The benefits of yoga have been discussed for ages now. It is that tool which unites one’s mind, body, and breath has gained worldwide popularity. Yoga, which was once practiced for spiritual gain, has now also become one of the most popular fitness routines.
Apparently many even have faith in its physical as well as mental benefits and endorse yoga to lead a happier and more productive life. With the world celebrating International Yoga Day today, let us talk about our Bollywood celebrities who practice yoga and have inspired many to pick it up.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The actress, who stunned everyone by attaining a size-zero figure, attributed her fitness to yoga. Kareena is known to practice 50 surya namaskars every day along with 45 minutes of other yoga asanas. She performs Yoga not only to keep herself fit but also to de-stress. Likewise Shilpa Shetty Kundra has launched several DVDs, where she is seen performing different asanas, to promote and endorse yoga. Suffering from a neck problem and chronic spondylitis, she began taking professional yoga training which benefited her immensely. A self-confessed yoga lover, the actress always credits yoga for her incredibly fit figure.
We all know Akshay Kumar's love for martial arts and it is a known fact among his fans and media. However, as part of his overall fitness regime, he also practices yoga and meditates regularly. While Sidharth Malhotra is a fitness enthusiast and finds new ways to keep himself in shape, whether it is cycling or playing basketball. He practices yoga as well and has shared pictures of him performing asanas on his social media page.
Apparently, Malaika was introduced to yoga by Kareena Kapoor Khan and has now become a yoga enthusiast herself. She practices power yoga for a couple of hours every day, no matter how hectic her schedule is. Bipasha Basu is a known yoga and fitness icon of the country. Bipasha, who firmly believes in leading a healthy lifestyle and practices yoga on a regular basis.
Lara Dutta is yet another celebrity who practices yoga every day. She has a YouTube channel where she uploads videos of her performing yoga asanas. She practiced prenatal yoga as well during her pregnancy. And lastly Nargis Fakhri was introduced to yoga by her friend and has been practicing it since 2006. She feels positive after doing yoga and feels that’s what keeps her hooked on to it.