Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust
-- a UK-based Registered Charity promoting healthy living and wellbeing in the Community
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About Acharya Balkrishanji
Acarya Balkrishna, a great scholar of Ayurveda, sanskrit language and grammar, and the Vedas, was born to Smt. Sumitra Devi and Shri Jay Vallabh.
A simple and unassuming versatile genius, he is the chief architect of the visionary planning of Swami Ramdev. Equally well versed in Yoga and Ayurveda, he is an able and sincere collaborator in all the projects and ventures launched by Swami Ramdevji, ever since their chance meeting in the Gangotri caves.
Balkrishnaji studied Sankhya yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, Panini's Astadhyayi, Vedas, Upanisads and Indian philosophy under the guidance of Acharya Shri Baldevji in the Gurukul at Kalwa (near Jind, Haryana) and obtained his postgraduate (Acharya) degree from, Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi.
During his journey and austere penance in the
At the Department of Medical Science In Yoga & Ayurveda at Patanjali Yogpeeth,
Acaryaji took up the challenge and founded Divya Pharmacy where Ayurvedic medicines with national and international certifications are manufactured with modern packaging. To ensure that only genuine ingredients are used in the Divya Pharmacy medicines, Patanjali Herbal Park grows 450 medicinal plants (some of them very rare) under the overall supervision of Acharyaji. As a part of Swamiji's Bharat Svabhiman Movement's emphasis on using swadeshi goods, things of daily use like tooth powder, tooth paste, hair oil, soap, shampoo, beauty creams etc. are produced in Divya Pharmacy & Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. with Ayurvedic ingredients and Ayurvedic formulas.
Another aspect of his multi-faceted genius and personality is his knowledge and experience in the managerial, administrative and engineering fields, which has been admired by one and all in
His editorial skills can be seen in Yog Sandesh where as Chief Editor he is propagating yoga and ayurveda for the mental, physical and spiritual health of people. All his activities are inspired by this dictum of Bhagavad Gita :
"kamaye duhkhataptanam praninamartinasanam''.
Besides, he has edited/ collaborated/ authored books like Ayurved : Its Principles & Philosophies, Secrets Of Indian Herbs, Vitality Strengthening Astavarga Plants, Vaidika Nityakarma Vidhi, Yogadars'ana, Sant Darshan and Bhakti Gitanjali.
By devoting himself to the service of humanity in many ways, round the clock, he has become a true karmayogi.
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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'I enjoyed making the effort to come to class each day as I felt motivated and involved. Afterwards I was more aware of breathing deeply and staying relaxed.'