The Stars Are Doing Yoga…Are You?

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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

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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.

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    December 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I do yoga daily 🙂

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    December 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I occasionally will do 15-20 minutes of a tape a couple of times during the week. It never seems effective or “right”. I have the time to do more, but that is all I will do. It is a meditation-stretching sequence mainly so I am not doing the “yoga” that Aniston and Madonna have to build such bodies. I think yoga is interesting and maybe a few years from now I will venture into it more. I certainly would like to, but at this time in my life I accept that 15 minutes of stretching occasionally will suffice.

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    December 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Wonderful post. It does make complete sense to me as to why so many stars, as you mentioned, turn to yoga. I think it’s great, and it inspires me to continue working towards making yoga an essential part of my routine.

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    Simply Life
    December 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I don’t practice yoga but am thinking about giving it a try! 🙂

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    December 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I am so excited about Mandy’s DVD! I got the email from her website and was sooooo happy! I have been waiting forever for her to release it.

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    December 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yayyy for celebs & yoga. One of my faves and her yogi wear she dons weekly in Us= Reese Witherspoon. Love that she and Jake G. go together!

    Fun post. 🙂

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    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Never able to get into it. I am not very flexible. Now I know everyone says if you do it and stretch regularly you will get flexible, but I am not so sure. I did gymnastics for about 10 years and was still not flexible despite training 2-3 days a week at some points. It frustrates me more than anything, so I avoid it since it will not have a relaxing effect on me.

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    December 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I love your posts! Thank you so much for your encouragement to stick with my Blog…I hope that something someday will come out of all this. It may just be a phase – but even if it were to truly help me see what it is I am/ should be doing, then that is in itself enough.
    And with yoga…hah! I wish I had the hard body that Madonna and Jen Aniston gets out of it…and the time 🙂

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