Born a posthumous child in 1960, Rama Chandra Raju Kalidindi grew up in a tiny village located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Raised in a traditional Hindu family, he became a devoted follower of Bhakti Marga. Family elders familiarized him with Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, scriptures that supply meaning to the practice of life and yoga. These same elders raised him in the family's tradition of yoga.
In 1991 he received training in the practice of pranayama under the Himalayan guru, Kundalini Yogi. In short, pranayama is the practice that helps one extend the breath and life force. He incorporated this new knowledge into his existing yoga experience, and the results inspired him to research the effects and benefits derived from the practice of various other limbs of yoga. Fascinated with the tremendous power of the spoken word, he was drawn to Nada Yoga, which focuses on sound vibrations and resonances, and to Laya Yoga, which helps to cultivate and focus such energies.