Hath Yogi Nikam Guruji
When Yoga was growing as a lucrative market, it was the great master Shri Nikam Guruji, who insisted on teaching it most traditionally – free of charge. And he maintained the same throughout his life i.e. teaching Yoga without any charges. For the service of humankind and to maintain his style of teaching, Shri Nikam Guruji founded the organization “Shri Ambika Yoga Kutir” in Thane, which today runs classes all over Mumbai, imparting free knowledge of Yoga.
With his great dedication & organizational skill, Guruji nurtured this voluntary organization from scratches to over 50 branches. This inspired hundreds of volunteers who followed in his footsteps. Shri Nikam Guruji had achieved a high degree of perfection or paranormal capabilities and had become a’ Siddha Purush‘ in HathaYoga. With my personal experience in Yoga, I can say with full conviction that the Breathing techniques that we have learned through Nikam Guruji are the best and easy to learn. He was a Hatha Yogi and the book ‘Swasthya Yoga’ written by him has become a textbook for a student of Hatha Yoga.
Shri Nikam Guruji was born on the 15th of August, 1917, in Maharashtra in a small village “Mhasave”. After completing his education, he joined the Police department in the state of Maharashtra. He acquired a thorough knowledge of Indian wrestling and Martial Arts and established 24 Gymnasiums at various places of work wherever he was transferred during his service. He believed that physical weakness is the greatest weakness. After realizing that mere physical exercises are not sufficient for the total development of human beings, he switched to Yoga in 1948. He rendered service to humanity free of charge till his last breath i.e. 18th July 1999 through Yoga, Ayurveda, Nature cure, Shivambu (Urinetherepy), Adhyatma (spiritualism).
He has served hundreds of thousands of people who have been benefited from the Yoga practice that he taught. People came from different strata of society irrespective of caste creed and religion. The total cure was offered for the common cold, sinus trouble, headaches, Blood pressure, ulcers, stomach problems, Acidity, Piles, Heart problems, Depressions, etc. through the Yoga Nature cure system. Nikam Guruji imparted Total Health to all those who would come to him, i.e., physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. A lot of Yog Aspirants Inspired by Nikam Guruji`s marathon work in the field of Yoga did convert into selfless Yoga Teachers who currently run about 65 centers in Maharashtra and even outside India.
‘’Yoga Niketan’’, the institute where we had our total knowledge of Yoga (what all that we have today) are privileged enough to have had the blessings of Nikam Guruji. He was Master (Siddh Purush) in HathaYoga and what all we deliver/teach in Hath Yoga today, are all his teachings only.
We here seek His blessings to give us enough strength to follow his teaching and can do even a fraction of the work done by Him.