Yoga is not just a form of exercise but one of the best ways to lead your life. Yoga has much more to it than physical exercise. It is a discipline that keeps you calm, mentally fit and helps you channel your inner spirituality as well. Yoga is a slow and steady process though and you have to be patient with the outcomes.


Taking a look at these Bollywood celebrities who swear by yoga as the reason behind their perfectly toned bodies could perhaps inspire you to start practicing yoga if you do not already.

  • 1. Shilpa Shetty
  • 2. Lara Dutta
  • 3. Kangana Ranaut
  • 4. Deepika Padukone
  • 5. Kareena Kapoor
  • 6. Rekha
  • 7. Sonam Kapoor

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1. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty has always been very vocal about her passion for yoga. The DVD ‘Shilpa’s Yoga’ released by her way back in 2008 became pretty popular and has been viewed by thousands till date. She has often stated that she has been practicing yoga for the past 14 years and that her toned body and calm, relaxed demeanor is the result of the same.

2. Lara Dutta

This former Miss Universe surprised many by managing to stay pretty fit even during her pregnancy. If you’re wondering how, it was largely on account of her being a devoted yoga practitioner, as she has mentioned many a time. She has been practising yoga for the past 12 years and also has a YouTube channel through which she inspires many people across the globe to practice yoga regularly.

3. Kangana Ranaut

The ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actor Kangana Ranaut has been able to maintain a slim and fit body by practising yoga regularly. She practices Bikram Yoga and starts her morning by performing multiple repetitions of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). She has said that she has been practising yoga since she was a teenager and frequently undertakes yoga and meditation sessions under expert guidance.

4. Deepika Padukone

Most women would love to have a slender and fit body like that of Deepika Padukone. However, not many people are aware that she loves working out and especially keeps herself away from alcohol and cigarettes so as to ensure that she stays lean, fit and healthyShe also spends at least 30 to 40 minutes of practising yoga every day.

5. Kareena Kapoor

Most of you who follow Kareena Kapoor on Instagram must have probably seen videos of her working out in the gym or dressed in gym attire. Not only does she love working out, but Kareena Kapoor also practices yoga regularly. She has often admitted that she has lost a lot of weight on account of practising yoga. She practices Bikram Yoga in the morning, followed by some breathing exercises. The other reason behind her fit and toned body is the strict diet that she follows so as to keep her weight in check.

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6. Rekha

The evergreen actor Rekha has always looked fit, youthful and radiant ever since we can remember. This may come as a surprise to many but the secret behind her fab body and glowing skin undoubtedly is Yoga. She has often stated that she has been practising yoga regularly since a very long time. 

7. Sonam Kapoor

This gorgeous ‘Veere Di Wedding’ actor has been a fashion and style icon ever since she joined the Bollywood club. She practices yoga for at least 30 minutes                     every day and has admitted that it is the secret behind her fit and fab bod.