It’s no wonder that celebs have turned to yoga. Being constantly trailed by paparazzi and crazed fans, yoga can provide a few moments a day of peace and solitary quietness. In fact, I beg to argue that yoga might just help keep some celebs from going insane. One can count how many actually do go insane, turning to drugs, eating disorders, etc., but it seems that those who turn to yoga generally stay on the “right” path.
Everyone from Gwenyeth Paltrow to Sting to Oprah Winfrey to Kristofferson (the good, little fox who’s often meditating in the recent movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox) have been seen displaying their love for yoga. Whether it’s to trim their body or quiet their mind, tons and tons of celebs have turned to yoga.
Madonna does yoga, and it may just help to keep her 51 year old body looking like that of a 21 year old. But not only does Madonna’s celebrity body help to bring pretzel-like poses and yogic breath into the spot light, but she also uses her celeb status to actively bring to life furtive, controversial issues that are begging to breathe. Madonna represents a celeb who’s actually been able to use her status to advertise more than just lingerie, promoting a healthy lifestyle and advocating for human rights.
Jennifer Aniston also does yoga, and has said in the past that yoga is largely what helped her move through her rocky break up with Brad Pitt. Aniston
recently launched a DVD, titled Yogalosophy, for her instructor, Mandy Ingber. Aniston will even be seen speaking on the introduction for the DVD.
From celebs to the everyday individual, anyone can do yoga. Celebrities have simply helped to bring yoga as a form of exercise into the media’s attention. Whether your life is as hectic as a celebrity’s or your simply looking for a way to become in tune with your mind and body, setting aside an hour to do some yoga can prove to be extremely beneficial. Yoga will make your body feel like a star, inside and out.