|RESPONSES TO BUSINESS 2.0 ARTICLE|
Think about it this way. We pay millions of dollars to fast food companies, candy corporations and those people who poison our air and rob our health and we seem to be pretty happy to make them rich and famous. Why do we deny and envy a Yogi - who is at least giving us back something healthy in exchange - even if it is as simple as self-awareness - to live a healthy rich and famous life??
I like Bikram yoga -- because it works
I've tried gym yoga and found it lacking in consistancy of teachers and practice. I tried other forms and settled on Bikram's method. The studio where I practice is full of poeple who love it. The owner of the studio says Bikram has never asked for a cent from her operation, and she is making a decent living. Bikram is colorful, Rodney Yee is cute -- or a "stud muffin" -- but that doesn't affect me. Doing the hot yoga does affect me for the better, and that is what counts for me.
How come there's no link to post about benefits derived from yoga?
I guess that would be too positive for people eh? By presenting the article this way lots of people have another excuse to pooh pooh yoga, enlightenment, exercise and who knows what else? This article was poorly researched, slanted sensationalist crap -- and it offends people who practice yoga because they FEEL better afterward. Shame on you Business 2.0! But then again, I guess an article stating "People heal themselves and find stress relief from yoga, yogi's practice capitalism while helping people" wouldn't sell many mags.
Another irrelevant article from an irrelevant magazine
Remember when Biz 2.0 was an inch thick and full of insights like "profit doesn't matter -- just grab turf" and so on? Now it takes a look at yoga from the tried and true "lets see how we can rip this thing apart" point of view. The point that is missed is that yoga HELPS PEOPLE!!! Yes, Bikram is a huckster, Yee had an affair -- so what!! So -- they're human and are Westernized? WOW!! BIG STORY!! I know Bikram -- and he's pretty off the wall sometimes -- but he has helped me -- and thousands of others with his yoga. I don't begrudge him his watch a bit.