Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury doesn't agree with the argument that yoga practitioners should live simple lives. "Where is it written that a yogi is not supposed to have a car or a diamond wrist watch?" he replied when a Boston Globe reporter asked how Choudhury felt about the controversy that surrounds his 35 Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.
Choudhury loves his cars. In the one short interview he said he studies cars when he needs a break from studying the human body and explained the use of heat in his yoga classes by likening the human body to a Ferrari. When the body is warm it can reach it's true potential, like a Ferrari driving on the highway with no other cars--or police officers--around.
If you've ever practiced Bikram Yoga (or another type of yoga in a heated room) do you notice a difference?