Bikram Yoga Negative effects.


Bikram yoga was developed by a very learned yogi. Bikram Choudhury studied at Tokyo University with leading doctors and certainly has put in the work and research it takes to become a yoga expert. Bikram Choudhury, a former yoga champion in his native India who came to America, befriended celebrities, built a global franchise and made millions.

He created and successfully runs already 7th Annual Bishnu Charan Ghosh International Yoga Asana Championships.

This man became millionaire in a very creative way. Entrepreneurial Hindu managed to patent in his honor his own yoga style- Bikram’s Yoga, that  he copyrighted and franchised.

Bikram Choudhury view of yoga is different to what ancient yoga represents. He views Yoga as a SPORT. The future goal is just fantastic – bring Yoga to the Olympic pedestal.

Furthermore, Choudhury began notifying yoga instructors several years ago to the effect that they must attain a license from him to teach Bikram yoga. Choudhury also began demanding that yoga instructors seek license from him just to use the term ‘Bikram Yoga’.

We all know yoga is relaxation and not like stressful exercises ?! Bikram Choudhury  states that you come to yoga classes to Suffer.

If the Asana is practiced in HOT ENVIRONMENT (temperatures about 105 degrees Fahrenheit) as it is done in some styles of Yoga, the heart rate, respiration rate and blood pressure increases, though muscles expand and one can stretch the body more, this may harm the muscles. Ideally the Yoga should be practiced in normal environmental conditions.

Many medical experts all over the world have raised concern over the excess strain exerted on muscles in Hot environment (temperatures about 105 deg. F). In this environment there is always a danger of muscle or ligament stretched beyond biological limit and may get Damaged.

In a lot of cases, Bikram himself causes the controversy. He’s a performer and he really likes to poke people, show them their weaknesses, show them their anger and their reactionary nature. And on another level he knows controversy sells product, and he is very much a marketer. It’s just not appropriate to violate people’s personal philosophy all the time. It’s just not right. There are already too many differences in the world that create misunderstandings, and I think Bikram sometimes perpetuates that.

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  1. i FEEL AS THOUGH THIS SEGMENT HAS FACTUAL EVENTS THATS SEEM TO PROVE BIKRAM TO BE SOME EGOTISTICAL MANIAC.HOWEVER PEOPLE FAIL TO REALIZE HOW MEDIA CAN DISTORT INFORMATION “IT ALL DEPENDS WHO TELLS THE STORY”. SURE BIKRAM MAY OWN A GARAGE FULL OF LUXURY CARS BUT HE RESTORED THOSE VINTAGE CARS HIMSELF FROM SCRATCH. CARS ARE HIS PASSION AS WELL AS YOGA THE MAN IS HUMAN AINT HE? AND AS FOR COPYRIGHTING THOSE YOGA POSTURES THE MAN IS WELL WITHIN HIS RIGHT AS AN INDIVIDUAL ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA WHERE EVERYTHING IS COPYRIGHTED OR PATENTED. HOWEVER MUCH WE CONDEM HIM TO BE SOME CORRUPT CAPITALIST SALEMAN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. IT IS THE AMERICAN WAY AINT IT? AS FOR BIKRAM YOGA THE YOGA PRACTICED IN INDIA THE PHYSICAL YOGA IS ONLY HATHA NO PROPS, NO MODIFICATIONS JUST THE TRUE 84 POSTURES. YOGA IS MEDATATIVE AND RELAXING BUT IT SEEMS IN THE WEST BECAUSE OF THE CONNOTATION WE ARE DILUTED TO BELIEVE THIS IS NOT TRUE YOGA. BIKRAM CLASSES ALLOW ONESELF TO PUSH ONES BOUNDARIES TO REALLY TRULY FOCUS, HARD. THERE IS HARDLY PRAISE IN CLASS FOR A STUDENT BUT MERELY STERN DIRECTION WHICH IS THE TRUE INDIAN WAY OF DOING HATHA YOGA. DISCIPLINE, HARDWORK, 105 DEGREE TEMPERATURE(WHICH MIMICKS TEMPERATURE IN INDIA). BIKRAM SIMPLY SUBJECTS HIS STUDENTS TO THE ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH HE WAS TAUGHT IN. AS FOR THE QUESTIONING OF THE REPORTER IN THE INTERVIEW I FELT SHE HAD COME INTO THE BIKRAM CLASS WITH AN UNOPENED MIND OR IT WAS JUST SHOT THAT WAY SO IT WOULD BE PERCIEVED AS THAT. ANCIENT PRACTICES SUCH AS YOGA, MARTIAL ART ECT.. REQUIRE DISIPLINE FOCUS TO REALLY REAP THE BENEFITS PEOPLE MUST STOP VIEWING YOGA AS MERELY A PHISICAL ACTIVITY IT IS MORE THAN THAT. WESTERN SOCIETY NEEDS TO HAVE SOME FAITH ALTHOUGH WE THINK IT WE DONT HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS WE ARE MISSING SPIRITUALITY OR AT LEAST HAPPINESS IN OUR LIVES, I BELIEVE THE EAST CAN TEACH US JUST THAT. iT IS NOT JUST INDIA WITH THAT MENTALITY OF THINKING IT ENCOMPASSES ALL OF ASIA TOO, MANY PEOPLE THERE HAVE NOTHING BUT SUPRISINGLY LEAD RICHER LIVES THEN OURS HOW DO I KNOW THIS? IVE BEEN THERE. AND THEIR NUMBER ONE COMPLAINT ABOUT WESTERNERS IS AT THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF OUR POSSIBILITY OF US NOT GETTING OUR WAY WE COMPLAIN, GIVE UP OR COMPLETE THE TASK WITH AN UNOPENED MIND AND GRUMPINESS. BIKRAM YOGA HAS NO ROOM FOR THOSE EXCUSES EVENTUALLY PUTTING US ALL IN OUR PLACE.

  2. Bikram Yoga improves blood flow to every organ tissue and cell in the body including the brain and heart, because the heat vasodilates arteries, allowing for greater blood flow. The physiological fact, along with the postures makes Bikram helpful in combating both heart disease and dementia, as well as organ failure. Also, because of the increased sweating that accompanies Bikram Yoga, the body loses acid, which raises the PH of the blood. According to double-blinded studies, cancer cells do not survive as well in a high PH blood. So Bikram’s Yoga is particularly helpful in the fight against cancer. In addition, the postures massage the lymph, aiding in lymphatic drainage, which is the way the body rids itself of cancer cells, bacteria, viruses and fungi. BIKRAM’S YOGA IS THE BEST AND SAFEST NATURAL MEDICINE ON PLANET EARTH…. and it is fun to boot!

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