Little Cumbrae, a small island in the Firth of
The Poddars, who run the Patanjali Yog Peeth (
“The response has been very positive. We want to celebrate the glory of the island and for people to come and learn to live with nature,” The Times quoted Poddar, as saying.
The couple, which has made a fortune running care homes, are renaming it
Within 18 months it is hoped that
Also on offer will be traditional ayurvedic treatments, which range from having warm oil drizzled over one’s body to induced vomiting.
“The details are to be finalised, but we want to make this as affordable as possible. People who come should pay according to their means,” a spokesman said.
This month, one of
Baba Ramdev’s current headquarters, a 500-acre site in Haridwar, is likely to provide the model for
But the extension of Baba Ramdev’s influence is likely to anger his ideological foes.
Rationalist groups have branded his assertion that yoga can treat HIV/Aids and that his breathing techniques can cure cancer as “quackery of the highest order”.
The Indian Medical Association blasted him for giving “false hope [to] ill people”. (ANI)