Photos: Marilyn Monroe does Yoga.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 26, 2010
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Marilyn Monroe Jataraparivartanasana Supine Twist

‘Cause Yoga is a Girl’s Best Friend.

Marilyn Monroe’s latest kick is yoga,” wrote Walter Winchell in 1956… “To improve her legs, she says.”

Below, almost enough poses for a complete vinyasa yoga sequence!

Photos: ThisisMarilyn. Happy to provide additional attribution if you have sources. I think some were from LIFE Magazine, originally.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Photos: Marilyn Monroe does Yoga.”

  1. […] or at least doing yoga poses, and that site linked back to where they found the pictures, which is Elephant Magazine, a journal that started in Boulder, while I was there, was always free on Naropa’s campus, […]

  2. Heather Grimes says:

    These photos are incredible.

  3. LaurenLionheart says:

    Oh those are adorable. Homegirl was doing some early Laughter Yoga!

  4. Jerry says:

    Someone commented “spare me your inspirational… Marrilyn Monroe quotes.” I think it’s a sign that I’m getting my spiritual act together that this doesn’t tick me off, as it might have in the past. It just makes me sad for the person who wrote it.

  5. Ara says:

    I love how she is smiling!!! I try to encourage my students to smile in yoga….it is so hard to do everyone is so serious! 🙂

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