Trying to write your own White Album? Looks like you may have your Beatlesesque Transcendental Meditation experience yet. The ashram where the Fab Four studied TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 60s is finally opening back up. Having been shut down and overrun by nature's decay since 1981, the ashram is set to get [...]
Legendary Indian musician and star of the sitar, Ravi Shankar, has passed on this auspicious Wednesday, 12/12/12, at the age of 92. Best known for bringing classical Indian music to the West collaborating with the likes of Yehudi Menuhin, his sitar strumming really became popular in the 60s and into the 70s when he infamously influenced The Beatles' George Harrison. A little song called Norwegian Wood is a good example. It started to catch on with other bands like The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, The Turtles, The Mamas & The Papas...And so raga rock was born!
Welcome back to our fun new series! This week in Yoga Time Machine: On the 41st anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) we join the ghosts of yoga's past and travel one more year ahead to 1968, to Beatles era rock n' roll and yogi flunking! The Fab Four made their infamous [...]
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, spiritual leader launched into the spotlight by the famous visit from The Beatles in 1968, left his earthly body, February 5, 2008. Known for his Transcendental Meditation Movement, Mahareshi announced his retirement on January 11, 2008 stating, "Invincibility is irreversibly established in the world. My work is done. My designated duty to Guru Dev is fulfilled." He died just a month later.