You've heard of people working out together but did you know Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan practise yoga together? The Nawabi couple do a form of yoga called Yin Yang Yoga or Partner Yoga. How is Partner Yoga beneficial for couples? It enables in creating harmony and balance and enhancing an understanding of one another. Kareena and Saif practise for an hour and fifteen minutes. This form of yoga is tailor-made for couples, says their personal trainer.
Saif Ali Khan, who adopted the practice of yoga from his wife Kareena Kapoor, invited his 'Cocktail' heroines, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty, to join him during his yoga sessions on the sets of his home production. Saif took a fancy for yoga on the sets of Tashan. Not only did his romance with Kareena start on the sets then, but he also managed to lose some kilos, thanks to the gruelling yoga sessions.
Malaika Arora is 45-years-old and the mother of a 15-year-old son. Who would believe that? Malaika maintains her svelte figure by practising yoga regularly.
Instructor Anshuka Parwani helps Malaika Arora get closer to her fitness goals as she combines the best of aerial yoga, aerial Pilates and aerial fitness into one power-packed hour for a full-body workout.
A fitness freak and an ardent advocate of yoga, Shilpa Shetty credits her weight loss, after becoming a mother, to yoga and working out. She maintains her svelte figure by practising power yoga. She even launched her own DVD in which she demonstrates several asanas which can help people lose weight the right way. The actress has also recently launched her holistic wellness app called the Shilpa Shetty App. She wrote, "This app will help you achieve your fitness goals with curated diet plans in a holistic way with new and easy ways to lose weight" while describing it on Instagram.
An ardent advocate of a healthy lifestyle, Lara Dutta too has yoga DVDs to her credit. She has been practising yoga for over 10 years now. She started in New York during her Miss Universe days. She has tried different kinds of yoga from Iyengar, Ashtang and Hathayoga to Aquayoga.
Bollywood actress-turned-columnist and interior designer Twinkle Khanna shared this adorable picture of her daughter Nitara practising yoga with her. Known for her wit and sense of humour, Twinkle Khanna warned the yoga guru Baba Ramdev of competition from her little one. She tweeted, "Baba Ramdev you have some tough competition coming your way as Baby Nitara learns all the moves #YogaFilledLife."
Well, even Sherlyn Chopra has a DVD to her credit which is a mix of weight training, gymming, yoga, functional training and martial arts.
Riya Sen is now a certified yoga teacher and trainer. The sex siren says yoga transformed her life and gave her inner peace and is keen on extolling the virtues of yoga than acting. She has been posting a lot of pictures and videos on her Instagram page, with an intent to inspire more and more people to practise yoga.
Kangana Ranaut swears by yoga and it has changed her life. In an interview to Vogue magazine, Kangana said, "Yoga is a gift and I actually think that I have survived due to it. Through meditation, pranayama and yoga postures, I could vent out a lot of restless energy. It brought a lot of spiritual and physical balance in me and I think it helped me gain qualities like perseverance and patience or controlling my impulses. I think I lasted and survived and could achieve all I have because of yoga."
First, Kareena Kapoor Khan got good friend Tusshar Kapoor to try out power yoga classes. Later, the actor got his sister Ekta to try it out as well. Tusshar alternates between weight training and power yoga and does two sessions per week to keep fit.
Tusshar Kapoor performs a Fly-Fit pose at Anshuka Yoga studio. His instructor Anshuka Parwani shared this image and captioned it, "The #AirFit inverted #ButterflyPose #Baddhakonasana helps to open up that groin, inner thighs and hamstrings while working that core with all the benefits of an #inversion. #aerialyoga #painful #destressing #bandra #strengthening #balance #peace #bloodcirculation."
Huma Qureshi too practises yoga. Her instructor Anshuka Parwani shared her image and captioned it as, "Huma Qureshi performs a Fly-Fit yoga pose at Anshuka Parwani's yoga studio!"
Yoga has not only helped Jennifer Aniston maintain her slim frame, but has also proved to be a positive influence on her to quit smoking. The FRIENDS actress attends at least 5 yoga sessions in a week.
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen spends her mornings practising yoga for an hour with daughter Vivian by her side. She posted this picture online along with a message, "Practising yoga with my little partner before going to work."
Pop star Nicole Scherzinger hasn't let her split from long-time boyfriend and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton bring her down. The singer is instead keeping herself fighting fit by doing yoga. Nicole, who has in the past confessed to having dealt with bulimia - an eating disorder - now seems to be leading a healthy lifestyle. The singer even posted this picture of herself doing a perfect split mid-headstand on her Instagram account. She captioned the image with a piece of advice for her fans, "Monday morning #yoga! Never stop stretching and challenging yourself. First headstand!".
Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr has a body to die for and guess how the dimpled beauty maintains it? By doing yoga for 30 minutes daily.
Wonder how Malaika Arora stays in shape or how Kangana Ranaut remains agile for all her action moves? The answer is Yoga. Here are some Bollywood and international celebs who perform yoga regularly and will inspire you to practise it too. P.S: Happy International Yoga Day!
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