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Shilpa, Lara, Kareena, Lady Gaga: 21 celebrities who swear by yoga, and why

Here are 21 celebrities who've adopted yoga as a part of their lifestyle, for the better.

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Do you wonder how your favourite celebrities look so fit and toned and age so well? Both Bollywood and Hollywood swear by yoga, not only for fitness' sake, but also for inner peace given their crazy shooting schedules and the pressures that come with stardom. Here are 21 celebrities who've adopted yoga as a part of their lifestyle, for the better.

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Shilpa Shetty: Apart from releasing yoga DVDs, Shilpa Shetty also has her own YouTube channel called Shilpa's Yoga, which is full of the actor demonstrating various asanas and yoga poses. In an interview, Shetty once said, "Yoga cures you of illnesses, tones your body, keeps you fit...I feel it is the road to happiness." (Source: Shilpa's Yoga/YouTube)

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Lara Dutta: Lara Dutta has released a DVD on prenatal yoga and also has her own YouTube channel called Heal With Lara — a comprehensive workout and fitness channel of which yoga forms an integral part. She once wrote in a column: "Keeping fit and moving throughout your pregnancy will ensure faster recovery post delivery. Yoga is the best thing that happened to me. I firmly believe that yoga coupled with strength training creates a stronger, leaner and more flexible body. I have been a yoga practitioner for over 12 years and the benefits that I have reaped have been immense." (Source: Heal With Lara/YouTube)

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Kareena Kapoor: Kareena Kapoor became a sensation after achieving a size-zero figure. She practised a mix of power yoga, Bikram Yoga, Hot yoga and Asthang yoga. "Everybody knows I do yoga. Now, I have started a diffeent kind of yoga — recommended by Rujuta (Diwekar) — Iyengar Yoga, which I didn't practise before. It's good if we keep changing our workouts as per our body's changing requirements."

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Lisa Haydon: Lisa — who once wated to be a yoga teacher — practises Ashtanga yoga for one hour, thrice a week, given her busy schedule. In an interview she said, "May be, in the future, I will open a yoga school. Of late, I am into Quantum Yoga. This yoga – Quantum Yoga - too is a kind of meditation." Quantum Yoga — a spiritual system that adopts the holistic approach to health from the ancient Indian healing science of Ayurveda, while embracing the modern insights of quantum Physics. (Source: LisaHaydonDaily/Instagram)

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Saif Ali Khan: Saif Ali Khan took up the practice of yoga after seeing his wife Kareena's dedication and has been hooked since. He even schooled his Cocktail co-stars Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty on a few yogasanas and is known to carry his yoga mat on all his shooting locations. Kareena says his dedication far outweighs even her own. Saif's dietician Rujuta Diwekar says, "Even though Kareena introduced Saif to yoga, he is now leading the way." (Source: Express Archive photo)

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Jennifer Aniston: Jennifer Aniston — who has gone through a lot of ups and downs in the public eye — said to E! News in 2013, "Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly. It's like meditation. It sort of just allows anything that's coming at you at the end of the day to be kind of doable." (Source: 1bpblogspot.com via Worthylifetalks.com)

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Gwyneth Paltrow is quite the yoga enthusiast as she "wakes up at 4.30 each morning to practice yoga." She also collaborated with the clothing brand Beyond Yoga to sell yoga-inspired 'active wear' on her own lifestyle website Goop. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Adam Levine: The Maroon 5 hit-maker told Details magazine in 2011 that yoga had "totally changed my body. When I started practising, I instantly felt more sculpted. Yoga carves you into a different person and that is satisfying physically." (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Anna Paquin: The 'True Blood' star told Health magazine in 2011 that she practises a variant of yoga called the Yoga Barre. "It's like The Bar Method, but it's, like, 105° [Fahrenheit; 40.5° Celsius]. It's psycho, but kind of awesome. You sort of want to die immediately," she explained. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Jessica Biel: In 2011, Jessica Biel told Elle magazine, "Yoga is a constant for me because it keeps my muscles long and flexible." (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Lady Gaga: In her 2011 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' appearance, Lady Gaga quoted her yoga teacher Tricia Donegan, "Please try every day to have 15 minutes of compassionate thoughts by yourself." (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Woody Harrelson: The trroubled mentor of 'The Hunger Games' said in a 2012 interview to Origin magazine that "yoga helps, more than anything. If you store something heavy emotionally in the mind, it stores as well as the body. So the reverse is true, if you’re able to release whatever it is from the body, you can release it from the mind." (Source: THG Fansite)

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Britney Spears: On 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest' in 2013, the troubled pop singer said, "I love my yoga! ... I'm doing a lot of yoga right now. It's like my go-to between all anxiety and everything ... The first time I did yoga I didn't like it at all. I think the key is finding a good teacher, someone you kind of connect with and if you do find that person, then it doesn't feel like you're bored or impatient because I've been in tons of classes where I'm so over it and I can't deal and want it to end, but I think if you find the right instructor, it does wonders for your body." (Source: Relaxandrelease.co.uk)

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Julianne Moore: Julianne Moore — who's been nominated for the Academy Awards multiple times — told Health magazine in 2011,"I do Ashtanga yoga three times a week, and I run a couple of times a week, too. I really like yoga; I enjoy the actual doing of it, so it doesn't feel like the agony of the gym felt like to me." (Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube)

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P!nk: The singer-songwriter told Women's Health magazine in 2009, "Usually, I wake up and do an hour of cardio, then an hour of P90X or yoga, then a half-hour of warm-up (during show rehearsal). I do that six days a week." P90X is an intense workout system Yoga X is an extreme form of yoga. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Sting: An initial yoga-sceptic, the English musician is one of the biggest fans of yoga today, "The deeper you get into yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way." (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Sarah Jessica Parker: The Sex And The City star considers herself lucky to have access to yoga. She told Good Housekeeping in 2006 that she feels "fortunate enough to have things like private trainers and yoga classes." (Source: anna flaps/YouTube)

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Russell Brand: Comedian Russell Brand not only practises yoga, but also experiments with it. He told The Sun, "I'm dedicating myself to all sorts of interesting things, you know. Transcendental meditation, Kundalini yoga, these things are right good for the old spirit." (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Ricky Martin: The singer makes it a point to carve out time for his Kriya Yoga regime. He told People magazine, "I just ask people, ‘Can I have 20 minutes for myself so I can just breathe.’" (Source: Ricky Martin Vevo/YouTube)

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Katy Perry: Katy Perry turned to yoga to help her get over her breakup with Russell Brand. She tweeted, "Transcendental meditation changed my life. For my birthday I would love to pay it forward. In lieu of gifts, donate," urging followers to donate money to a transcendental meditation charity. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus — who triggers controversies frequently — practises Ashtanga yoga as can be seen from her various Instagram posts. She says, "Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY!" (Source: Gossipblog.it)

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