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International Yoga Day: Bollywood Celebrities Swear By Yoga To Stay “Swasth”

International Yoga Day 2024: From Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rakul Preet Singh to Malaika Arora, Bollywood celebrities practice yoga to stay fit

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International Yoga Day: Bollywood Celebrities Swear By Yoga To Stay “Swasth”
International Yoga Day 2024 theme: Yoga for Self and Society

New Delhi: “My mind is in my control and I must not be controlled by my mind. (sic)” That is the actor and Yogi Shilpa Shetty’s reminder to the self to stay fit. On International Day of Yoga 2024, Shilpa Shetty shared a short video on social media in which she is seen practicing different asanas and narrating Lord Krishna’s verse on the importance of self-control. She captioned the video, “Every emotion is connected with the breath. If you change the breath and its rhythm with awareness, you can change the emotion. This Yoga Day, let’s make every breath count. (sic)”

In an interview with the news agency IANS, Shilpa praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting the ancient practice of yoga. She said,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a pivotal role in bringing yoga to the global stage. His efforts, including the establishment of International Yoga Day, have significantly increased worldwide awareness and appreciation of yoga’s benefits. This has inspired millions to embrace yoga, fostering a healthier and more balanced lifestyle globally.

Also Read: International Yoga Day: PM Modi Leads Celebrations In Srinagar, Union Ministers Follow

Shilpa urged to make yoga a part of one’s lifestyle. She said,

By spending just 20 minutes a day on simple asanas/breathing, you can improve your well-being and stay disciplined. Let’s make yoga a part of your lifestyle and enjoy its benefits together.

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan knows how to get the Chakrasana right. Check it out!

Actor Rakul Preet Singh shared pictures from the “partner stretches” session. In pics, Rakul is seen doing yoga with Jackky Bhagnani, her husband. She captioned the pictures, “Together in wellness and all things beautiful.”

Wishing her followers on International Day of Yoga, Rakul said, “Yoga is a state of mind, a state of bliss, a feeling of being one with yourself and the universe take baby steps towards a healthier you.”

On International Yoga Day, actor Malaika Arora shared a “gratitude” post and thanked yoga for being the change maker. In a video, she said, “Dear yoga, I don’t tell you this enough but if it wasn’t for you I don’t know where I would be today.”

Also Read: International Yoga Day 2024: From Times Square To Patong Beach, The World Celebrates Yoga

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini did Yoga in Mathura. During a conversation with news agency ANI, she spoke about the relevance of Yoga and said, “Everyone should practice yoga daily for at least 30 minutes to stay disease-free.”

Actor Jackie Shroff was seen participating in a yoga practice session in Mumbai. While speaking to the media, he urged journalists to “breathe”.

The family that practices yoga together, stays fit together. That looks like the mantra of Soha and her family. Watch them balance through various poses.

Also Read: Indian Embassy Celebrates International Yoga Day In Washington

If you have been meaning to start a yoga practice, the time is now, take the message from actor Neha Dhupia. In a bunch of pictures shared on social media, the actor is seen acing a headstand, and a mountain pose, among others.

Actor Vidya Malvade’s Instagram handle is an exhibit of her love affair with yoga. On International Day of Yoga, the actor led a one-hour class in New Delhi. She said, “Every day is Yoga Day for me.”

Entrepreneur and Actor Masaba Gupta wrote about the role of prenatal yoga. In an Instagram post, the expectant mother wrote, “Gentle & mindful is the way. Lots of Breath-work, brahmari and deep shavasanas. Gratitude to my incredible teachers in this phase of my life. (sic)”

Do you practice yoga? Tell us in the comments!

Also Read: Indian Embassy Organises Yoga Demonstration In Pokhara Ahead Of International Day Of Yoga

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