Bikram Choudhury
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Bikram Yoga

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

Students work at the type of yoga Bikram Choudhury teaches, typically practiced at 100-plus-degree heat. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)
A student takes a break from Choudhury’s yoga class. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)
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)
A large photo of Bikram Choudhury hangs in the lobby of the Bikram Yoga College of India in Los Angeles. (LUIS SINCO / LAT)