga and meditation. Rated as one of the best places to learn meditation in Rishikesh, spiritual aspirants and yoga seekers from around the globe visit SRSG for various programs
on silence, meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga teacher training. Even a first-time visitor will feel enveloped in silence and quietude of the ashram.

To know more about upcoming programs, email