Get ready to strike a pose, because June 21 is International Yoga Day! Since its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, this day has become a global sensation. It's not just Bollywood divas such as Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shilpa Shetty, and Malaika Arora who swear by yoga for their fitness; Hollywood celebs are also bending over backwards for it. As we gear up to celebrate the 8th International Day of Yoga, let's salute these international stars who've embraced yoga as a vital part of their glamorous lifestyles. International Day of Yoga 2024 Theme Is 'Yoga for Self and Society': Here's a Look at Themes of Previous Years' Yoga Day Celebrations.

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International Yoga Day, celebrated every year on June 21, showcases the ancient practice of yoga and its profound benefits for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Miley Cyrus 

Miley Cyrus swears by Ashtanga yoga in her workout routine. On The Jimmy Fallon Show, she shared her experience, noting, “Ashtanga yoga can be uninspiring when a teacher says it’ll take 10 years to master a pose.” She emphasised the rigorous training required to excel in Ashtanga poses, highlighting its demanding nature.

Jennifer Aniston 

Jennifer Aniston, famous for Friends, attributes her fitness to yoga, which she's practised for over 20 years, thanks to trainer Mandy Ingber. She swears by yoga's transformative power, saying, "It helps you prepare for anything, like meditation. It makes whatever life throws at you totally manageable." International Day of Yoga 2024 Date and Significance: What Is the Importance of Yoga? Know Health and Fitness Benefits of Performing Yoga Daily.

Katy Perry

Yoga played a pivotal role in helping ''Roar'' singer Katy Perry move on from her breakup with Russell Brand. Embracing meditation, Perry found solace and mental resilience. She once shared that joining a group meditation was transformative, marking a significant shift in her life and well-being.

Lady Gaga

''A Star Is Born'' diva Lady Gaga swears by yoga for a healthy lifestyle. She revealed that yoga was crucial in her post-surgery recovery. Gaga, ever the trendsetter, even practices Bikram yoga, which helped her overcome an eating disorder. For Gaga, yoga is the ultimate wellness secret.

Britney Spears 

The ''Baby One More Time'' Britney Spears adopted yoga as her stress-busting regimen. Pre-pandemic, she hit yoga classes four times weekly. In early 2020, Spears declared on Instagram her mission to master this ancient practice throughout the year.

Celebs worldwide seem to favour yoga over the gym. From pop icons to Hollywood stars, many are embracing yoga for its holistic benefits, proving it’s more than just a trend.

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