Dru yoga

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Dru yoga is a style of yoga that works with postures, breath work, relaxation and meditation. Its series or sequences are called Energy Block Release. According to "Dru World Wide" this yoga style has thousands of practitioners in 31 countries.
The word Dru in the name refers to the hindu deity dhruva, a prince from the Hindu mythology the god Vishnu honored with the eternal abode on the Pole Star (Dhruva Nakshatra in sanskrit).

Dru Yoga aims in creating healing and unity by combining Asanas, Pranayama (breath) and ancient Eastern tradition of Mudras (hand gestures).


Dru yoga may either be a centuries-old Indian tradition, or a proprietary style created by Dr. Mansukh Patel in the last decades. Fact is that Dru Worldwide and affiliates have registered Dru yoga as their trademark in Australia and the US. [1]

Originally developed in the United Kingdom, Dru Yoga is now available in Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand as well as in British Columbia, Canada.[2]

Since 2001 the Life Foundation and its founder, Mansukh Patel, have run into some bad publicity. It has been accused of spending just a tiny portion of its funds on charity, of (sexual) harassment and of exploitation.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] Some time in the previous decade the organisation changed its name from Life Foundation School of Therapeutics Ltd[13] to the World Peace Flame Foundation, Dru (UK) Ltd[14][15][16] and Dru World Wide.


Dru yoga works with chakras, in particular the heart chakra. To observe a point of tranquility in a moving universe is the idea, like the Pole Star. It can be practised in classes, at home or in the office.

  1. Activation
  2. Energy Block Release Sequences
  3. Movement Sequences
  4. Therapeutic Posture Work - Dru yoga asanas
  5. The art of deep relaxation
  6. Concentration and visualization
  7. Meditation


  1. ^ [1], Dru Yoga Australia Life Foundation School of Therapeutics search result on trademarkify.com.au, consulted June 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mansukh Patel, BKS Lyengar, Swami Vishnu Devananda, founders of yoga styles everyone should know about". http://www.triangleusgbc.org. 
  3. ^ 'Paul was little more than a shell. He was like a zombie', The Observer, November 19, 2006.
  4. ^ '"He siphoned off cash from charity funds"', Mail on Sunday, 18 June, 2006.
  5. ^ Gurus get £12m but only give charity £5000; Cult-buster slams group behind `peace flames',Sunday Mail, August 12, 2001
  6. ^ Cult hit by sex abuse claims, Sunday Mercury, Birmingham (UK), July 9, 2006.
  7. ^ 'Life Foundation / Sex with Mansukh lifted you to a higher level', Trouw, 21 May, 2006.
  8. ^ [2] 'Sekten-Info NRW'
  9. ^ 'Organisers deny Dru Yoga conference linked to cult', Religious News, 29 August, 2008.
  10. ^ 'Church concerns over "peace flame" plan', The Observer, 27 April, 2013.
  11. ^ [http://www.culthelp.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1466 '(Life Foundation) "Paul was little more than a shell. He was like a zombie"', Cult Information and Awareness Library 19 November, 2006.
  12. ^ [http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/topstories/3626861.Organisers_deny_yoga_conference_linked_to__cult_/'Organisers deny yoga conference linked to 'cult'27 August 2008', 27 April, 2013.
  13. ^ 'Life Foundation School of Therapeutics Ltd, Cylex Company Information', consulted 10 June, 2013
  14. ^ 'Dru (UK) Ltd, Companies in the UK', retrieved 10 June, 2013
  15. ^ 'Dru (UK) Ltd, Companies in the UK', Dru Yoga Trademark Intellectual Property Office 01/04/2004
  16. ^ 'Dru (UK) Ltd, Companies in the UK', Dru Yoga Trademark Intellectual Property Office 16/07/1999

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