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About Swami Ram Dev ji
Swami Ram Dev ji
Yogarishi Swami Ramdevji was born to Smt. Gulab Devi and Shri Ram Niwas in a
Quite early in his life he had his goals cut out for him, so he chose the path of celibacy and asceticism.
After doing a stint of teaching Yoga, Panini's, Astadhyayi and Patanjali's Mahabhasya at Gurukuls, he set out on his journey to the Gangotri caves of lofty
1. Propagation of yoga and Ayurveda, and
2. Reforming the social, political and economic system of
And then luckily he met with Acharya Balkrishna, a kindred soul and a schoolmate, who was out there on a similar quest. They came together to launch upon this stupendous task from scratch.
Swamiji took upon himself the onerous responsibility of demystifying and popularizing Patanjali's Yoga, while Acharyaji devoted himself to the task of restoring people's faith in the efficacy of ayurvedic system of medicine. Swamiji's main focus is on making the people of
1. Yoga Sadhana evam Yoga Chikitsa Rahasya, 2. Pranayama Rahasya.
In his yoga camps, attended by thousands of participants from all parts of the country, he emphasizes on doing eight Pranayamas (1.bhastrika 2. kapalabhati, 3. bahya/ agnisara, 4. ujjayi, 5. anulomaviloma, 6. bhramari, 7. udgitha, 8. pranava), some suksma (light) vyayamas; and some specific asanas for various ailments, as also some simple home remedies and ayurvedic medicines. Within a short span of time the results of yoga and ayurvedic therapy have not only been encouraging but also astounding. People have taken to yoga in a big way; they are doing it under the guidance of yoga teachers trained and certified by Swamiji's Patanjali Yogpeeth, and watching and following it on various Indian TV channels, like AASTHA, ZEETV, STAR, SAHARA etc. People are learning yoga from the CDs, DVDs, audio-video cassettes prepared by the yogpeeth, Swamiji has tried to explain the Yogasutras of Patanjali in simple Hindi in his book Yogadarsana.
With a view to giving concrete shape to his dreams Swamiji, first of all, founded Divya Yog Mandir (Trust) in 1995 at Kankhal, Hardwar, Uttarakhand, India, which was followed by Meditation Centre at Gangotri in the Himalayas, Brahmakalpa Chikitsalaya, Divy Pharmacy, Divya Prakashan, Divya Yog Sadhana, Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust) in Delhi in 2005, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Hardwar, Mahashaya Hiralal Arsh Gurukul, Kishangarh Ghaseda, Mahendragarh, Haryana, Yog Gram and recently Bharat Swabhiman (Trust) in Delhi.
While yoga will take care of physical, mental and spiritual health, the downslide, in social, political and economic system of the country will be salvaged only through the patriotic zeal, fearlessness and strong character, of which he himself is a living example. Recently he has launched Bharat Swabhiman Movement which encompasses all the ground realities of the Indian social, political and economic scene. He has given a clarion call to the people to come forward and save the country and the democracy. He wants to see an addiction-free, vegetarian, corruption-free
For his epoch-making work various honours/ honorary doctorates by universities have been conferred on him in
Each work has to pass through these stages: ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood~ Swami Vivekananda
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win~ Mahatma Gandhi
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