In some ways Swami Ramdev harks back to India’s earliest leaders with a message of self-reliance, national pride and traditional Indian values. But with his vast yoga empire and legions of followers on television and the Web, he is also a product and symbol of the New India, a yogic fusion of Richard Simmons, Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey, irrepressible and bursting with Vedic wisdom.
In 2005 when I was leaving to Australia a good friend of mine, Sharat gave a CD of Ramdev teaching yoga. I never could get into a habit of doing it.
When Bindu was pregnant with Anika she followed the Ramdev yoga for pregnant women. However, when my parents visited us in Adelaide it all changed.
Seeing them regularly perform pranayama and yoga everyday made a huge difference.
We now both follow the teachings of Ramdev and it has made a big difference in our health.