About Swami Ramdev Ji
“My God lives in a man, as the temple in shape of man”
Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj is a renowned Yoga teacher. Through the medium of television, he has taken the art of yoga to each and every household far and wide. Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj Born in 1953, also known as Baba Ramdev. He is particularly well-known for his efforts in popularizing Yoga. He is also one of the founders of the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust that aims to popularize Yoga and offer Ayurvedic treatments.
His camps are attended by a large number of people. His stated principle in life is to be of help to all and as such the sessions are conducted free of charge. He also insists that the correct way to pronounce Yoga is Yog, as is done in Devanagari-based languages like Sanskrit.
He is the host of a program named ‘Divya Yog’ that airs on Aastha TV everyday, at 5 am in the morning. People from different parts of the country watch this program and have started doing yoga from the comforts of their home. Swami Ramdev was born as Ramkishan Yadav in the Mahendragarh district of Haryana. After studying at school till the eight standards, he joined a yogic monastery (gurukul) in Khanpur village. There, he started learning the techniques of Yoga, along with the Sanskrit language.
After completing his period of study at the Gurukul, Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj renounced the world and entered into Sanyas (monastic living). It was then that he assumed the name of Ramdev. He went to Jind district and joined the Kalva gurukul. There, he started teaching Yoga to the villagers across Haryana. It is believed that some time later, he traveled to the Himalayas, spending a number of years there. Thereafter, he went to Haridwar and till date, the city serves as his base.
Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj was initiated into the ascetic order by Swami Shankerdevji Maharaj. After his initiation, he joined the order of swamis and started studying the ancient Indian scriptures. At the same time, he also practiced intense self-discipline and meditation. Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj teaches Pranayama, a form of Yoga. The program consists of six breathing exercises, practiced in the following sequence.
As a promotional vehicle for Yoga, Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj established the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust in 1995. In this project, he was accompanied by Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna. The headquarters of the trust are at the Kripalu Bagh Ashram of Haridwar. Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj teaches yoga mainly at this ashram.
Kapal Bhati Pranayama,
Anulom Vilom Pranayama,
One of the factors that sets Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj apart from other Yoga teachers is his emphasis on the practice of Pranayama . Traditionally, Yoga teachers have always placed more emphasis on the practice of asanas (yoga postures).
Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj regularly conducts yoga camps in India and abroad.
Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj believed in the equality of all human beings, both high and low, rich and poor. He helped the down-trodden by granting them their wishes.