Yoga teaches humility, patience, and compassion, and these are the qualities that lacked in the infamous Yoga guru who fooled millions of Americans.
Bikram was a self-proclaimed know-it-all guru.
Such a saint like personality. Looks like a Godman, right?
When Bikram began teaching yoga in Beverly Hills, California, he quickly realised that the profession has a lot of potential, and that people are willing to pay a lot of money to learn these exercises. His smart intellect pondered a solution. He began his own practise, which he dubbed “Bikram Yoga.” It was also a big success.
He was dressed simply in a Speedo, a microphone, and a Rolex wrist watch. And over time, this grew into a brand. He invited very gorgeous females to make videos of his yoga courses using this branding. And, guess what? His yoga approach, which included rigorous activities, drew a lot of female attention.
The rigorous exercises were similar to physical abuse and pushing people to their limits, which had a placebo effect on many women, causing them to heal.
Have you ever been physically abused?
How can a woman be physically abused by a yoga teacher who appears to be a saint?
And why does the title read, the infamous yoga guru who fooled millions of Americans ?
Check out the images below to see how they will alter your perspective.
The infamous yoga guru who fooled millions of Americans : Does the title now seems to be appropriate ?
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is a documentary that tells the story of an Indian guy who faked his way to prominence in the United States for nearly 40 years by teaching hot yoga in a classroom with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (100+ degrees Fahrenheit).
A traditional yoga teacher in India will never teach in an artificially reproduced atmosphere, no matter how hot or cold it is. Yoga is taught in India in an open space where you can breathe fresh air. Yoga is spiritual, and once you’re on your mat, you focus within, meditate, connect with your breath, and don’t overwork your body. You also dress comfortably so that you may stretch out during your yoga poses.
In the documentary, palpitating to yoga poses in the blazing heat appears to be more of a punishment than a practise. Bikram’s students wore revealing apparel and sweated profusely, while he wore only a speedo and a rolex and screamed obscenities via a microphone.
“Suck that fucking fat stomach in, I don’t like to see the jiggle-jiggle,” Bikram shouted at Jakob Schanzar, who weighed 300 pounds when he began his yoga practise, according to the award-winning documentary by Eva Orner. Schanzar stayed to finish the class.
Bikram’s students may take a nine-week course that permitted them to open a Bikram Yoga franchise anywhere in the world for $10,000. They could then teach his hot yoga sequence, which consists of 26 poses and two breathing exercises and which he has trademarked as his own. His allegation was incorrect, as he had acquired that sequence from his own guru in Kolkata before leaving for the United States, according to the documentary.
The imposter lied about everything: his qualifications, his yoga, his immigration to the United States, his megalomania, and his teaching.
Bikram’s objective appears to have been to become famous by cashing in on a naive population that understood little about yoga or India and was willing to believe anything stated or preached by a brown-skinned man who hailed from the land where yoga was born from the time he left India in the 1970s.
Bikram has also been accused of racism for allegedly provoking racial students in class. In the documentary, a pupil adds, “Get that black bitch out of here, she’s a cancer.”
In a country now synonymous with sexual misconducts and a rape culture, it is appalling that Indian spiritual gurus carry that flame of shame inside and outside the sub-continent. BTW, Have you heard about Kazakh village – where a strange disease causes everyone to sleep.
Where Is Bikram Choudhury, he infamous Yoga guru who fooled millions of Americans, now?
Six women have accused Choudhury of alleged sexual assault and rape since 2013, according to ABC News. Choudhury negotiated for an out-of-court settlement in three sex and rape and sexual assault charges.
Minakshi “Miki” Jafa-Bodden, Choudhury’s former lawyer, was the only woman to win a complaint against him for wrongful termination and sexual harassment. Choudhury was ordered to pay $6.5 million in punitive penalties and $924,000 in compensatory damages to Jafa-Bodden in 2016.
He did not pay any of the millions owed to Jafa-Bodden as of 2017, according to reports. Instead, in 2016, he fled the nation. Choudhury was tracked down to Thailand, and currently conducts teacher training programmes in Acapulco, Mexico, according to the documentary.