Kimura graduated from Tokyo University of Education in 1969 and founded his Yoga Niketan Japan in Tokyo in 1981, around the time when he was learning Yoga in Rishikesh, India.
While speaking to Asian Community News (ACN) Network on the sidelines of the award function, Kimura said that because of such a long practice of yoga, he had become half Indian.
“Yoga has changed the world’s perspective on Indian society. Yoga is not only a way of leading a healthy life, but also a path to live life soulfully. I have been practicing yoga for the last 45 years,” he said.
Kimura who has authored many books on Yoga had translated “Science of Soul” in 1983 and offered it to his Guru Swami Yogeshwarananda Maharaji during later’s stay in Kashmir in 1984.
Maharaji had passed away in 1985 at Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh
He also has authored “Yoga Therapy Theory: Modern Methods Based on Traditional Teachings of Human Structure and Function”. A Raja Yoga Acharya Kimura who made traditional yogic wisdom accessible in Japan hopes to contribute internationally to yoga therapy’s development through books.