Yoga is a very natural choice for people who need to balance a hectic and stressful lifestyle, once we have decided to end our suffering and stop escaping, we take actions. Ashtanga Yoga is perfect for over-achievers who like challenges and also a calm mind. Here are 5 inspiring celebrities who are not just doing Yoga for instagram show, but really dedicating their practice to Yoga for years.
Madonna practices Ashtanga yoga, which is a style that encourages more dynamic movements and transitions between the postures. “Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. 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.”
In just two days, on October 2, 2017, will be Sting's 66 birthday. He is old but his body is the envy of men half of his age. A month ago, Sting performed a two-hour hits-filled set for a full capacity crowd on Saturday night in Boston. He has great energy. Sting and his wife of 34 years, Trudie Styler, are into Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga. Asana, meditation and rock'n'roll are Sting's life.
Yoga has enriched my life by allowing me to improve physically; which is very inspiring, especially as you get older. I tour an awful lot, and being on the road is not always easy... Yoga is a great way to offset the downsides of touring by bringing much-needed peace and sanity into what can be a hectic life. Like music, yoga is a journey - one that is long enough so you keep developing, and keep learning. I don't see an end to it.
3. Julianne Moore
“Ashtanga yoga is really, really important to me,” Moore says. “I came to it in my late 30s. The kind of yoga that I had done sporadically before was not that engaging for me. Ashtanga isn’t something I can necessarily do every day but I try to do it four times a week, except when I’m at Cannes and I can’t do anything. And I try to walk everywhere in New York.”
4. Russell Brand
It's no secret that Russell Brand is a devoted yogi. His is an inspiring story of how he went from being a drug and alcohol addict to being a yoga teacher and meditator.
Sober now for 11 years and counting, Russell has his own yoga studio that aims to help individuals who may be going through the same struggles he went through.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
The actress is a serious Ashtanga practitioner, she has been practicing for years with Eddie Stern, a famous Ashtanga teacher in New York. " Yoga has completely changed me. I try to do it every day, and the effect is amazing. It’s not just during the hours that I’m practicing. It’s about how it filters through into the rest of my life. It makes all the other bullsh*t dissipate. Who I am has emerged, and everything else has gone by the wayside.” said she.
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