Why is there so much hate in the yoga world towards Bikram?
Are we not all practiioners of Ahimsa?
What you think of others and how you judge them tells you more about yourself than it does about them. There are all sorts of people in the world, each will bring about different emotions within yourself. Take it as a lesson towards self realisation. Take control of your mind and be true to yourself.
PS YOu are right about this, though:
"politicians making money from guns and wars"
Yeah, Bikram, YOU are the one who cheats cheats cheats! You are a crook! You are sectarian, trashing all others who do yoga differently from you. You love suing the little people you brag about your Rolexes and Rolls Royces.
Your franchise is going to go belly up! Poeple are tiring of your crap, you pettiness and vindictiveness. Why does Yoga Journal even over you, no one takes you seriously.
The original Hot Yoga series was created by Bikram Choudhury, born 1946 in Calcutta, India. Bikram Choudhury’s Guru was Bishnu Ghosh, younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of “The Autobiography of a Yogi” and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920.
Hot Yoga is not as much a trend as it is a condition of the room mimicked after the hot temperatures in Calcutta, India from which the series caries it’s lineage. It is a practice which promotes healing and maintenance of all the systems of the human form, bringing health and balance to the body, in order to bring concentration to the mind.
When practiced in a safely heated environment which has air circulating, heat and humidity kept to promote healthy sweating, it is a curative method of yoga therapy.
I would encourage anyone who has had an uncomfortable experience in a hot yoga class to try another teacher or studio until they have found one that is lovingly delivered with the student’s health in mind.
oh what a funny article, really cracked me up!! And the terrorists line was true gold, please keep interviewing his and don't even censor his hilarious self-absorption!! What a silly man, a shrewd businessman but so very wrapped up in himself, he can't even see how ridiculous it is to copyright something in the public domain such as yoga. I certainly don't feel like Jesus Christ or Buddha when I am in a stinky room with an instructor in a bathing suit yelling at me to push my body ever further into the pose. Form over function is dangerous and counter to yoga, as most ex-Bikrams eventually learn.