Who is Bikram?
Bikram Choudhury is an Indian Yoga Guru; he is the master mind and creator of this style of yoga. Born and bred in Kolkatta, Bikram began yoga at the age of 4 under the acute guidance of his Guru Bishnu Ghosh. By the age of 13 Bikram won the National India Yoga Championship and was undefeated for the following three years. He was unbeatable and retired as the undisputed All-India National Yoga champion.
At seventeen Bikram severely injured his knee during a weight lifting accident. Top Western doctors advised amputation. Despite their claims that he would never walk again, Bikram had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh’s school – because he knew that if anyone could heal him it was his teacher. Bishnu was the first man to scientifically document Yoga’s ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body. Bikram became his walking example! In six months his knee was healed.
To prove the power and healing property of Yoga – Bishnu told Bikram to start several yoga schools in India. The schools were so successful that Bikram traveled to Japan and opened two more. He has since brought his curative methods of Yoga therapy to the world.