Bollywood celebs stress on importance of fitness on Yoga Day

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actress-politician Hema Malini and Shilpa Shetty among others have encouraged fans to make Yoga a part of their daily routine, on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led the first International Yoga Day celebrations in the country, defining yoga as a means to train the human mind to begin a new era of peace and harmony.

Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Shilpa Shetty
Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Shilpa Shetty

While the PM practised 'asanas' along with nearly 35,000 participants during a mega event at Rajpath in Delhi, Bollywood stars rooted for Yoga via their Twitter pages. "Yog... Yoga... Yoga...!! shirsa Aasan!!" read Bachchan's tweet.

Shilpa, a fitness enthusiast, participated in the celebrations in Benguluru.

"Enjoyed a great Yoga session under the sky with 10000 people joining me in doing the asanas. What a historic day. Happy international yoga day," she tweeted.

Malini said, "International Yoga Day today! I hope everyone is doing at least some asanas as our PM has requested! Spread the culture- we need it badly!"

"It's a historic first! Happy #YogaDay to everyone. Practicing #Yoga has intense benefits for the body, mind and the soul," said actress-MP Kirron Kher.

Her actor-husband Anupam Kher wrote, "Only a person like my Grandfather (Yoga Guru) could give me the ultimate advice, 'Bheegha hua aadmi baarish se nahi darta' (A man, who is already drenched, does not fear rain), #HappyYogaDay."

Actress Juhi Chawla, who participated in a group yoga session at a local club this morning, posted, "Let us celebrate #Yogaday by doing "Namaskar" - the simplest form of #YogaForAll."

"Seen yoga being practised all over the world. It's time we practice what is ours, by us. #YogaDay I'm up and about early on #YogaDay Well that's a start!" wrote actor Boman Irani.

Actor Sidharth Malhotra said, "#InternatioanalDayofYoga Yoga should be a integral part of our daily life, to reach our true potential."

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