New York, June 21, 2016: The International Day of Yoga is here and there is a misconception; the misconception is about the spread of this ancient Hindu exercise that works on the principle that there is a connection between mind, body and soul. Many are erroneously believing that yoga usage among the western celebrities is a new ‘fad’ but nothing can be farther from truth! Marilyn Monroe was one of the first of major names who openly took to yoga and inspired many!
People may find it weird that a top-notch actor of those times was into yoga and yet India, by and large, didn’t knew about it! But this is a fact! Here are some of the best Marilyn Monroe yoga poses that show that not only was she aware of the ancient Indian exercise, but was an ace in it herself!
Actually, a lot of the credit for the spread of yoga should be given to Indrani Devi or Eugiene V. Peterson who got enchanted by India after reading Rabindranath Tagore and Yogi Ramacharaka. She was initiated into yoga which she spread out in the west.
Here is a better shot of Indrani Devi:
Although Marilyn Monroe was never her disciple yet after Indrani’s efforts yoga actually became popular the biggest names of Hollywood; She taught Greta Garbo, Eva Gabor, and Gloria Swanson, the crème de la crème of the industry.
The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America says that Marilyn Monroe added yoga to her regime to ‘improve her legs.’ In short, we can say that major names of Hollywood have been wooed by yoga for helping them retain their charm! Now let’s have a look at the beautiful Marilyn Monroe where she showed us that smiling yoga is the best yoga!