Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Yoga camp by Swami Ramdev in Chicago
India Post News Service
CHICAGO: Swami Ramdev, world renowned Yogi well versed in Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Vedic philosophy, will be holding his Yoga Camps for the first time in Chicagoland this July.
The man whose name has become synonymous with Yoga in India and elsewhere will be here from July 11 thru July 15 at Max-McCook Athletic & Exposition located in Mc-Cook, Illinois, to teach the ancient yogic science of Pranayama to thousands. Swami Ramdev started efforts to popularize Yoga in 1995 with the establishment of Divya Yoga Mandir Trust along with Acharya Balkrishna. The mission of the trust is to spread yoga to the masses and heal as many patients as possible. Now thousands of people are attending his yoga camps or shibirs. Millions watch his television programs all across the globe and read his books and learn from DVDs. To him goes the credit of starting a yoga revolution in India and overseas.
Swamiji has envisioned a Rs 100 crores dream project entitled Patanjali Yog Peeth at Bahadrabad, about 20km from Haridwar. According to him, it is expected to catapult Yoga and Ayurveda to its zenith, and lead to mental, spiritual and physical development of people. To be completed in three years, it is an ambitious project with a Yoga university, a naturopathy department which can handle 1,000 patients at a time, a residential complex of patients, a hall for 5,000 people to practice Yoga and the world's largest hospital ward to treat 5,000 patients a day.
All the proceeds received from Swamiji's July Chicago Camp will go to this Rs 100 crores Patanjali Yog Peeth project. The yoga sessions will be morning and evening 6 am to 9 am and 6 pm to 9 pm. This five-day camp is being organized by Anu and Bharat Malhotra. Anu Malhotra has been teaching free pranayama classes for the past five years at American Physical therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic.