Bikram Choudhury

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Bikram Yoga by Bikram Choudhury

Bikram Choudhury is the founder of Bikram's Beginning Yoga class, also called as Hot Yoga. He was born in Calcutta in 1946 and began practice yoga at the age of four with India's most-renowned physical culturist at that time, Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (Author of the most popular book on Yoga, The Autobiography of a Yogi).
Bikram practiced yoga at least four to six hours every day at Ghosh's College of Physical Education in Calcutta. At the age of thirteen, he won the National India Yoga Championship. He was undefeated for the following three years and retired as the undisputed All-India National Yoga Champion.

At seventeen, an injury to his knee during a weight-lifting accident brought the prediction from leading European doctors that he would never walk again. Not accepting their pronouncement, he had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh's school, for he knew that if anyone could help to heal his knee, it was his teacher. Six months later, his knee had totally recovered. Ghosh was a celebrated physical culturist and the first to scientifically document Yoga's ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body.

Bikram was asked by Ghosh to spread his curative methods to other countries. He arrived to California and founded Yoga College Of India in 1974. Since then, over 1000 studios were opened around the world, bringing the benefits of his yoga to millions of individuals.

Bikram's wife, Rajashree Choudhury also holds seminars on Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class and Pregnancy Yoga as well.

Rajashree's special focus has always been on the emotional side of yoga and how yoga balances the energy of the human body and impacts not only disease, but also affects the body/mind/soul connection which constitutes vibrant health.