Yoga comprises of exercising and postures that creates profound and beneficial effects physically, mentally and spiritually. It is an amazing way to improve health and fitness as well as make oneself centered, calm and focus. Yoga has been around for hundreds of years dating as back as 3000 B.C. In the recent years, yoga has become increasingly popular with celebrities to maintain their fitness and appearance as well as help them deal with their hectic schedule and job pressure. Here are some of the celebrities that dominate the yoga scene in the Hollywood.
Madonna practices Ashtanga yoga. It consists of synchronized breathing patterns with posing. It increases the heartbeat and creates a purifying internal heat, which cleanses and detoxifies the organs and blood.
Physical health and fitness is very important to Madonna and her great body is owed to Ashtanga Yoga. She started practicing yoga after the birth of her daughter Lourdes and has been devoted to it ever since.
When it comes to yoga practice among celebrities, Jennifer Aniston’s name is bound to come up. Her choice of yoga style is Hatha, which is a popular and commonly practiced form of Yoga. It helps one’s physicality to help balance the opposing energies within oneself. She practices Hatha yoga three to four times a week for two hours each time. She believes that she has grown half an inch due to yoga. She appreciates yoga for its therapeutic nature and its healing effects on the mind and the body. Yoga has helped Aniston quit smoking and helped her deal with unfortunate and hurtful events in her life.
Gwyneth Paltrow prefers Ashtanga style of yoga. She has experienced major positive changes in her life since she started doing yoga. She has reduced her drinking, started eating healthier and feels cleaner internally. She started practicing yoga few years before the birth of her children which helped her with pregnancy and childbirth. Yoga has made the actress feel better than ever and she looks amazing as well. Her favorite yoga pose is Baddha Konasana.
George Clooney choice of yoga is Bikram, also called hot yoga. It is an energetic style of yoga and is practiced within a room with raised temperature. It promotes metabolism and burn fat quicker. Clooney learned the yoga directly from the originator of the technique, Bikram Choudhury. Whenever he is near a Bikram yoga studio, he takes 90 minute yoga classes. Choudhury refers to Clooney as one of his best student, disciplined and focused – unlike among “the crazy crowd of undisciplined lunatics in Hollywood.”