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The Unwitting Yogi

April 7, 2019

I was a little late jumping on to the ‘Bohemain Rhapsody’ bandwagon, but when I did I was spellbound. The movie was well done, and the portrayal of the characters was spell binding.

Freddie Mercury was perhaps the greatest rockstar of all time, but he was also an unwitting yogi.  While going through a bunch of his pictures on Pinterest I started to notice that a lot of his moves on stage looked like yogic postures.  The more pictures I saw, the more yogasanas I recognized.  So I put together a bunch of Freddie Mercury’s pictures and the corresponding asana.

 

Trikonasana/Triangle Pose

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I have a love-hate relationship with this asana, but you’ve got to admit it looks like Freddie is performing it in this iconic pose.

Vrkshasana/Tree Pose

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That costume and balancing on the toes!!!

And variations of the Tree pose…

Chaturanga/Plank Pose

Every yogi knows the agony of getting this one right.

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Those biceps though.

 

Virbhardasana/Warrior Pose

Marichyasana/Sage Marichi’s Pose

This is a bit of a stretch of the imagination, but you have to admit there’s a twist there.  Also, Freddie’s flat abs, his chiselled body, the energy – is this the real life?

 

 

 

Backbends

My biggest challenge…but look at him.

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Can I just point out the clean lines and the lifted sternum?

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply ashima rishi April 7, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    The resemblance is uncanny.Good on you to have spotted it.

  • Reply Susanne Mayer April 7, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Absolutely…
    He was amazing – I still haven’t seen the movie but sure will – in Hongkong or on my flight back to Europe.
    Great idea to check out his poses and put some asanas against them… :-))

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