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Bikram yoga guru's wife to get homes and cars in divorce

The wife of the founder of Bikram yoga has ensured she will not be sued in any pending lawsuits and will keep their luxury homes and cars as part of their divorce settlement.

Rajashree Choudhury, 50, filed for legal separation, 31 years after she tied the knot with 69-year-old yoga master Bikram Choudhury.

It came after at least six women have accused the fitness guru of sexual assault with lawsuits pending against him.

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Rajashree Choudhury (right) filed for legal separation 31 years after she tied the knot with yoga master Bikram Choudhury (right). Bikram Choudhury has been accused of sexual assault on six separate occasions since 2013

Rajashree Choudhury (right) filed for legal separation 31 years after she tied the knot with yoga master Bikram Choudhury (right). Bikram Choudhury has been accused of sexual assault on six separate occasions since 2013

Now it has emerged that after their divorce was finalised earlier this month, Mrs Choudhury will not pay for any of his alleged misdeeds.

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The gossip site also added that Mrs Choudhury will keep the former couple’s homes in Beverly Hill and Los Angeles as well as a Ferrari, Mercedes 550 and a Bentley.

The only property Choudhury got as part of the settlement was the home in Hawaii.

It was revealed last year that the couple were to split and in legal documents, she asked for spousal support and staked her claim in properties in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Honolulu, among other assets.

Bikram Choudhury, pictured here in one of his Bigram yoga classes, has denied all sexual assault claims. His wife sited irreconcilable differences as a reason for the split in legal documents 

Bikram Choudhury, pictured here in one of his Bigram Yoga For Hair Growth | Yoga Asanas For Hair Gain classes, has denied all sexual assault claims. His wife sited irreconcilable differences as a reason for the split in legal documents 

The couple have two adult children together, a son and a daughter.

Meanwhile Choudhury strongly denied all accusations of sexually assaulting multiple students after the claims emerged.

He first spoke out about about the accusations in February, when he said women love him so much he wouldn’t need to rape them to get sex.

‘I never assaulted them,’ he said as he spoke to . ‘The answer is I feel sorry for them… They’re entranced by somebody – lawyers.’

As of April, Bikram Choudhury, who pioneered the practice of working out in a room heated to 105F, had his name attached to 720 yoga schools in 220 countries. Chelsea Clinton, Madonna and Demi Moore are among his followers.

Choudhury told CNN that his success means he would never need to assault anyone.

In legal documents for the separation, Rajashree Choudhury asks for spousal support and staked her claim in properties in Beverly Hills (pictured above), Los Angeles and Honolulu, among other assets

In legal documents for the separation, Rajashree Choudhury asks for spousal support and staked her claim in properties in Beverly Hills (pictured above), Los Angeles and Honolulu, among other assets

‘Women likes me. Women loves me,’ he said. ‘So if I really wanted to involve the women, I don’t have to assault the women.’

When asked how his wife of more than 30 years had responded to the accusations, Choudhury became emotional.

‘My wife never look at me anymore,’ he said.

‘Twenty-four hours a day, I work harder than any human being in this Earth… and this is my reward? I’m a rapist? Shame [on] your Western culture.’

Since 2013, six women have stepped forward to accuse him of unwanted sexual advances, and studios have started to drop his name, signalling that his empire is crumbling.

FROM CALCUTTA TO CALIFORNIA: THE SUCCESS OF BIKRAM YOGA
Bikram yoga classes normally involve two breathing exercises and 26 postures in a 90 minute class

Bikram yoga classes normally involve two breathing exercises and 26 postures in a 90 minute class

Bikram yoga, named after and devised by Bikram Choudhury, is based on regular hatha yoga, but performed in 100F temperatures.

Fans claim that it not only leaves them stronger and more flexible than standard yoga, it also helps them shed weight fast.

Choudhury began practicing yoga in Calcutta at the age of three, spending up to six hours a day perfecting his poses. 

At 13 he won the National India Yoga Championship and went on to devise the 26 ‘asanas’ (poses) and two breathing methods that form the core of Bikram yoga.

He claims to have been invited to the United States in 1973 by now-former President Richard Nixon to help him improve his health through yoga.

He also claims to have taught yoga to Reagan and Clinton and has a legion of celebrity fans including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston and tennis champion Andy Murray.

Choudhury says Bikram works because the 100F heat loosens the muscles, helping them to go further than they would otherwise.

Yogis perform the series of poses, pushing their bodies to the limit, and are encouraged to drink vast quantities of water to replace that lost by sweat.

Teachers say that if it gets too much for students, they should lie on the floor or leave the room for lower temperatures. 

Students, who carry a towel to mop up their sweat, are taught to watch out for danger signs including nausea, lightheadedness and dizziness.

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Britney Spears does yoga on the beach while in a red bikini

Britney Spears posted a cheerful new Instagram album this Wednesday that showed her doing yoga on the beach.

The 38-year-old modeled a red bikini as she lay on her back on the sand, spreading her arms wide and stretching her legs straight up into the air.

‘No ….. this isn’t «Just a Touch of Rose» or «RED» … it is simply ME … in the most general Britney way !!!’ she gushed in the caption.

Looking up: Britney Spears posted a cheerful new Instagram album this Wednesday that showed her doing yoga on the beach

Looking up: Britney Spears posted a cheerful new Instagram album this Wednesday that showed her doing yoga on the beach

She has previously used the phrase ‘Just a Touch of Rose’ to refer to her upcoming ‘personal photo project,’ which she has since publicly called ‘Project Rose.’

In the caption of her latest beach Yoga Benefits: Emotional Benefits of Yoga album she wrote: ‘Hey … while you’re at it ….. turn the photos upside down and you will find it’s a T !!!!!! For teacher … tea … test … tomorrow … time … two … ten … tool … try …. thanks …. they … I mean we could go all day with this one, right !?!?’

Britney concluded her caption by asking: ‘Anyhow … who was your favorite teacher in school ….. and what did you LEARN ????’

Meanwhile this Tuesday she recommended the book The Inner Goddess Makeover by Tanishka and shared her hopes that it ‘will also strengthen my «Just a Touch of Rose» and «RED» projects as well.’

Questions: Britney concluded her caption by asking: 'Anyhow ¿ who was your favorite teacher in school ..... and what did you LEARN ????'

Questions: Britney concluded her caption by asking: ‘Anyhow … who was your favorite teacher in school ….. and what did you LEARN ????’

Her latest album as well as her apparently unrelated ‘Project Rose’ album comes amid her legal battle over her father Jamie Spears’ conservatorship of her.

The pop star’s legal circumstances have led to the rise of a ‘Free Britney’ movement claiming she is kept under strict control by handlers.

Earlier this month Britney took to Instagram to defend herself after fans noted that she repeatedly wore the same kind of peasant-style blouse.

‘A lot of people have been saying that a lot of my posts are not new but they’re old. But just to let you guys know, none of my pictures or posts are more than a month old,’ the mother of two wrote on her page.

Britney Spears pictured September 3

Britney Spears pictured August 12

My prerogative: Britney recently defended herself for wearing ‘the same top 17 times’ revealing that ‘it’s for a project – Project Rose’

‘Yes, I know. I did wear the same top 17 times, but it’s for a project – Project Rose. And you will be seeing way more of Project Rose in the future,’ she wrote.

Amid the Free Britney furor a source last week claimed that Jamie is clashing over the issue with the pop star’s mother Lynne.

‘Lynne wants a care plan established that would transition Britney’s personal life out of the conservatorship,’ said an  source.

‘Jamie has told her that Britney needs long-term monitoring, and he doesn’t think she is prepared to take such a drastic action.’

By the way: Since March 25, the Mississippi-born blonde has shared 17 depictions of the fragrant flower as well as countless rose emojis embedded in her captions

By the way: Since March 25, the Mississippi-born blonde has shared 17 depictions of the fragrant flower as well as countless rose emojis embedded in her captions

Lynne and Jamie, who were married from 1975 until 2002, share three children – daughters Britney and Jamie Lynn, 29, and son Bryan, 43.

Meanwhile Britney would rather unseal details of the case than have them ‘hidden away in a closet as a family secret,’ her lawyer said in court documents.

The lawyer has also called Free Britney ‘Far from being a conspiracy theory’ after Jamie spoke to and dismissed the ‘conspiracy theorists’ propagating the movement who ‘don’t know anything.’

Meanwhile: She recommended The Inner Goddess Makeover by Tanishka this week and shared her hopes that it 'will also strengthen my "Just a Touch of Rose" and "RED" projects as well'

Meanwhile: She recommended The Inner Goddess Makeover by Tanishka this week and shared her hopes that it ‘will also strengthen my «Just a Touch of Rose» and «RED» projects as well’

Holiness Inc: How Baba Ramdev built a Rs 2,000 crore company

He is the monk who could buy a Ferrari.

But Baba Ramdev doesn’t see it like that. 

He still regards himself as the same old ascetic, who years ago started travelling to connect with people, teaching them yoga and a bit of spirituality at his morning yoga camps. 

For Baba Ramdev, Patanjali Ayurveda is all about desh seva. 

Guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev striking a yoga pose

Guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev striking a yoga pose

It is one of the most successful indigenous companies, with a turnover of Rs 2,000 crore that sells 700 plus products.

Its target is to touch Rs 5,000 crore by the end of this year.

With Patanjali becoming the biggest FMCG advertiser in the country this week, the company, it seems, is well on track to reach its goals.

«We sell products because people demand them, we do it for the people,» insists Baba Ramdev. 

And its success shows that the brand works. Patanjali products sell like hot cakes. 

Incidentally, Ramdev doesn’t own even a single share in the multi-core business empire. At the helm of affair is his long-time confidant, Acharya Balakrishan. 

Balakrishan says Patanjali wasn’t started with a motive to make profits. 

«Back in 1995, we started Divya Pharmacy where we offered free consultation and Ayurvedic medicines to people. The response was overwhelming and based on requests we decided to expand our reach and foray into the FMCG sector,» he says. 

Baba Ramdev and his team supervising production work at the Patanjali Food and Herbal Park

Baba Ramdev and his team supervising production work at the Patanjali Food and Herbal Park

Pure Message 

In 2004, Balakrishan, with the backing of Baba, launched the brand Patanjali to promote Ayurveda and yoga in the country. 

Even though the yoga guru is not, in an official way, attached to the business side of the brand, he is the driving force. 

For Patanjali, Ramdev is the one-man marketing machine, enjoying the kind of reach and trust among the masses that big FMCGs can’t even dream of even after spending millions of dollars on advertising.

Ramdev with his confidant Balakrishan  

Ramdev with his confidant Balakrishan  

Baba’s name is synonymous with the brand.

So much so that it’s common to hear people referring to Patanjali products as Baba Ramdev’s products. 

From ideas to marketing, he is the guiding spirit of the brand, deftly combining spirituality with mass-market products. 

The success of brand Patanjali, immediately reminds you about the ancient tradition of Ayurveda, he says: «The brand captures the essence of this ancient science. We do not use harmful or artificial ingredients. The ingredients used are all natural and freshly procured.» 

Ever since it entered the FMCG market, Patanjali has been careful about the way it brands itself. 

Patanjali products are marketed as ‘pure’ (chemical free) and ‘safe’ (no side effects) and have scaled the ladder of success in short time, pitching themselves as a better alternative. 

That message of purity is further fortified by telling people that all Patanjali products have been created to meet the demand of local people, unlike the products sold by MNCs, which are the result of a global mass-market production process. 

Baba Ramdev calls ‘people’ his real strength.

«People inspire us to come up with new products. They want chemical-free swadeshi products. One of the reasons why Patanjali has found takers for its products is its pricing model. It’s cheaper compared to What Are The Baba Ramdev Yoga For Back Pain? the competitors sell. That has been achieved, says Balakrishan, by going to the farmers directly.»

Balakrishan recalls: «In 2004, a group of farmers from Uttar Pradesh told us that they are going to cut all amla (Phyllanthus emblica) trees as nobody buys them. While the foreign companies were selling amla juice for Rs 1,200/100ml, our farmers were forced to cut trees as there were no profits.

«We decided to expand our amla product range.

Today, we have amla juice, candy and murabba. It is also used in our hair shampoos, oil and skin care products. It’s a win-win situation for both the farmers and the consumers,» he adds. 

The firm has a team of around 300 people working in its R&D department, which is personally headed and supervised by Balakrishan. 

«Our R&D team may not look very big, but each one of us works with a sense of purpose,» says Balakrishan. 

Patanjali will soon launch its baby care product and PowerVita, a nutritional drink to challenge the likes of Bournvita, Boost and Horlicks. 

Next in line is a Patanjali Mega store – bringing everything under one roof – and an educational institute where the concept of Gurukul will be combined with modern pedagogy. 

Tall plans, no doubt. But for Patanjali, riding high on Baba Ramdev’s popularity, no plan, it seems, is too big to fail. At least, not at the moment.