Today, on International Yoga Day, we celebrate Bollywood’s yogis who have been spreading the word about the discipline for years. Here are a few who frequently share their favourite asanas and mindful practices.
Yoga is an economical technique to keep all ailments and anxieties at bay, and countless actors swear by it and follow it consistently. Celebrities have included yoga in their fitness routines and can’t stop talking about it because of its numerous benefits and impacts.
1. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt is recognised for her athletic physique. Her transformation from fat to fit has greatly inspired all of her fans. Alia Bhatt is as serious and driven to her fitness programmes as she is to her films. The actress has frequently published photos and videos of herself doing yoga. Alia is practising Kapotasana, or Pigeon Pose, in this shot. It is done to help strengthen the spine and the brain.
2. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, an actor and “mindful yogi,” has been doing yoga for more than two decades. She starts each day with yoga, no matter how busy she is, since she is flexible, gorgeous, and fit. Shilpa does Suryanamaskaras and combines them with other asanas such as Gatyatmak Anjaneyasana, Baddha Trikonasana, Viparita Naukasana, Natrajasana, and Eka pada Utkatasana to break up the monotony of workouts while toning and strengthening her body. She also runs a fitness app that focuses on yoga poses and exercises.
3. Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora has done it all, from opening a network of yoga and fitness facilities to promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle on social media. Yoga is at the heart of her workout routine, and she is the embodiment of glamour and fitness. Malaika practises Chakrasana, Virabhadrasana, and Bhujangasana, as well as a variety of breathing and core strengthening exercises. She also does acro yoga, aerial yoga, and power yoga on a regular basis.
4. Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet’s Instagram is all about her holiday pics, film promotions, OOTDs, and healthy lifestyle. She includes headstands, breathing control exercises, and a lot of stretching into her aerial and power yoga programme. Rakul also enjoys meditation and utilises yoga to increase her flexibility as well as tone and build her body.
5. Milind Soman
Soman demonstrated the Surya namaskar with his wife in one of his recent Instagram posts. For the uninitiated, it is a yoga asana that is performed in the manner of a sun salutation. It consists of a specific sequence of twelve yoga asanas that are best done around daybreak.
The fitness enthusiast has written in the caption that the couple has been trying to “sync our different interpretations of Surya namaskar”, and that it takes him 7 minutes every morning to do 30 Surya namaskars.
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6. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s change has been extremely remarkable, from being all about size zero to now embracing her figure and supporting body positivity. She refers to her yoga mat as her “favourite area” and has been sharing snippets from her yoga positions and practice sessions on social media. Kareena doesn’t mind showcasing her post-yoga glow and beautiful, faultless poses on the internet, from practising 108 Surya Namaskar to Bhujangasana and Trikonasana.
7. Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor is an avid yoga practitioner. When she’s not shooting, the actress goes to the gym to get in a quick exercise. A brief glance at Kapoor’s Instagram account reveals that she is dedicated to her exercise programme. Janhvi is seen in the first shot doing various poses such as Sirshapada Natarajasana and aerial yoga to extend her back.