No matter how hard you slog on those sturdy gym machines, there is a certain calmness and peace of mind that only yoga can bring to you. But that’s not it. From flexibility to core strength, a power-packed yoga routine can literally help you target it all. It is wholesome, it is holistic, it is complete. That’s exactly why some of our B-town stars swear by its many benefits and have been ardent yoga followers for years now. Well, it is International Yoga Day today and we've compiled a list of all the Indian actresses who swear by the power of yoga in keeping both their physical and mental health on track.
The world knows about Shilpa Shetty’s love for Surya namaskars and yoga. In fact, she often teaches yoga poses to her followers on Instagram as well as on the Shilpa Shetty Fitness app. Earlier today, the actress took to Instagram and talked about the importance of breathing in yoga. “BREATHE... it’s THE most important function that the body performs. Breathing right helps provide oxygen to the organs to perform all the crucial processes, from cognition to digestion to strengthening the immune system,” she wrote in her caption. In the video, she can also be seen teaching Bhramari Pranayama to her followers. Take a look:
“YOGI+A wanderer in the world of health, mindfulness and wellness,” reads Malaika Arora’s Instagram bio and that’s enough to prove her love for yoga. The actress has her own yoga studio called Diva Yoga and has been teaching the nuances of the practice through Sarva Yoga Studios as well. Just recently, she also talked about how she has converted Arjun Kapoor into a yoga enthusiast who now looks forward to his yoga days more than any other workout routine.
Kangana Ranaut swears by the power of yoga and all that it can do for both physical and mental transformation. Last year in December, she took to social media, shared a picture of her in a graceful yoga pose and called it her “favourite part of the day.” On the eve of International Yoga Day yesterday, the actress shared pictures of her family doing yoga. She also talked about how the practice has changed their lives and has helped her mom avoid an open-heart surgery.
Remember when Kareena Kapoor Khan went size zero? Well, Surya namaskars and her dedicated yoga practice helped her a great deal to get into shape. That said, her glorious skin is proof enough for her yoga love, right? In fact, the actress posted pictures of her striking graceful yoga poses even during her second pregnancy last year, making a strong case for the holistic practice.
Remember when Kareena Kapoor shared that she wanted a body like Jaqueline’s? Well, let us just tell you that a lot of yoga has gone into the making of that fit bod. One of the fittest actresses in B-town, Jaqueline loves few things as much as yoga and posts videos of her practicing it. Earlier today, she took to Instagram and shared how her organisation YOLO Foundation celebrated International Yoga Day with the girls from Mumbai’s USF NGO. “Happy World Yoga Day from @jf.yolofoundation had a great afternoon with the girls from the @usf_mumbai and thank you @vrindaofficial for sharing some great yoga and meditation breathing exercises with us!!,” she wrote.
For Taapsee, it is the calming effect of yoga and meditation that work as the real magic. Last year on International Yoga Day, Taapsee had talked about the importance of yoga in her life on Instagram. She wrote, ''Like most of us, I always thought that yoga is just about twisting our body into complicated contortions and about being a human pretzel. Sitting on the mat every day for a few minutes, trying to tune in even when infinite thoughts might interfere, offers as many benefits to our body and mind''.
From her curvy days to her fittest best, Sara Ali Khan has had a major transformation and gives major credit to yoga. Be it a busy shooting schedule or a spontaneous vacay, the actress never fails to squeeze in some yoga in her everyday routine. Earlier today, she took to Instagram to post a picture of her performing yoga. "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self🙏🏻 Happy International Yoga Day 🧘♀️💟," she captioned the post.
Here's wishing you all a very happy International Yoga day! Hope these gorgeous and fit ladies convinced you to take up the practice!
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