The televised art of name-dropping

‘Hot’ Yoga Burns Bright: What a puff piece this 60 Minute news feature about Bikram Choudhury was. It appeared on the Wednesday version of the show, which apparently has lower standards than the Sunday one. You can see the video on this webpage, as well as the full text of the narrative. It even gets the facts of the legal settlement wrong.

The other amusing thing in the video was to see the variety of ways that Birkam comes his hair. And what this about him being a national yoga champion in India? I didn’t know that yoga was a competitive sport.

For a more knowledgable and perceptive read of this guru, check out Yoga’s Bad Boy: Bikram Choudhury, an article that appeared in Yoga Journal March/April 2000.