Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Celebrities who love Bikram Yoga!

Bikram yoga has been one of Hollywood’s biggest beauty secrets for years and more and more celebs have been openly singing its praises. Its founder, Bikram Choudhury, lives and practices in Los Angeles, so it’s no wonder that many of his faithful followers are rich, famous and beautiful. Here is a list of celebrities who love Bikram Yoga:
  • Jennifer Aniston - Aniston is a faithful follower of Bikram and believes in the results it gives. As a result of Bikram yoga, “My legs got leaner. My arms got strong. I’ve maybe even grown half an inch from aligning my spine,” Aniston said. Many actually believe that Bikram Yoga has reached its level of popularity largely because of her. She turned to the exercise following her divorce to Brad Pitt and attributes her healing to Bikram Yoga.

  • George Clooney – Among one of his favorite celebrity followers, Bikram Choudhury claims that Clooney does 90 minutes of yoga whenever he’s near a Bikram school, even when he is traveling abroad.

  • Madonna - In her 50s and still flaunting a rock hard body, Madonna has been Bikram Yoga follower for years. “I’ve been practicing yoga for a while now, and it’s an incredibly powerful and positive force in my life,” she said.

  •  Lady Gaga - Perhaps the most notorious celebrity yogi of all is Lady Gaga, who started practising Bikram Yoga long before her meteoric rise to fame. She not only maintains a regular practice in her old New York neighbourhood to stay fit but also to remain connected to herself: “My Bikram Yoga teacher Tricia always says, ‘Please try every day to have 15 minutes of compassionate thoughts by yourself.’ I have narrowed it down to five because 15 drives me mental. It’s very helpful!”

  • David Becham - He really bends it when he practises Bikram Yoga. Last year the soccer star spoke out about his desire to extend his pro career well into his 40s by making Bikram Yoga a regular part of his fitness regime. Beckham was introduced to Bikram Yoga by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who told him how regular Bikram Yoga sessions would heal his body, relax his mind and help him “carry on playing football for years to come.”

  • Beyonce - When Beyonce wanted to do Bikram Yoga away from the public eye, she bought out an entire class and filled it with her own family and friends. Now that the singer is pregnant with her first child, we wonder if she’ll keep up with her Bikram Yoga practice through Rajashree’s Pregnancy Series? Perhaps, considering B had this to say: “Every time I do yoga, I want to cry. … By the end of the class your body can do things it couldn’t do in the beginning so you feel accomplished and emotional. It’s therapeutic.”

  • Ashton Kutcher - In an interview with Men’s Health magazine, AshtonKutcher said he stays fit to survive a possible future Armageddon. That’s why he runs hills, trains in Krav Maga (a hand-to-hand combat technique developed by the Israeli army) and, most importantly, does Bikram Yoga. To make it through the latter, Ashton advises pretending you’re in the desert with no water.

  • Demi Moore - She has also turned to Bikram Yoga in recent years. As she approaches her 50th birthday, Demi says that the heat helps her body to detoxify: “You’re sweating so badly, you realize very quickly that no one cares what you look like, you’re all just trying to get through the 90 minutes.”

  • Jenny McCarthy  - She loves Bikram Yoga so much, she built her own studio in her backyard (the perfect retreat for a busy mom). She also claims that she managed to lose 65 pounds of baby weight by practising three times a week and watching her diet. Jenny’s favourite Bikram benefit: her coconut bum

  • Jim Carrey  - He loves what it has done for himself and especially what it has done for his wife, Jenny McCarthy, who now has a nice booty due to this unique yoga.

  • Carmen Electra  -  Playboy gal Carmen Electra is another follower of yoga. The hottie shapes up naturally with her strict yoga schedule which she believes, works out her spiritual side as well. Electra has also adopted 'Bikram yoga' which aims towards general wellness and stress and tension relief.

  • Robbie Williams - “Rob suffers from crippling anxiety and has been worried about the lads’ forthcoming concerts. A pal suggested Bikram yoga to refocus his pent-up energy and handle stress more effectively. After a couple of sessions he was hooked – and sweating like a wildebeest. While the others have stuck to the gym or pool, Robbie’s been using meditation and yoga to help his stagefright and to keep him sane on tour.``
  • Matthew McConaughey -  He also has a yoga bug ;)
  • Ryan Kwanten - Look how good he is in yoga!!!


    (photos and info from internet, various pages)

5 comments:

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Enie Dub said...

Colin Farrell is also a fan!

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Anonymous said...

Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy were never married, and they split up more than a year before this article was written.

John Peter said...

Very informative post about Celebrities yoga. I love madonna. She is 50 years old young lady :). Keep up your work. Thank you for sharing with us. celebrity gossips