by Suba Subramanium
Let me begin with what Artistic Yoga is, before I go on to the Founder. Artistic Yoga combines ancient yogic techniques such as asanas, pranayama, and mudras with modern cardiovascular-training that works on the individual at every level - the physical, mental and spiritual. Artistic Yoga brings about an awareness of the body and results in the complete transformation of the individual.
Bharat Thakur, the founder of Artistic Yoga, in an internationally recognized Spiritual Master who has conducted numerous meditation workshops, yoga sessions and corporate yoga workshops all over the world. His unique brand of Yoga, meditation and philosophy has benefited prominent people like Michael Douglas, Boris Becker, cricketer Shane Warne, business leaders Sunil Bharti Mittal and Ratan Tata, musician Anoushka Shankar, and also leading stars from the Indian Film Industry like Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Sridevi, Salman Khan and David Dhawan.
Bharat Thakur was chosen by his master, Sukhdev Brahmachari at the age of 4 and taken to the Himalayas. Under the guidance of his master, he studied yoga intensively. Along with this, he studied related subjects such as Ayurveda, Tantra, and Mantra. He also studied Sufism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and then returned from the Himalayas to step into normal education. Thakur completed his graduation and post-graduation in Exercise Physiology and Yoga from the Lakshmi Bai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior, India. In 2007, Bharat Thakur got married to Indian film actress, Bhoomika Chawla in a glittering function in Mumbai.
Artistic Yoga is a thoroughly researched, ground-breaking system that helps modern man effectively deal with his ‘acute stress levels, obesity and lack of energy’. Bharat Thakur introduced Cardio-vascular training and the concept of Body-Part training into his yoga. While traditional schools of Yoga repeat the same Asanas every class, Artistic Yoga classes are unique each day and focus on only two body parts in a class, thereby achieving dramatic results in body-toning and weight loss. Overall one would experience a tremendous sense of physical well-being!
At the mental and spiritual levels, it works with breath or the Pranayam and meditation or the Dhyaan, ensuring that you leave each class feeling energized, yet calmer and more peaceful within.
Bharat Thakur conducts Meditation workshops called “Tapasya”, and Stress Management programs called “Transformation” which has found great success in the Corporate world.
Bharat Thakur is the author of 8 books, Yoga For All, Yoga For Stress Relief, Yoga For Weight Loss, Yoga For The Family, Yoga for Flat Abs, Yoga for Backache Relief, Desktop Yoga and a collection of poetry titled “Truth: The Art of The Mystics”.
Currently, Artistic Yoga is taught in India in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and internationally in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Russia. You can attend Artistic Yoga Group Classes at our various studios or request individual Artistic Yoga Personal Training at your home.
Bharat Thakur is rapidly expanding operations to spread yoga to various other countries like the UK, USA and Singapore.
What they have to say
VASUNDHARA DAS - Singer / Actor
Artistic Yoga for me is an anchor in an ever changing world. Yoga is a tradition that is thousands of years old yet Artistic Yoga makes it valid today…for me it is something invaluable that I carry forward into my future - Vasundhara Das
EESHA KOPPIKHAR – Actor
Artistic Yoga not only helps me beautify my body but also rejuvenates and energizes me. After the workout I feel great physically and mentally. I feel Artistic Yoga should be incorporated as part of ones lifestyle. –
KAREENA KAPOOR - Actor
Artistic Yoga is a more vigorous and dynamic form of the Indian Science, it has been re-modified for today’s youth. For an actor there has to be a constant as we are creative people thinking different ideas all the time. Yoga has put my thoughts together and made me focus in one direction. It has made me more controlled in my thinking and made me go beyond my thoughts –