Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows The Way To Radiant Health And Personal Fulfillment
Bikram, the "hot yoga" program, has been heating up the yoga world lately, and its founder probably has something to do with it: The outspoken, dramatic, and always controversial Bikram Choudhury has garnered a lot of attention with his version of hatha yoga that some yogis think unorthodox: In his classes, students are stuck in a room heated to at least 105 degrees doin...more
- Another's Goodreads review of Bikram Yoga
I hate how non-yogi, self-centered, non-loving, and jerklike he comes off. This guy is harsh to the sweetness that is meant to be yoga. I don't like his total disregard for modern medicine- it definitely has it's place. I don't like his photos in the book. I don't like how the world revolves around him. He was definitely abused emotional ...more
I've practiced yoga all of my adult life. I am not an athlete, but yoga makes perfect sense to me. I have no doubt that Bikram was trained in hatha yoga by very serious yogis who gave him this pattern of discipline. It is a gift, regardless of whe ...more
Part One: My Story and The Meaning of Yoga
This first section gives a little history on him and his guru, then describes his move to the United States to teach yoga in the early seventies and the increasing popularity of his method over the past 40 years. He also explains that in his practice yoga ("to join") means union of body and mind. He contrasts this with other forms of yoga, explaining that his method is specifically for cr ...more
I'm now hooked to Bikram Yoga now & just finished my first 30 day challenge! Reading this book while doing the challenge was really helpful to taking a deeper look at the roots of what I was taking part in.
I felt the reflections back onto Bikram's guru Bishnu Ghosh w ...more
I agree with a lot of readers--that Bikram Choudhury does come off a bit arrogant and controversial--but I don't mind. I'm not looking to him for spiritual guidance or enlightenment, I'm looking for guidance in mastering yoga poses.
I recommend this book if you are interested in, or are c ...more
What I was missing is a little bit of Bikram's own phrases and words in the book; something that was special about the first book.