International Yoga Day has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. Many people have found that doing yoga helps them relax and helps them excel in their daily activities. These people include iconic celebrities.
Some of these celebrities are:
1. Shilpa Shetty: Shilpa Shetty is an Indian actress, film producer, dancer, author, businesswoman and former model. She is famous for her movie "Life in a... Metro" and also for her dance performance in Dostana. The actress believes that yoga is more than an exercise, rather it is a discipline.
2. David Beckham: David Beckham is an English former professional footballer. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. Beckham has stated that he has found relaxation and strength through yoga.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena is an Indian actress who has acted in a variety of film genres ranging from romantic comedies to crime dramas. She is so flexible that she can do some of the most difficult yoga poses like the headstand and chakrasana.
4. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is an American actress, model, producer and singer. She is famous for her movies Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. She once said to US Weekly magazine that Yoga for her is an elongating thing.
5. Malaika Arora
Known for her glowing skin and her fit body, Bollywood Diva Malaika Arora has always been one of the fittest celebrities in the industry. The fitness enthusiast is not only a keen yoga follower but has also taken her passion for yoga one step ahead by investing in a yoga start-up and opened a yoga studio in Mumbai. In her pictures on the social media platforms, the star can be seen not only just performing yoga but doing gravity-defying poses which inspires her fans to get as flexible and fit as the star is. Not only this, the mother of a 17-year-old son, has kept herself young and glowing. In her interviews, she has been talked about holistic wellbeing of the mind and the body and finding inner peace, and how Yoga helped her do that. She also lists Yoga as the secret to her youth - well, Yoga and her genes.
6. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey is an American actor famous for his roles in Ghost of Girlfriend's Past and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. McConaughey loves to stay fit by doing yoga on the beach.
7. Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri is an American actress and model who works in the Indian film industry. She is famous for her role in Main Tera Hero. This actress has stated that yoga has given her both mental and physical strength.
8. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is an American actress, producer and businesswoman famous for playing Rachel in the hit sitcom Friends. Aniston has stated that, "Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly."