Born in Alipur in the Mahendragarh district of Haryana as Ramkishan, Swami Ramdev is now popularly called as Baba Ramdev. Known worldwide because of his Yog Sadhna, Swami Ramdev started his never ceasing effort to popularize Yoga (based on Patanjali Shastra) in 1995, with the establishment of Diya Yoga Mandir Trust, along with his two aides, Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna. From, then on Baba Ramdev Yoga Tours have become popular not only in India but also worldwide.
Baba Ramdev began his spiritual journey under the tutelage of Swami Shankerdevji Maharaj and spent several years, understanding and studying the ancient Indian scriptures. Swami Ramdev is also a firm believer in Vasudaiv Kutumbakam meaning whole world is one family and also believes that God resides in every human being. Baba Ramdev also founded the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, which has under it many institutions imparting knowledge on Yoga and Ayurveda.
Baba Ramdev has become popular worldwide for teaching Pranayam to the ordinary people and for bringing a tremendous change in their lives and bringing physical and spiritual enlightenment. Baba Ramdev in his Yoga Tours teaches the technique of Pranayam to his followers. Pranayam is a technique of breath control, which was thought to be difficult to practice but made easy by Baba Ramdev. He basically teaches six types of Pranayam techniques to his followers, namely-Bhastrika Pranayam, Kapal Bhati Pranayam, Bhaaya Pranayam, Anulom vilom Pranayam, Bramhri Pranayam and Udgeeth Pranayam. Baba Ramdev Yoga Tours emphasizes on these age-old yoga techniques, and trains the ordinary people about these techniques based on Patanjali Shastra to enable them to stay healthy and energetic for the rest of their lives.
Baba Ramdev Yoga Tours have become so popular amongst general public that they are being telecasted live on AASTHA TV channel and several other channels. Millions of people watch Baba Ramdev teaching Yoga and Pranayam Techniques on TV and follow them in their homes. Simple Pranayam Techniques taught by Baba Ramdev have seemed to work wonders for people who were otherwise living an unhealthy and painful life. The Yoga techniques taught by Baba Ramdev have seemed to cure umpteen number of diseases like obesity, blood pressure, diabetes, cervical, backache, knee pain, migraine, heart disease, arthritis, thyroid problem, stomach ailments and even cancer etc.