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Bikram Choudhury to pay $924K

on January 26, 2016

Bikram Choudhury has been ordered by the court to pay his former employee $924,000. It’ll be interesting to see if he appeals it or if he just accepts defeat and just pays it. I mean even his wife, Rajashree, seems to have stopped believing him and has filed for divorce.

I’m really enjoying doing Bikram Yoga currently and I feel the benefit from doing the practice. It’s a really nice studio with nice teachers who are super enthusiastic about However I don’t like the idea of any of my money ending up being paid to Bikram Choudhury, even if it’s only a tiny percentage of what I give.

I’m currently debating this and need to make a decision by Wednesday as that’s the first class that I’m planning on going to after my introductory pass has run out. I was planning on buying a block of 30 classes but now I’m not so sure.

It’s difficult to decide. If it was a straight forward I’m giving money to this man, who I feel has used his position to , then no I wouldn’t do the classes. Should I stop doing something that I enjoy and supporting a local business because that business in turn gives a small percentage of its funds to someone that I don’t agree with?

My current thinking is that I’m going to keep doing the classes and try to focus on the fact that the practice that I do may have been created by someone that I don’t agree with his actions but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t created something that is good. I don’t agree with U2’s tax avoidance practices but that hasn’t stopped me from still listening to there music.

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