Neha Dhupia doing an asana on International Yoga Day (courtesy: nehadhupia)
It is that time of the year again when our biggest celebrities express their love for yoga and flaunt their favourite poses. It is International Yoga Day 2022 and social media is flooded with pictures and videos of celebrities practicing yoga and sharing its many benefits with their followers. The ancient Indian practice is what several celebrities including Kareena Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Masaba Gupta and Neha Dhupia swear by for their mental and physical well-being. And, if you need any motivation on the occasion, we recommend you cast a glance at the Instagram timeline of your most-loved stars today. Even better, we take you through how the big names in Bollywood are marking International Yoga Day 2022.
Neha Dhupia celebrated International Yoga Day 2022 with two images of her performing Shirshasana, a complex yoga pose. In the caption she said, "I get it from my father, his daily practice and me practising everyday #shirshasana. Thank you @rohitflowyoga for the gyaan and dhyaan #internationalyogaday."
Malaika Arora also used the occasion to inspire more people to take up yoga as part of their daily routine. In a video, she said, “Do yoga or don't do yoga. Believe us or don't believe us. Breathe or don't breathe. Take care of your mental health or don't. All we ask you is to start.” Further, Malaika's caption reads, “For me, it's another day. For me, this is a way of life. However, all I ask you is #juststart. Happy International Day of Yoga,” with a heart emoji.
Fashion designer-actress Masaba Gupta shared an image and spoke of her love for yoga in a long note. “My time on the mat is sacred. And I've been trying to do this Asana for two years and here we are. Not even close to perfect but baby steps. The Bakasana (Crow or Crane Pose ) for me is a lesson in confidence and overcoming fear," she said, adding, "Trusting your own strength, your core & arms and that you will not fall flat on your face. I love yoga for what it does not just to your body but also your mind. Happy International Yoga Day! What's the one asana you want to be able to do this year?”
Actress Shama Sikander also marked the day by sharing the importance of yoga in her life. “Definition of Yoga. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to yoke,” or “to unite”. The practice aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. Such a union tends to neutralize ego-driven thoughts and behaviours, creating a sense of spiritual awakening. International yoga divas par aap sabko mera shat shat pranam,” Shama wrote in the caption.
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Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, sister of actor Ranbir Kapoor, also flaunted her yoga skills and performed the Purvottanasana. She kept the caption simple with just, “International Yoga Day.”
Model Gabriella Demetriades, who is dating actor Arjun Rampal also dropped a video of her performing yoga at home. The clip features a glimpse of her son, Arik Rampal as well. In the caption, she said, “It's been a forever kinda of relationship, one that doesn't get offended if you don't see each other for a while because you always meet at some point. Happy yoga day everyone.”
Actress Nikita Dutta too shared two pictures and said, “When someone says, ‘I don't do yoga because I am not flexible'. Logic level: kuch bhi.”
Hrithik Roshan's mother, Pinkie Roshan showed off some complex asanas in an Instagram post. In the caption, the 67-year-old said, “Happy and blessed day ahead, all you lovely people.”
Actress and TV host, Maria Goretti said, “Today on ‘International Yoga Day'. I skipped class. But I have been trying to find balance and alignment in mind, body, heart, soul and spirit. And it's a long journey. But I'm trying and will continue to give it my all. One day it may all fall into place. One day my legs will have the strength to straighten and I will be able to land as lightly as a “Faffa-fly” like my Zene used to say. But till then, I'm going to keep putting all my love into “trying”. Happy Yoga day. Stay happy and in wonderment, always.”
Tell us whose International Yoga Day post resonated with you the most.