Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar

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Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar
Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar.jpg
Born (1983-08-28) August 28, 1983 (age 40)
  • Akshar Yoga Institutions
  • Himalaya Yoga Ashrama
  • World Yoga Organisation
Known forYoga and Spiritual Teachings
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
  • Times of India Service Excellence Award
  • Economic Times Service Excellence Award
  • Guinness World Record, for maximum participants holding Dhanurasana Bow pose
  • World Book of Records, for maximum participants holding Chakrasana Wheel Pose
  • Service Excellence Award by World Book of Records, Switzerland

Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar (born August 28, 1983) also known as Grand Master Akshar,[1][2] Himalayan Yogi or Akshar, is an Indian spiritual leader and yoga guru. He is a domestically and internationally acclaimed yogic master, philosopher, and spiritual beacon. Akshar is the founder, chairman, and course director at Akshar Yoga. He also serves as the international representative for the World Yoga Organisation.[3][4]

Akshar is a renowned and regular columnist, and writer for several national and international magazines, media outlets, and newspaper publications on topics of spiritual well-being and yoga practices.[5][6]

Early life and education

Akshar was born on August 28, 1983, in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. He was born into a military family, owing to which he traveled across India and gained a diversified cultural experience. Akshar began learning and practicing yoga and spirituality at an early age. After completing his education, Akshar decided to move ahead on the path of spirituality. Baba Balak Nath, Naina Devi, Kullu, Manali, Kinnaur, Upper Regions of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Govardhan, Vrindavan, Shri Jagannath Puri, and Nepal are a few places where he practiced his yogic and spiritual training from an early age.

Outreach in India

Akshar began constructing his base of operations in the southern region of India and led the foundation of Akshar Yoga in Bangalore.[7] He went around the entire country of India, educating people about yoga and spirituality in order to help them live a life that was more serene and healthier.[8] In addition, Akshar founded the Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre in Bengaluru, which is located within the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence. The establishment of the Yoga practice and an understanding of its benefits for the human body and mind are the primary goals of the centre. In addition, it is a centre for the creation of Yoga and spirituality courses by scientists, medical professionals, and master teachers, which are then used by schools, colleges, universities, and other types of institutions. Over the course of its existence, the centre has evolved into a hub where individuals from different regions of the world converge to participate in master-level classes in order to advance their knowledge of yogic practices. The centre serves over 10 locations in Bengaluru and has affiliated teachers in over 60 countries, spreading the message of Yoga and Spirituality.[9][10]

Recently, Akshar has also led the foundation of Pradhan Ashram, in Himachal Pradesh.[11] The Ashram will serve a Yoga Shala and a mountain Temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath.[12] Through the Ashram, Akshar will be further sharing his entire life learning and knowledge from various Gurus and the Himalayas with people to help them achieve peace and follow their individual paths.[13]

Akshar has also led the foundations of several other associations, organizations, and trusts such as the World Yoga Organisation, the International Siddha Foundation, and Shree Mahaprabhu Jagannath Sangh. He is known to have trained celebrities and sports persons including Sunil Gavaskar, the Phogat sisters, and Matthew Hayden.[14][15]

Guinness Book of World Records

On August 27, 2022, Akshar Yoga was successful in entering the Guinness Book of World Records.[16] Akshar Yoga created a new world record for maximum people performing Dhanurasana or Bow pose simultaneously and thus created the record for the highest number of people performing the pose for 2 minutes.[17][18][19]

Books written

Akshar is also a published author and is known for authoring the books: The Science of Mudras and Yoga Namaskar. The #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Science of Mudras shares the various techniques for practicing over 51 Mudras.[20] The book Yoga Namaskar highlighted the Yoga salutations for the 7 elements or Sapta Tattva.[21][22]

International presence

Akshar is an internationally acclaimed speaker and yoga practitioner, he has been a speaker for Tedx multiple times. He is known to have trained over 20 million yoga practitioners across the globe through his various online and offline platforms and courses.[23] Over the years, his community has developed into a team of over 3000 teachers, domestically and internationally, who specialize in delivering yoga and spirituality teachings across the globe. His Akshar Yoga foundation and centre have affiliations across France,[24][25] the UK, the USA, and Australia.[26]


  • Yoga Namaskar (2019)
  • The Science of Mudras (2022)

In the media



  1. "Grand Master Akshar on Work-Life Balance". Sakshi Post. 4 May 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  2. Akshar, Grand Master (11 June 2022). "Humanity and Spirituality". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  3. "International Yoga Day special: Purpose of Yoga is to reconstruct our lives fully, says Himalayan Siddha Akshar". Hindustan Times. 19 June 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  4. "Sakshi Post Exclusive Interview With Himalayan Siddha Akshar". Sakshi Post. 28 September 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  5. "Want well-rounded fitness progress and not one-dimensional? Here's how Yoga can help". Hindustan Times. 16 September 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  6. "'Powerful and positive transformation can take place when people come together and practice Yoga'". Financialexpress. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  7. Sabharwal, Punita (24 February 2018). "About Akshar and His Experiments with Yoga". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  8. "We are reinventing yoga without compromising with its basic principles: Akshar". www.healthpost.in. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  9. "The Himalayan yogi who knows his billions". YourStory.com. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  10. "Yoga and entrepreneurship". YourStory.com. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  11. "Pause, breathe, and look within for answers — Grand Master Akshar at TechSparks 2016". YourStory.com. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  12. "Prep your body and mind before a business presentation with these asanas and pranayamas". YourStory.com. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  13. Aug 18, TNN /. "Wellness programme for students launched | Bengaluru News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  14. Akshar, Grand Master (29 May 2022). "How to binge thinking with meditation?". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  15. Akshar, Grand Master (24 June 2020). "Yoga with family". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  16. "Yoga for those who travel a lot". YourStory.com. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  17. Mitra, Hritika (2 September 2022). "Karnataka: Akshar Yoga Research Centre creates Guinness World Record in Dhanurasana". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  18. "Akshar Yoga Aims To Create Guinness World Record With Bow Pose Or Dhanurasana". BW wellbeingworld. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  19. "Khand Pranayama". www.speakingtree.in. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  20. Akshar, Himalayan Siddha (16 October 2022). "Sutras to be happy". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  21. "Meet the 5 startups that have joined the booming Rs 8,000 cr yoga business". YourStory.com. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  22. Akshar, Grand Master (12 March 2020). "Yoga, the perfect de-stressor". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  23. Jun 21, TIMESOFINDIA COM /. "Yoga is the perfect amalgamation of health, peace and happiness: Grandmaster Akshar - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  24. "Strasbourg : une semaine pour découvrir le yoga de l'Himalaya". France 3 Grand Est (in français). Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  25. "strasbourg - Au pavillon Joséphine ce week-end. Le yoga dans tous ses états". www.dna.fr (in français). Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  26. "Master these yoga asanas and pranayama, like a boss". YourStory.com. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2022.

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