International Yoga Day 2020: 5 Indian celebrities who are yoga enthusiasts

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The world and the United Nations will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June

Looking healthy and fit is one of the requirements  for Bollywood celebrities. While most of the celebrities hit the gym to get a toned and attractive physique, there are some who swear by Yoga to get a fit body, stress-free mind and glowing skin. As the world gears up to celebrate the International Yoga Day 2020 on 21st June, we have brought you the list of Bollywood stars who practice this ancient Indian exercise and inspire others to take up Yoga too.

1. Shilpa Shetty

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We’re living in some extreme situations right now. On the one hand, there’s so much to do around the house while many are also working-from-home; on the other hand, the excess free time keeps us seated for long hours with very little movement – a massive state of confusion for the body. All of this, however, can lead to a stiff and painful back & muscles. It’s important to keep stretching and strengthening the back to avoid any long-term, severe pain. So, I practice this routine regularly and it works wonders for me. It strengthens the back & abdominal muscles, improves flexibility in the spine & enhances the body posture. It also relieves back pain & relaxes the back muscles, while opening up the lungs. Give your body a little activity so it doesn’t go into a state of shock in these testing times. Stay indoors, stay safe! @shilpashettyapp . . . . . #SwasthRahoMastRaho #MondayMotivation #FitIndia #FitIndiaMovement #IndiaFightsCorona #GetFit2020 #yoga #yogisofinstagram #yogasehihoga #stayindoors #staysafe

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra is a huge Yoga enthusiast and practices Yoga asanas on a regular basis. We bet you won’t be able to guess her age correctly. Her social media is filled with Yoga asanas to motivate others to do the same. She practices “Suryanamaskar” every day and it is also her favourite exercise.

2. Malaika Arora

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Hey everyone. I know you’ve been wondering where I had disappeared but I think we all needed some time to ourselves. Locked down at home has made us closer to ourselves, physically and mentally. But I think a lot of us have embraced it and adjusted our lives around this ‘new normal’ and a lot of you have been asking me what I’m doing at home, how I’m staying regular at my workouts. So here I am, back at it and back for you, with #malaikasmoveoftheweek So all of you who’ve been spending Monday’s wondering what to do, its time to stretch out those muscles! Remember to tag @sarvayogastudios & me when you do the pose. This week’s move is Halasana and here’s how you can do it: 1. Lie on your back with your palms facing the ground 2. Take a deep breathe in and with that exhale, press your palms into the floor and raise your legs towards the ceiling 3. For added support you can place your hands on your lower back 4. You can also bend your knees if you’re losing balance 5. Slowly & gradually, try touching your feet to the ground behind 6. Breathe slowly. To come out of the post, slowly release your hands from your back and bring your feet flat on the ground Halasana is known to calm you sympathetic nervous system and flush out toxins – from your body and your mind. Now let’s see some beautiful pictures rolling in and get the week started! #malaikasmoveoftheweek #mylifemyyoga #internationalyogaday #sarvayoga #yogaplusmondays #mondaymotivation #fitindiamovement

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The evergreen diva Malaika Arora credits Yoga for her fit and toned body. She is actually the perfect example of “The curious case of Benjamin Button” as she is growing hotter day by day. She was introduced to Yoga by Kareena Kapoor Khan first and now it has become a regular thing for Malaika.

Read more: Feeling Depressed, Suicidal? Let Yoga Pick You Up From The Doldrums!

3. Jacqueline Fernandes

If you have not seen Jacqueline Fernandes pulling off difficult Yoga asanas with ease, you need some help with your Instagram rules. Although she hits the gym too, Yoga is her favourite exercise. The ‘Kick’ actress keeps posting images and videos of her doing some insane Yoga moves on her Instagram account.

4. Akshay Kumar

The hit machine of Bollywood Akshay Kumar often asks people to practice Yoga every day. He himself practices Yoga regularly and is one of the fittest actors ever. He has also taken part in the #MyLifeMyYoga campaign to promote health and fitness.

5. Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Sweating it outttt!!!#besties #workoutbiddies!

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The ‘Bebo’ of Bollywood is known for her fitness and health even after being a mother. She practices Surya Namaskar every day and credits Yoga for regaining the ‘size zero’.

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