The new yet ancient concept known as holistic health affirms the complete interrelationship between body, mind, and spirit. As an authority in both Eastern and Western techniques, Swami Rama presents a philosophy of total health. To maintain health, each individual possesses the responsibility and the tools to regulate his/her own well being. He discusses the practical aspects of cleansing, nourishing, being still, utilizing the emotions, self-training, and exercise.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1980, Current printing 1999
5.5" x 8.5"
About the Author
One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.
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What is the purpose in life?
How are you going to achieve that purpose?
Sri Swami Rama, educated in the Himalayan cave monasteries and Western universities, teaches that holistic health depends on answering these two questions. In this book, he shows you how to discover your life's purpose and how to achieve optimum health through cleansing and nourishing, exercise and stillness, and understanding your emotions.