Category Archives: History of Yoga

Bishnu Ghosh Biography

Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh, born in India on June 24, 1903, was the youngest of eight children (four girls and four boys). He and his siblings were raised by their father after their mother passed away when Bishnu Ghosh was … read more

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Q: Are those tiger skins real?

Q: Are those tiger skins real? A: We’re assuming you’re talking about the pelts in the guru portraits that adorn our studio walls. Surprisingly (or not), we get questions/comments about these all the time. While the story behind the specific … read more

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Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that’s part of a longer epic known as Mahabharata. In the Gita, Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna stand on a battlefield with opposing armies on either side. The prince is struggling with … read more

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Q: Who are the three cross-legged guys hanging on the wall in your studios?

Q: Who are the three cross-legged guys hanging on the wall in your Bikram Yoga studios? A: We thought you’d never ask! On the left (in the photo above, taken at our Kits Studio), sitting serenely in front of those … read more

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Great Gurus! Bikram, Bishnu Ghosh & Beyond

  If you practice Bikram Yoga, chances are you already know who Bikram Choudhury is. After all, he founded the Bikram Yoga College of India and is currently spreading his series – 26 postures and two breathing exercises practised in … read more

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Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga

For some, yoga provides an amazing physical workout. For others, it’s a great way to relieve stress. Still others step into the studio to heal injuries, create a stronger connection between body and mind or improve their overall health. Whatever … read more

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Bikram Yoga: A Short History

Yogiraj 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 one of India’s most-renowned physical culturists, Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa … read more

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