Canada’s National Post caught up with the Santa of Yoga* himself, ‘Don’ Bikram Choudhury, fresh off another one of his sold-out speaking appearances. (He describes himself as the “busiest man in the world” which we all know is Santa Claus!) ‘Tis the season for giving (and receiving), so what did the jolly fella of megaton atomic “Silver Bells” have to say about holiday shopping?
“It takes six hours,” the Los Angeles-based yoga mogul said, before laughing: “And I buy all the junk. I love it, you know?”
“They have to listen to the dialogue. So 90 minutes, first time in your life, your brain is free from the rest of the world. You relax. That is not possible privately.”
“This is the way I run my kingdom: my way or the highway,” he said in a tone that leaves little room for dispute. “I don’t listen to anybody. You need my help: Come to me, shut up, forget who you are. I will take care of you. And I do my job.”
In your face Madonna! No privates from the Don, not even for her Madgesty. Besides, that repeated dialogue would get a lttle awkward mano-a-Madge, wouldn’t you say?
Well, if there’s one thing we know about Poppa Bikram it’s that he’s completely unapologetic, mostly of his big mouth, which he reiterates for us once again,
“I have the biggest and the longest mouth in the world,” he said. “Everybody’s scared of my mouth. You know why? I speak the truth.”
Now, just for argument’s sake, you know who else has a big mouth and claims to speak the truth? Rush Limbaugh! (and our big sister who told us Santa was real, but that’s another story). One could say the truth speaks for itself.
*Dear Santa Bikram Claus – do big mouths bring Yoga to the Olympics? Maybe next Christmas!
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