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How to do yoga... according to celebs

Last updated on: June 10, 2015 18:37 IST
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Take notes kids!

You've probably been following all those stories and controversies around yoga... and of course the mass yoga event on International Yoga Day.

And surely you have a say about whether the government should have dropped Surya Namaskar from the yoga drill in schools on June 21.

Whatever side of the debate you may be on, surely you'll agree that there's nothing quite more addictive than seeing celebrities doing yoga (we have the numbers to prove that).

Yoga has been one of the most preferred workouts of several supermodels and celebs.

If you are someone who practices yoga, you'll know that it isn't just a great way to increase your flexibility but it can also be a great cardiovascular workout.

(We dare you to do 12 reps of Surya Namaskars. We double dare you!)

But there's a huge difference between mere mortals doing yoga and celebs doing it.

So gather around kids, here's how to do yoga... according to models and celebrities!

1. Find a stunning backdrop:

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Photograph courtesy: Allesandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

2. If you can't find one, even your own backyard would do

Because, you live in a posh house and you can do that sort of stuff!

Photograph courtesy: Ellie Goulding on Instagram

3. If you have a pool, get a shot of the water and you in some meditative pose.

You know to juxtapose your inner peace with the calmness of the water... or some such thing.

Photograph courtesy: Lindsay Lohan on Instagram

4. Hit the beach!

So then you have a perfectly valid reason to practice yoga in a bikini.

Photograph courtesy: Gisele Bundchen on Instagram

5. But if you're doing a super-difficult pose, it doesn't matter where you're doing it.

Everyone will basically go: "Whoa! That is awesome!"

Photograph courtesy: Jessica Alba on Instagram

6. Opt for an animal print.

Try that at your own risk if you are not Lady Gaga.

Photograph courtesy: Lady Gaga on Instagram

7. Or use yoga as an excuse to show off your new set of wheels.

Photograph courtesy: Michelle Rodriquez on Instagram

8. Perfect the bridge pose.

Very popular for some reason!

Photograph courtesy: Miranda Kerr on Instagram and Naomi Cambell on WhoSay

9. Or the headstand

Also popular!

Photograph courtesy: Naomi Cambell on WhoSay and Rosie Huntington-Whitley on Instagram

10. Take a picture of yourself doing it middle of a busy work day

So you can tell your followers that if you can do it, so can they!

Photograph courtesy: Pauline Hoarau on Instagram

11. Show off...

By doing that impossible asana. On a surfboard. In the water.

Photograph courtesy: Pauline Hoarau on Instagram

12. And show the world just how awesome your body is. And how awesome your life is!

Photograph courtesy: Rosie Huntington-Whitley on Instagram

Done?

Now read this:

Simple yoga poses for beginners

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