Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: What is a Yog Camp?

A: Detailed and systematic instruction about Yog/Pranayam is given by Swami Ramdev Ji through a rolling programme of 6-day ‘shivirs’ (Sanskrit for ‘camps’) conducted all over India, and since 2006, also overseas. The daily sessions are 2.5 to 3 hours long during which participants receive practical instruction on Pranayam ( controlled breathing techniques), Aasans (physical exercises with mudras), Shuksham Vyayam (light stretching exercises) together with basic information about Ayurved, the ancient Indian system of natural medicine.

Q2: How do I become a Member of Patanjali Yogpeeth India?

A: Please visit the Patanjali website at: Patanjali Yogpeeth – Hardwar (India)

Q3: Are the Yog workshops suitable for pregnant women?

A: Yes, pregnant women may attend the workshops. Please read the ‘Disclaimer’ page on this web site carefully. Those that have watched Swamiji’s workshops on TV will know that he frequently mentions the do’s and don’t’s of Yog asanas and pranayam for pregnant women: kapal-bhati, bahya pranayam, and agnisaar kriya for example, should NOT be attempted. Most asanas should be avoided in favour of light, stretch exercises. Pranayam attempted should be done lightly and without any strain whatsoever. The workshops are for toning the body, mind and soul. There will be enough of the latter to compensate for the physical restrictions.

As always, it’s best to first take advise from your GP, then to approach a Yog Teacher practitioner to help with yog/pranayam techniques.

Q4: What is the best way to communicate with Patanjali Yogpeeth (India)?

A: Due to the large volume of letters received by Patanjali Yogpeeth (India), it is not always possible to reply to these promptly. For a speedier response, the following email and telephone contact details should be used for follow-up on open queries and issues:

Telephone :
+91 (0)11-41555000;
+91 (0)1334-240008;
+91 (0) 01334 -244107;
+91 (0) 1334 -246737

Fax :
+91 (0) 1334-244805;
+91 (0) 1334-24066

Email :
Web site :

Q5: I am a Member but donot receive Yog Sandesh. Why?

A: Yog Sandesh is dispatched free of cost to Founder, Patron and Life Members. There have been some administration hiccups and these had mostly been resolved in November 2006 . Members should be receiving their monthly copy at their US home address. Should you still be having problems in receiving your copy of Yog Sandesh, please send an email to giving full details of you name, address, type of membership and [if possible] quote a receipt number. For non-member subscription to Yog Sandesh, please send an email to

Q6: How do I ensure continued viewing of Swamiji’s Yog programmes on TV?

A: Aastha Channel is now available through Direct-TV and other agencies in USA.

Q7: How do I find out about yog/pranayam classes in my local area?

A: Please click the US website’s “US Chapters” page and locate classes for the local (city) chapters.

You can also get more information on coordinators for your local area by emailing to: