Om. M. G!

May 27, 2009 | By Bridget Burns | Entertainment

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Recently, The New York Times published a piece about an unlikely yoga master, a former drug addict living in Los Angeles,  teaching hoards of eager students, some of whom are in the public eye.  Heather Graham, Robert Downey Jr., and David Duchovny are counted amongst them, which led to our curiosity about other famous yogis.  Marg Helgenberger was photographed, early in her acting career doing  a handstand, and Marylin Monroe is pictured doing a bow pose (below).

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We’ve seen plenty of candid shots showing actresses with their mats in hand, leaving the yoga studio, but who is a serious yoga practitioner? Russell Simmons is a devoted yogi with a strong connection to the Jivamukti studio in Manhattan and Degrassi High’s “Liz” (Cathy Keenan) is a yoga teacher in Toronto. Actress Mariel Hemingway owns a yoga studio in Sun Valley, Idaho and credits the stability she has found in her life to the practice of this ancient discipline.   Let’s take a look at some more famous devotees here.

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