Penn & Teller TV - Aravind Adiga - Werner Herzog - Noureen DeWulf - Bikram: Yogi Guru Predator 2019 -
Fuck that. It feels good to stretch. That’s all. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s2e6: Profanity, Showtime 2004
These people are stretching their muscles. Nothing wrong with that. Stretching your muscles is a cheap healthy relaxing thing to do. Too cheap in fact. The new age entrepreneurs want you to pay more than for an exercise class. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s2e7: New Age Bullshit
Studies have shown that any stretching over thirty seconds does squat. ibid.
Incidentally, sir, while we’re on the topic of yoga – may I just say that an hour of deep breathing, yoga, and meditation in the morning constitutes the perfect start to the entrepreneur’s day. How I would handle the stresses of this fucking business without yoga, I have no idea. Make yoga a must in all Chinese schools – that’s my suggestion. Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger p292
I think there should be holy war against yoga classes. Werner Herzog
Yoga is the most boring exercise. It’s for people who are too lazy to get on the elliptical. Bikram, where they heat up the room to mimic India’s climate, is especially stupid. People in India are not skinny because they’re doing yoga in 105-degree rooms; they’re skinny because there’s no food. Noureen DeWulf
You claim that the women who are suing you for rape and sexual assault are just out to get money from you? Is that correct? Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, deposition, Netflix 2019
That day my yoga started with Bishnu Charan Ghosh, the greatest health culturalist of the twentieth century. ibid.
Come to Bikram’s Yoga studio. This beautiful facility in Beverley Hills … This was in October of 1999. ibid. John Dowd, former Yoga teacher
His business strategy has made Bikram Choudhury a rich man, living the life of a star. ibid. current affairs news report
I’d seen flashes of megalomania in Bikram, but I didn’t know at the time how bad he was going to turn out to be, how diabolical he actually was. ibid. student teacher
Looking back there were red flags this guy was not mentally stable. ibid.
I don’t know why he hasn’t been charged criminally. ibid. defender
Six rape and sexual assault cases were filed against Bakram in US civil courts. Four have been settled including Sarah and Larissa. ibid. caption