Swami Bharat Bhushan, the first Padma Shri awardee in Yoga

Swami Bharat Bhushan of Mokshayatan International Yogashram, Saharanpur, is the first Indian Yog Guru to be honoured with the Padma Shri award in 1991 at the early age of 39.  He is an outstanding yoga Guru, born on April 30, 1952. At age 20, Bharat Bhushan established the Mokshayatan International Yogashram, a yoga centre. He was influenced by the teachings of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Vivekanand, Kabir, and Nanak Dev. Since 1978, he has been sharing his knowledge of yoga with Indian and international fans on various TV channels. He has travelled extensively.

Swami Bharat Bhushan, the first Padma Shri awardee in Yoga
Swami Bharat Bhushan


Bharat Bhushan yoga works

Swami Bharat Bhushan has collaborated with the Indian military forces, businesses, researchers, academic institutions, and followers of various religions. He has worked to integrate yoga into the curriculum at colleges and public schools since he was a student.

Bharat Bhushan-the first Padma Shri awardee

Bharat Bhushan has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of yoga, including the prestigious Padma Shri award from the Government of India. He has received the Awadh Samman, a “lifetime achievement award,” from Zee News, the U.P. Government, the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) and the Ayush Ministry of Health for his substantial contributions to the medical profession. He has also been awarded other titles, including Arjun Shri, Pratap Shri of India, Yog Chakravorty, Yog Tarni, Modern Vivekanand, and Yog Martand. He is also known as the first vegetarian Mr India.

Promotes yoga through TV

In association with Zee Network, he participates in the yoga “Jago Bharat Dhyan Yog andolan” campaign. Many national and international channels have made documentaries on the life of Bharat Bhushan and his yoga teaching programs, which are telecasted on both national and international media.

Promotes yoga across the world

The great yogi spread and taught Yoga in over 70 countries, including America, Australia, South Africa, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.  Several international organisations have also recognised him for his dedication to promoting peace and spirituality through the teachings of yoga.

Founder of Mokshayatan International Yogashram

He started a campaign to protect the ancient form of yoga by teaching it at his school, Mokshayatan International Yogashram, under the traditional name Bharat Yoga.  He founded Mokshayatan International Yogashram in Saharanpur in 1973 to promote yoga. People of all faiths, especially the youth, visited his ashrams.

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