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Black Icons Practicing Yoga | Quincy Jones, Part 2

Black Icons Practicing Yoga | Quincy Jones, Part 2

QUINCY JONES:  A MASTER MUSICIAN AND A DEVOTED YOGI
WRITTEN BY TAMARA JOHNSON | PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 7, 2023
Quincy Jones practicing yoga

 

Quincy Jones is a legendary music producer, composer, and arranger known for his incredible contributions to the music industry. With a career spanning over six decades, he has worked with some of the greatest musicians of all time, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Ray Charles. But aside from his musical talents, Jones is also a devoted practitioner of yoga.

Quincy Jones practicing yoga

Jones was introduced to yoga in the 1960s, and he has been practicing it ever since. He believes that yoga has played a significant role in his success, and he attributes much of his longevity and good health to his practice. Jones says that yoga has given him the ability to maintain his focus and stay calm in the midst of the hectic pace of the music industry.  

Quincy Jones practicing Bikram Yoga

The benefits of yoga are numerous, including increased flexibility, improved posture, reduced stress, and better mental and physical health. In an interview with CBS News, Jones said, “Yoga is the key to longevity, period. It keeps the body in tune and it keeps the mind in tune. That's why I've been doing it for so long.” He goes on to say that yoga has been an essential part of his life, and that he couldn’t imagine not practicing it every day.  Check out this clip here.

Quincy Jones practicing yoga

Jones’ commitment to yoga has inspired many people, and it’s a testament to the power of the practice. For Jones, yoga has been a lifelong pursuit, and he believes it has helped him maintain his energy and focus, even as he approaches his 90th birthday.  By prioritizing self-care through practices like yoga, we are better equipped to show up for others and make a bigger impact in the world.  Check out his book 12 Notes on Life and Creativity.

Quincy Jones practicing yoga

In conclusion, Quincy Jones’ dedication to yoga is a testament to the transformative power of the practice. Whether you’re a musician, a business person, or simply looking to improve your overall health and well-being, yoga is a practice that can offer many benefits. So why not give it a try and see what it can do for you? 

Do you want to make your self-care routine a priority?  Shop our Apothecary or take a free yoga class with Ensō Apothecary. Photo credits are from Quincy Jones's Instagram account and Pinterest.

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