The world is celebrating International Yoga Day today, but for some Bollywood celebrities, yoga is a way of life. I
n addition to improving their health, yoga has enabled some of our divas to relax and find Zen in their otherwise busy lives. So much so that the Ministry of Aayush has roped in actress Anushka Sharma to promote this discipline among her fans and followers.
The Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi actress, who is a devout yoga practitioner, says, “Yoga is the law, and it tells us how to moderate leading our lives. Yoga does not bind us, it liberates us. So that we can look upon all the creatures of this world with the feeling of love and peace.”
Model-turned-actress Manushi Chhillar, who is debuting in Prithviraj opposite Akshay Kumar, reveals that she is indebted to yoga for making her stronger – physically and mentally.
“Yoga has been a part of my life since school. More than what it does physically, I feel it has made me more aware, more conscious, and I can say, in a way, yoga has made me stronger. I’ve enjoyed adding it to my rest days as it helps me maintain my flexibility,” she says.
The actress also says that yoga has enhanced her sense of focus. “Yoga has taught me patience, taught me to discard things from my mind that are unimportant. It’s helped my outlook towards life, made my focus sharper, and helped me take better life decisions,” she adds.
The former Miss World, who made the country proud by winning back the crown 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won it for India, also believes that yoga is one of India’s most valuable gifts to the world.
“Yoga has invaluable and innumerable health benefits and I’m proud that it is India’s gift to the world. Yoga has become a sanctuary for so many people across the world and helped them in so many ways. I recommend that everyone should add yoga to their routines to understand the benefits that one can unlock for themselves,” she concludes.