Bikram Choudhury’s wife took the witness stand and her testimony may surprise you. Or maybe not. Rajashree Choudhury, who, you may remember, just filed for divorce from her husband and business partner of 31 years, defended the notoriously outspoken and unapologetic Bikram Yoga founder Wednesday telling the court that his habit of berating students, trainees, and employees is [...]
Big news. The Bikram Yoga power couple may soon be no more. Could we have predicted this? Rajashree, wife of Bikram Choudhury and a partner in his Bikram Yoga empire, has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences according to the court documents obtained by TMZ (no less). Bikram Choudhury has been facing six lawsuits made against him [...]
It’s not a Bikram Yoga Competition, organizers insist, but it looks an awful lot like a Bikram Yoga Competition. It’s the Yoga Asana Championships and they’re coming to New York this weekend (as well as Colorado and Nevada. Arizona had theirs this past weekend. Minnesota will be later this month. The national championship will come in March). [...]
Yoga Asana Championship. Three little words that will ruffle many a yogi’s crow pose. For all intents and purposes we’re glad Rajashree Choudhury wrote this piece to try to clear up a few things around competitive yoga, because we’ll be darned if we ever quite get it. As the wife of controversial and real life yoga [...]
Yoga competitions. Oxymoron? Many believe so, while others make it a point to bring their yoga on stage to compete on a regular basis. Bikram of course, being the prominent style in the US to host yoga competitions, has the hopes and the chutzpah to bring yoga to the ultimate global competition, the Olympics.
We warned you of this. Here it is, “Don’t Say Goodbye” the Bappi Lahiri tribute to Michael Jackson featuring Rajashree Choudhury! Oh, and reportedly co-produced by none other than Bikram Choudhury himself. It’s like yoga to your ears, tapas style! And believe us when we say, the video will bring you to tears. So there [...]
“Inner peace and spirituality can suck it!” We heart Tim Murphy! The yogi who looks like he just sashayed out of a pub into class. A salty downdog if you will. New York Mag sent Tim to bravely venture into the twisted world of competitive yoga at the 7th Annual Yoga Asana Competition in NYC, [...]
Hey do you know Bappi Lahiri? He’s a bling-studded juggernaut of the Bollywood film scene and is quite lovingly revered as the man responsible for injecting Hindi cinema with infectious disco music infusion! Did you know he was a huge fan of Michael Jackson and that the ‘King of Pop’ was a legend in India? [...]