Paul McCartney's yoga show
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 January 2009
Sir Paul McCartney is going to headline a concert to raise money for school children to learn the transcendental technique yogic flying
Sir Paul McCartney is going to headline a concert to raise money for yogic flying.
Renowned film director David Lynch is organising the "global benefit" in New York on April 4 - which will also star Moby, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam guitarist Eddie Vedder and Donovan - and is determined to raise enough money to teach the meditative technique to school children.
David believes the world will change "overnight" if enough kids learn transcendental meditation, adding if one per cent decided to practice in groups they will bring about world peace. He hopes to get 200,000 children in every continent learning it.
David said in a message on his website: "Every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence - bliss - the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep with all of us."
David has been practicing yogic flying for 34 years, after a woman who "looked like Doris Day" taught him the technique - which sees the practitioner sit in the cross-legged lotus position and wait for the body to lift up and move forward in short jumps.
David became close to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - who popularised transcendental meditation - in 2003 when he attended the guru's Millionaire's Enlightenment Course.
Former Beatle Paul was one of the Maharishi's celebrity followers.
David managed to convince Yogi to reduce the cost of yogic flying courses so more people could learn it and has spent the last two years touring the world promoting it.
The film director's next project will be a road movie of his time touring the transcendental meditation message around the world.