- Yoga – the best friend of your body: Amitabh Bachchan
- Yoga brings balance: Dia Mirza
- Yoga is journey of the self, through the self, to the self: Sara Ali Khan
New Delhi: Many Bollywood celebrities swear by their daily yoga routine. Celebrating the occasion of International Yoga Day, several celebs tried to inspire their followers to adopt Yoga as part of their lifestyle. International Yoga Day is observed on June 21, every year with an aim to raise awareness about the mental and physical benefits of the ancient practice. From Amitabh Bachchan to Sara Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty, here are the celebs who took to their social media handles to urge their fans to practice Yoga.
Big B of Bollywood and Banega Swasth India’s Campaign Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan said,
Yoga – the best friend of your body.
T 3942 – .. and Yoga the best friend of your body .. pic.twitter.com/4c8mz5W6xD
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 21, 2021
“Yoga brings balance,” says Actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza as she shared the pictures of her favourite Yoga poses.
Yoga brings balance.
Yoga + Nature creates healing and harmony. Being with nature strengthens the immune system, sharpens our senses and improves general sense of wellbeing. Also brings JOY .
Yoga brings balance.
Yoga + Nature creates healing and harmony. Being with nature strengthens the immune system, sharpens our senses and improves general sense of wellbeing. Also brings JOY ☀️????????????♀️????#InternationalYogaDay #Yoga #YogaDay #ForNature pic.twitter.com/LVyH211gMk
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 21, 2021
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self, says Sara Ali Khan.
In a long Instagram post and video, Actor Shilpa Shetty highlighted the importance of yoga and breathing exercises. Her caption read,
Happy World Yoga Day. BREATHE… it’s THE most important function that the body performs. Breathing right helps provide oxygen to the organs to perform all the crucial processes, from cognition to digestion to strengthening the immune system. So, on World Yoga Day, let’s start by practicing the Bhramari Pranayama. It helps generate up to 15% more nitric oxide through the vibrations of the humming sound, ‘Aum’. This, in turn, helps early recovery and healing from Covid-19. Spare a few minutes to focus on your breathing today with the Bhramari Pranayama. It relaxes the mind and lowers stress, while improving concentration and alleviating anxiety.
Actor Sameera Reddy says that watching her and her husband do yoga has helped her kids understand the importance of breathing and balance at an early age.
Chaos in balance ! That’s our family yoga everyday #internationalyogaday
watching us do yoga has helped the kids understand the importance of breathing & balance at an early age. We’re so grateful to have yoga in our lives! Happy World Yoga Day.
Actor Alia Bhatt also shared her yoga routine, as her cat looked upon.
Kareena Kapoor marked International Yoga Day by posting a stunning picture from her fitness diaries on her Instagram stories and wished her fans.
Happy International Yoga Day. Free your mind.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.