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Please spend the next two minutes of your morning with this bizarrely fabulous old gem of a film clip featuring none other than The King himself getting a little yoga on at the hands of a strange old lady wearing an ugly caftan. 1967's Easy Come, Easy Go featured our boy Elvis rocking the beatnik black and twisting it up pretzel-style with a bunch of orange-tights-wearing lady yoginis.

Beyond the kitsch value and well, the utter absurdity of the whole thing, you've gotta give props to anyone who can rhyme a sing-song "serious" with "posterious." That's most definitely not a word, but we'll give skinny little yogi Elvis a break for being surprisingly flexible and charming in that monochromatic black. It's just a shame he didn't stick with the yoga in lieu of those peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Things might've turned out differently.

Yoga is as Yoga Does (YouTube)


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