Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India™. Born in Calcutta in 1946, Bikram began Yoga at the age of four with Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (author of The Autobiography of a Yogi, and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles).
Bikram practiced Yoga 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, he endured a devastating injury to his knee during a weight-lifting competition. Bikram was told by doctors that he would not walk again. But with yoga, six months later, his knee was totally recovered.
Bikram devised the 26 postures sequence, which has a profound healing power on your body and mind. He later founded Bikram's Yoga College of India, and with the help of his affiliated studios, has shown the light of healthy life to millions of people around the world.