In 2001 Behnam moved to India to continue his eduction. As a young man needing to prioritise study, the pressure to take care of himself without the assistance of his family left him struggling with food and health issues. However, his interest in sport and body work enabled him to face up and deal with all difficulties that came his way as a result. learn how behnam yoga journey start ?
In 2006 he was introduced to yoga by Eefa Shrof a great teacher from Mumbai where Eefa has also been a student of Pattabhi Jois for many years. Soon after starting his yoga journey he realized after every practice there were tremendously positive changes in his mental and physical body.
Behnam learned the Ashtanga Mysore Primary Series under guidance of Eefa. For a number of years practiced daily and intensively to develop and improve his flexibility. He was not naturally flexible, as many are not when they first start practising! He had to focus on opening his hips, hamstrings and back alongside other areas. As a result however, this enabled him to understand the practise of yoga, movement and the room for change that is possible within us all.