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Who is Swami Ramdev?

Swami Ramdev just finished conducting two "camps" in New York and New Jersey, yet, unlike B.K.S. Iyengar and others, he is not a household name in America. He is particularly well-known for his efforts in popularizing pranayama and yoga (which...

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Swami Ramdev just finished conducting two “camps” in New York and New Jersey, yet, unlike B.K.S. Iyengar and others, he is not a household name in America. He is particularly well-known for his efforts in popularizing pranayama and yoga (which he pronounces “yog”) in India and Europe. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is quoted as saying “If an individual can be credited with reviving yoga in this country (India), it is solely Swami Ramdev. Yoga can cure even fatal diseases and Swami Ramdev has definitely proved it time and again.” Do you follow Swami Ramdev? What have you learned from his style of yoga?