When Arbaaz Khan, Tara Sharma, Bipasha Basu and other celebs showed off their yoga skillshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/arbaaz-khan-tara-sharma-bipasha-basu-celebs-showed-off-their-yoga-skills-2868902/

When Arbaaz Khan, Tara Sharma, Bipasha Basu and other celebs showed off their yoga skills

The International Day of Yoga saw Bollywood celebrities twist and turn and contort their body into various yoga poses across the country.

The International Day of Yoga saw Bollywood celebrities twist and turn and contort their body into various yoga poses across the country, spreading word on the various benefits of practising yoga regularly. While some joined politicians and attended special yoga sessions - such as Arbaaz Khan, Tara Sharma and Bipasha Basu - on the occasion, others simply shared photos of themselves doing asanas - such as Malaika Arora and Sofia Hayat - on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. Take a look at some of Bollywood's favourite stars trying out yoga. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Actor Arbaaz Khan trying out a simple pose on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Arbaaz, who is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood, ups the ante by trying out a more difficult asana. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Celebrity wellness coach Mickey Mehta led a group of people, which included celebs such as Arbaaz and Tara Sharma, and political leaders such as BJP's Shaina NC and Raj Purohit, at a yoga session in Mumbai on June 21. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Herione actress Rashmi Nigam was part of the Mickey Mehta event. Here she looks like quite a pro yoga practitioner with this wide split. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Actress turned TV anchor Tara Sharma pulls out some pretty cool moves at the yoga event on June 21. Tara is currently hosting a parenting talk show on Indian TV, which has garnered much interest. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Director Subhash Ghai held a special yoga session on the occasion of Yoga Day at his academy, Whistling Woods International. Attendees included the young fitness icon Tiger Shroff. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Actor and youth fitness icon Tiger Shroff taught some simple yoga poses to the attendees at the event. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Newlyweds Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover, who are both fitness freaks, were seen performing yoga in their own unique style. Karan was seen lifting wife Bipasha parallel from the ground with his hands and feet while Bipasha kept her body straight in mid-air. The love birds were all smiles looking into each others eyes. Sharing the picture on Instagram, Bipasha wrote, "Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists😍 Bliss with my love❤️ #internationalyogaday #yogis #monkeys #acroyoga." (Source: Instagram)

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Later, she was seen practising yoga with the leaders of Karnataka and yoga enthusiasts of Bengaluru. (Source: Instagram)

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Malaika Arora Khan, who is known for her fitness and well-maintained figure, was seen balancing her body weight in an upright position by doing a perfect hand stand with her fitness trainer. She wrote on Instagram, "On #worldyogaday feels amazing to have mastered my hand stand .an amazing feelin.thank u @namratapurohit #shailendar @ithinkfitness for keeping me fit n focussed." (Source: Instagram)

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Sofia Hayat, who is now a nun, was also seen performing a standing bow pulling pose and also talked about the benefits of doing this pose. She wrote, "Benefits of Standing Bow Pulling Pose. -Stimulates the cardiovascular system -Increases circulation to the heart and lungs -Opens diaphragm -Opens the shoulder joints -Helps with frozen shoulder conditions -Improves the elasticity of the spine -Improves strength and balance firming the abdominal wall and upper thighs while also tightening the upper arms, hips and buttocks -Increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage and lungs and improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine -Helps to reduce abdominal fat." (Source: Instagram)

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She also posted a picture of hers sitting in padmasana and wrote, "Happy Yoga DAY! Yoga is about Unity. Let's remember to unite within and with others always. Namaste. Gaia Mother Sofia." (Source: Instagram)

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Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Deepika Singh, was seen performing various mudras near the sea early morning. (Source: Instagram)

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FIR actor Kavita Kaushik curled up her body into a bridge pose which helps relaxing your tired back instantly. She was performing the asana outside her house corridor in yellow suit. (Source: Instagram)

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She was later accompanied by her neighbours' kid who perfectly copied the actress pose. Sharing the picture on her Instagram, she wrote, "Whatever you do around kids they copy ! So apart from becoming a rather animated actor my delightful #padosikabaccha😁 is also a yogi like me ! Love this kid ❤️ if he can do yoga and enjoy it so can u ! #worldyogaday2016 #hrishi #kk ##kkrish #PADOSI #ka #hai #Mera #nai #Mera #aayega #ek #din #inshallah #soon." (Source: Instagram)

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Ace filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who spends most of his time in gyms, was seen celebrating the International Yoga Day with at Bandra Reclamation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, MLA Shelar Ashish and BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta in Mumbai. (Source: Instagram)

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Actor Neha Dhupia turned off all the notifications to perform yoga peacefully on the occassion of International Yoga Day on June 21. She was seen in a standing bow pulling pose with her fitness trainer. (Source: Instagram)