In other yoga news: Bikram accused of rape in pair of lawsuits

OK, enough folks are picking this up that it seems legitimately out there. According to Courthouse News Service, Bikram Choudhury has been accused of raping two students in their separate lawsuits filed this week. Both are using the same lawyer. Here’s a link to the story, which has all the salacious details you could want. These … Continue reading In other yoga news: Bikram accused of rape in pair of lawsuits

Bikram responds to assault allegations

Bikram Choudhury has responded publicly to the allegations of rape and sexual assault from six of his students. Here’s a link to the CNN report (which is of course a video). It’s an exclusive, and the first time he has talked about it. The Daily Mail gives you the summary: Speaking out for the first time … Continue reading Bikram responds to assault allegations

The focus again lands on Bikram

We’ve touched on Bikram Choudhury’s troubles a few times — and it seems this story may be nearing its denouement. Bikram, you probably know, faces several rape charges, including a new one filed this month. There is now an August court date — soon enough that the New York Times just posted a story suggesting that … Continue reading The focus again lands on Bikram

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Bikram?

It looks like a tough week for Bikram Choudhury. His legal troubles — including accusations of rape — are getting a treatment familiar to the Ashtanga world: the pages of Vanity Fair. Remember that? I wasn’t going to highlight the Vanity Fair piece — a little too beyond our scope — but then I saw … Continue reading Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Bikram?

Other-yoga news: Major new lawsuit against Bikram has folks talking ‘the end’

This is a “get it on the record” post. We noted that Bikram Choudhury faces a few lawsuits and accusations of rape back in the Spring when the suits were filed. Now it has gotten a lot crazier. First, Yoga Journal put up a post about the rumblings within the Bikram world on how to pull back from … Continue reading Other-yoga news: Major new lawsuit against Bikram has folks talking ‘the end’

New: Yoga by numbers. Wait, aren’t we already doing that?

You’ve been in a Led Ashtanga class, right? If so, you’re at least somewhat familiar with the Sanskrit counting for the practice (copied from Ashtangayoga.info): 1 = ekam; 2 = dve; 3 = trīṇi; 4 = catvāri; 5 = pañca; 6 = ṣaṭ; 7 = sapta; 8 = aṣṭau; 9 = nava; 10 = daśa; … Continue reading New: Yoga by numbers. Wait, aren’t we already doing that?

NYT discovers ‘the rise of beefcake yoga’

I think we’ve done a good job not mentioning DDP Yoga here on the site. But now it has made it to the page’s (virtual ones) of the New York Times magazine, complete with explicit “stolen from Ashtanga” language: Although Page was uncomfortable that Aaron greeted the class by playing a harmonium — “all of that … Continue reading NYT discovers ‘the rise of beefcake yoga’

Year in Review: Top stories of 2013

This time around we’re using a complicated metric to determine the top Confluence Countdown stories of 2013. It goes something like this: (number of views * number of comments) * social media shared – comments we had to delete / newsworthiness of the story Running 2013 through that, we get the following: 10. How Derek … Continue reading Year in Review: Top stories of 2013

‘I want to take over the whole yoga world,’ and other tales from yoga coverage

I know not every one of our readers is a fan of my occasional quick-hit, here’s-what’s-happening, link-heavy posts. I bet even fewer of you are fans of my tendency to over-hyphenate. But two stories just landed in my inbox that I feel absolutely compelled to pass on to you, for three reasons: I’m swamped busy, … Continue reading ‘I want to take over the whole yoga world,’ and other tales from yoga coverage