Ancient methods of healing are increasingly gaining acceptance in promoting positive health, preventing disease, and managing a disease which is present. Patanjali Yogpeeth, which was inaugurated in 2006 is located in Haridwar, North India. It was founded by Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna. The trust aims to increase the propagation of yoga and Ayurveda as methods of health promotion and healing. The institution has a wide range of yoga activities which include yoga classes held as camps outside and in the institution for healthy persons and patients with television broadcasts of the classes as well; yoga classes at the institution which are free held everyday conducted by trained teachers; yoga courses conducted by the university; research on yoga and dissemination of knowledge through books, international conferences, seminars, and a monthly magazine “Yog Sandesh.” The Ayurveda activities are similar and include (1) Research, (2) Treatment, (3) Education, (4) Manufacturing and dispensing Ayurveda medicines, and (5) Compiling an encyclopedia of herbal medicinal plants. Each of these activities will be described briefly below.
Patanjali Ayurved, is an Indian multinational conglomerate holding company, based in Haridwar, India. It was founded by Ramdev and Balkrishna in 2006. Its office is in Delhi, with manufacturing units and headquarters in the industrial area of Haridwar.