I’m not sure how many of you have actually done yoga but we all can appreciate the appeal of yoga pants and also the spiritual and meditative benefits therein.
There’s also something called hot yoga which is literally what it sounds like.
Also called Bikram Yoga after it’s founder Choudhury Bikram, it takes a Yogi/ Yoger through a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing practices inside a studio heated 35–42 °C (95–108 °F) with a humidity of 40%.
Anyway, the founder is a rich ($75 Million) and powerful man and like all people in such positions, they are worthy of less than flattering documentaries by Oscar-winning filmmakers like Eva Orner (Best Documentary Feature Taxi To The Dark Side).
But as we know, looks can be deceiving and trailers are all about quick looks.
The only way to know for sure. Behold with your inner but ideally your outer eyes.
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
“His devoted followers embrace and value his methods ― so much so that they all paid between $12,500 and $16,600 to be there.”
They don’t go into too much details about his allegedly predatory behavior but it’s safe to assume he’s creeped out enough people in that banana hammock to make it seem plausible.
Also that fact that he fled the country. Which is surprising when he’s got this sort of crafty dodge when pressed on the allegations:
“Why would I have to harass women? People spend 1 million dollars for a drop of my sperm”
Without watching this film one can only wonder if this is a case of big yoga being threatened by a little upstart or is it something more insidious?
Legal history goes back a few years beginning with a lawsuit against a former student who started their own yoga studio and was accused of stealing his moves but the judge ruled against him.
Since then several civil suits alleging sexual assault and various forms of discrimination against racial and sexual minorities have been brought against him.