10 Celebrities That Do Yoga

 Yoga is an ancient practice that teaches balance, mindfulness and peace and has become a favourite past time of these 10 celebrities that do yoga. Like many people, they are well aware of the benefits of yoga. Many of the top names in Hollywood have embraced this practice but here are just ten of them.

  1.  Meg Ryan– The first on our list of ten celebrities that do yoga is Meg Ryan. The “When Harry Met Sally” star admitted that she practices yoga. She says, “it changes my life. It made me calmer. It puts you right in the place of witness- which is great.” She is faithful to the practice and uses her interviews to spread the word about yoga.
  2.  Dennis Quaid- Fellow actor and husband to Meg Ryan admits to practicing yoga with his wife. They have made yoga a part of their everyday routine.
  3.  Ricky Martin– Ricky has said that he's also learning the art of yoga, with it he has been learning how to control the compulsive and often times obsessive decisions in life as well as how to connect his heart with his mind.

  4.  Madonna– Quite possibly the most famous of the ten celebrities that do yoga is Madonna. She is very open to the fact that she partakes in the practice. "Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly,” Madonna says. “You can't rush. You can't skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can't judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul."

  5.  Gwyneth Paltrow– One of the ten celebrities that do yoga, Gwyneth claims that she has practiced yoga for several years and has even had a private yoga studio built inside her London home. She uses every chance she gets to teach others about the practice

  6.  LA Lakers– Proving that yoga isn't limited to delicate actresses and musicians, the Los Angeles Lakers is number six on the list of ten celebrities that do yoga. They practice yoga as a team a few times a week, claiming that the practice has helped to increase balance and coordination and helps them to prevent injuries during games.

  7.  Evander Holyfield– A well known boxer, Evander Holyfield has admitted to being yet another celebrity yoga veteran. He says he's been practicing for years and like many others claims that it helps him concentrate and remain focused on his matches and daily life.

  8.  Sting– Possibly one of the most well known people in music, Sting and his wife have proudly admitted to practicing yoga. As number eight on the ten celebrities that do yoga list, Sting says, “It’s reversing the aging process. I can do things with my body now that I wouldn’t even have thought of doing when I was an athlete, a teenager. So that keeps me going. This is something I want to keep doing.”

  9.  Jennifer Aniston– Jennifer possibly has had more use for yoga than most of the others on this list, especially after dealing with her breakup with ex-husband Brad Pitt. She has claimed yoga to be theraputic, helping to release all of the pain she held within her.

  10. Oprah– The last of the celebrities on this short list of ten celebrities that do yoga, Oprah is such an adamant believer in the positive effects and benefits of yoga that she has even been found to have her staff doing it.

 Yoga has helped these celebrities overcome the stress, anxiety and sometimes depression that comes with their jobs. They have found it to be a fulfilling means of relaxation and a fun pastime that does not require them to dress up in their finest or keep up appearances. While everyone has their own method and types of yoga that they gravitate towards, Hatha yoga seems to be the main one that celebrities choose to practice. Coupled with the public interest, these celebrities have helped yoga practice to spread and aide in people's lives whether they are a celebrity or an otherwise average Joe.

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