Malaika Arora and Kareena Kapoor to Alia Bhatt and Shilpa Shetty: Celebs who made yoga cool in 2021
As 2021 nears its end and we look back at the time gone by, many fitness routines became popular this year. But we know for sure that yoga became a go-to fitness routine for many of us stuck inside our homes as our offices remained shut. People believed yoga to be a great way to get their fitness and health routines on track. After all, this ancient Indian practice remains just as relevant in the digital age as it was in the past - serving solutions to combat the stress of the modern lifestyle.
Many Bollywood celebrities also played a huge role in making yoga cool for the internet age, as they continuously posted about their progress on the yoga mat. The leading names, who were the face of yoga this year, are our favourite fitness enthusiasts like Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shilpa Shetty, and the internet's favourite fitness couple Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar.
Here's a look at all the celebrities who made yoga cool in 2021, with their regular Instagram posts. They also motivated many of their followers to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Malaika Arora's name has become synonymous with yoga in the past few years. The star has her own yoga studio and a fitness series where she posts different yoga exercises to target various body parts. She has videos on losing belly fat, toning the legs, correcting posture, and more. The star has often credited yoga for her healthy lifestyle and fit body.
Alia Bhatt's love for back strengthening and aerial yoga routines created quite a stir on social media in 2021. The star keeps herself fit by mixing up cardio and strength-training routines at the gym with yoga sessions at her home. One of her favourite poses is the Kapotasana done with a yoga wheel.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan's post-pregnancy weight-loss journey involved practising yoga at her home during the pandemic. The star's favourite routine right now is practising Surya Namaskars and various posture-correcting poses with her trainer Anshuka.
A list of celebrity yoga enthusiasts is incomplete without Shilpa Shetty. The star was introduced to the practice when she was dealing with a cervical issue, and her physiotherapist suggested she do some asanas to strengthen the spine. And she has never looked back ever since. Now, the star does yoga to stay fit physically, as well as to keep her mental health in check.
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar
The internet's favourite couple, Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar love yoga as much as they love running marathons. The couple includes yoga routines like the Surya Namaskar in their fitness regimen to warm up before a long run or when their body is in a recovery period after a strenuous week. Moreover, Milind and his wife celebrated her 30th birthday by doing 30 Surya Namaskars. There favourite yoga pose is Chakrasana and the Headstand.
Like Alia, Rakul Preet loves aerial yoga and includes the practice in her daily fitness routine. The star also does yogic kriyas like Kunjar Kriya for detoxifying her body and feeling fresh. Other exercises that she includes in her routine are balance-strengthening poses such as the Ashwa Sanchalanasana and the Wheel Pose.
The Gen Z star of Bollywood is also an avid yoga enthusiast. Though she rarely posts her fitness journey on social media, Ananya is often seen outside celebrity fitness trainer Anshuka's yoga studio. Her favourite routine is practising aerial yoga poses. Moreover, even the Covid-19 pandemic could not waver her dedication as the star continued her classes on the online platform.
Whether she is holidaying or working on a project, Pooja Batra never misses a day of yoga. The star even motivates her followers on social media to take up the ancient practice to improve their lifestyle.
Which celebrity is your favourite yoga enthusiast?
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