Yoga guru Ramdev to preach pranayam, ayurveda in Scotland

Over 5,000 people from across the world and Britain to breathe in unison

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24th September 2009: If you believe in the power of yoga, head for Scotland. For Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev is all set to arrive at a “green little uninhabited isle off northern Scotland in the midst of the blue waters of the Firth of Clyde” on September 27.
More than 5,000 people from across the world and Britain, transcending colour, race, religion and
Geographical borders are expected to breathe in unison as Ramdev begins with a prayer ceremony, followed by a session of pranayam — an ancient Indian breathing exercise.
The participants at Wee Cumbrae, christened "Peace Island", are expected to comprise not just health and fitness freaks and experts, but also addicts, doctors, scientists, spiritualists, devotees, businessmen, professionals, politicians and the religious clergy.
Ramdev is the founder of the Patanjali Yog Peeth in Hardwar; and the prayer session mark the beginning of his new initiative to carry the message of peace and good health on an international level, laying the foundation of a Patanjali Yoga retreat and a family health holiday resort on the island that traces its history to the 15th century, says S.K. Tijarawala, spokesperson for Swami Ramdev’s Patanjali Yog Peeth.
In all, 300 guests from India, including scientists and eco-activists, are scheduled to fly in.

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