Bikram Choudhury
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Bikram Choudhury
“I teach spirituality. I use the body as a medium. I use the body to control your mind, to make your spirit happy.”

Yoga class
Students work at the type of yoga Bikram Choudhury teaches, typically practiced at 100-plus-degree heat. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)
Taking a break
A student takes a break from Choudhury’s yoga class. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)
Students work out arm to arm
Choudhury offered his first teacher training course eight years ago, to 35 students. Today his courses fill as soon as they are offered. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)
Bikram Yoga College of India
A large photo of Bikram Choudhury hangs in the lobby of the Bikram Yoga College of India in Los Angeles. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)