Actor Deepika Padukone is a true blue fitness enthusiast. Though we don’t see the actor posting her fitness journey online, like her contemporaries, Deepika’s dedication to fitness reflects in her lifestyle choices. The star loves doing various workouts – from Pilates to cardio. However, yoga has become her recent favorite. She started doing yoga when she landed the role in her last film Gehraiyaan, where she played a yoga instructor on screen.
When did Deepika Padukone start practicing Yoga and why?
Deepika started practicing yoga two years ago, and here’s what she had to say about her journey. “I started practicing yoga with consistency about two years ago after what felt like a deep inner calling. At around the same time, I was also offered a movie where I was given the role of a yoga instructor. In short, it was an inner calling mixed with the professional requirement that eventually pushed me to look for the right instructor and get going on my yoga journey,” the star said.
According to the Gehraiyaan actor, practicing yoga has many advantages, and being accessible is one of them. She said, “The beauty of yoga, apart from its numerous benefits, is that you can practice it in absolutely any space, in any part of the world. We often talk about being self-reliant. Yoga is one such practice. All you need is your mind and your body.”