Five film celebrities who swear by yoga to stay fit

Yoga is a way of life for Amitabh Bachchan, Anand Pandit, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, July 06: Fitness trends have come and gone, but the ancient wisdom of Yoga has stood the test of time and continues to be loved by practitioners around the world. With International Yoga Day around the corner, here is a list of five celebrities from Indian cinema who practice their favorite asanas and deep breathing exercises diligently.
Amitabh Bachchan
The eternal icon showed off his perfect Lotus asana in the 1983 hit ‘Coolie’ and has been an avid Yoga practitioner for decades. Despite his packed schedule, Bachchan ensures that Yoga remains an integral part of his daily routine. It is due to this discipline and commitment that he still has more stamina and mental clarity than most people half his age. This focus on wellness has helped him to thrive even in the current phase of his career and achieve enduring success. He is living proof that age is no barrier to achieving physical and mental vitality. Even though he was once known as an ‘Angry Young Man’, thanks to Yoga, he remains a zen person on and off the sets.
Anand Pandit
Balancing a range of professions with ease, accomplished producer, film distributor, and real estate developer Anand Pandit knows his way around the entertainment industry but also is aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A fitness enthusiast who follows a strict diet and keeps his workout routines varied, Pandit however keeps Yoga at the core of his wellness practices. The avid traveler, busy entrepreneur, devoted family man, and pan-India maker whose upcoming Gujarati film ‘Tron Ekka’ is creating a huge buzz, also meditates and relies on Yoga to keep himself poised and peaceful even on hectic days.
Aamir Khan
The versatile actor known for his dedication and transformative performances has not only left an indelible mark on the film industry but also embraced different fitness regimes, including Yoga to find solace and holistic well-being. In his films as well, he has often showcased commitment to physical fitness and underscored the significance of a disciplined lifestyle. Whether it was his remarkable physical transformation in ‘Ghajini’ or rigorous training for ‘Dangal’ where he depicted two phases of a wrestler’s life, Aamir Khan’s approach to his roles often reflects his personal dedication to maintaining a healthy body and mind.
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar’s passion for martial arts is no secret and neither is his love for Yoga. His commitment to fitness is well-known within the industry and beyond. He swears by Yoga for the strength, flexibility, and peace it provides even within the constraints of a demanding work schedule. He has also been a vocal advocate for Yoga’s benefits and has actively promoted it in schools and communities. Through such initiatives, Akshay Kumar aims to inspire others to embrace Yoga- as a means to enhance their overall quality of life.
Anil Kapoor
He is known for his age-defying looks and infectious energy and attributes his seemingly eternal youth to a positive attitude, a healthy dose of self-love, healthy diet, regulated sleep, and a demanding fitness regimen that includes Yoga. A combination of all of the above keeps him radiating health and a youthful glow that belies the passage of time. Kapoor’s role even in the 2020 film ‘AK vs AK’ displayed his remarkable energy and physical agility, which can be attributed, in part, to his dedication to Yoga. From his energetic dance sequences to his dynamic action sequences, his ability to captivate audiences with his vitality and zest for life is a testament to the rejuvenating effects of a consistent wellness practice.

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