List Of 27 Celebrities Who Practice Yoga:
#1 Jennifer Aniston
She claims that the practice keeps her in check and is her go-to practice when she needs to prepare mentally and physically for anything.
“When I started doing yoga with Mandy, I noticed many things. My legs getting leaner. My arms getting stronger, and most importantly, I noticed an inner strength.”
#2 Britney Spears
Britney Spears told Shape magazine that she does one hour and a half of yoga two times per week along with a lot of cardio.
The star has been known to practice yoga as part of her fitness and health regimen, and she seems to have reaped its body-confidence building benefits.
#4 Jessica Alba
Jessica shared in an interview with Self:
“A couple times a week, I wake up at 5:15 for a hot yoga class. I don’t like working out, but I feel really good after. It gives me energy and it just sets a good foundation for the day.”
#5 Robert Downey Jr
He has a personal entourage which includes power-flow yoga teacher Vinnie Marino, a martial-arts instructor, and massage therapist, to help keep him in shape and of sane mind. He said:
“Vinnie is the ultimate yoga instructor – skilled, occasionally brutal, yet compassionate and witty.”
He is a daily practitioner of meditation and yoga, mainly Ashtanga Yoga. Sting shared:
”Yoga is a great way to offset the downsides of touring by bringing much-needed peace and sanity into what can be a hectic life. Like music, yoga is a journey – one that is long enough so you keep developing, and keep learning. I don’t see an end to it.”
#7 Meghan Markle
“My mom was a yoga instructor so that practice is in my blood. There are so many benefits that come with the practice of yoga…increased flexibility and muscle strength, greater happiness, increased mental focus, a greater ability to relax, decreased anxiety and better sleep.”
#8 Adam Levine
He said during an interview:
“My first class felt like someone was ripping my body apart. It wasn’t what you’d call peaceful. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
#9 David Beckham
Beckham fell in love with yoga after a one-on-one session with Bikram Choudhury.
#10 Charlize Theron
The South African actress is a fitness fanatic who enjoys both Pilates and yoga, however, her secret lies in having a healthy diet as well.
#11 Kate Hudson
Kate said in an interview:
“I have had the pleasure of practicing with Guru Jagat, and Kundalini has been one of my favorite forms of meditation and yoga practice.”
#12 Tom Hanks
In an interview on British morning show Lorraine, Tom stated:
“I started doing the yoga, it’s the greatest thing you can ever do.”
#13 Maria Sharapova
”When I do yoga it also allows me to sort of think about what I have to do, how my body is going to go into the next position, and breathing into the stretches. It’s almost mentally stabilizing in one place.”
#14 Russell Brand
He is not shy about his dedication to his body and mind, and it is well-known that he is an avid meditator. Also, Russel has said that yoga has transformed his life.
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#15 Gwyneth Paltrow
The actress practices yoga every morning for 6 days a week. In addition, Gwyneth quoted to have said this about her practice:
“… yoga has completely changed me. I try to do it every day, and the effect is amazing. It’s not just during the hours that I’m practicing. It’s about how it filters through into the rest of my life. It makes all the other bullsh*t dissipate. Who I am has emerged, and everything else has gone by the wayside.”
#16 Matthew McConaughey
He likes to stay fit with yoga on the beach.
#17 Jennifer Lawrence
“Beyond the incredible transformation, I begin to see with my body, working with Mandy has helped me become more in tune with my body and spirit. She has helped me find a balance between a physical strength and inner strength.”
#18 Alessandra Ambrosio
The Victoria’s Secret model told Shape Magazine:
“When I want to relax and get some nice stretch and open up my body, I do yoga. If I’m traveling, I’ll try to always fit in 10 minutes when I wake up.”
#19 Olivia Wilde
She took prenatal yoga classes as preparation to be a first-time mom.
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#20 Jessica Biel
The actress said to Us Weekly magazine:
“Yoga for me is more of an elongating thing.”
In an interview with Fox411, Jessica said:
“I have no life … I spend a lot of time in yoga class.”
She started practicing yoga in 1996, to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter, Lourdes. Madonna told Motley Health:
“Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can’t rush. You can’t skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can’t judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul.”
#22 Gisele Bündchen
She practices the Anusara yoga every morning and couples it with meditation and healthy eating.
#23 Kim Kardashian
She takes private yoga lessons to increase flexibility.
#24 Ellie Goulding
She told The Huffington Post:
“If I’m at home in London, ideally I like to try and fit in a couple of bikram yoga sessions a week.”
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#25 LeBron James
“Yoga isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind and it’s a technique that has really helped me. You do have to focus because there’s some positions that can really hurt you at times if you aren’t focused and breathing right.”
#26 Woody Harrelson
“Yoga is the best thing for your sex life! It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner’s body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing’s sexier than that.”
#27 Miley Cyrus
On one of her Instagram shots, Miley captioned a pose with:
“Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY!”
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