Then it's good enough for us. Madonna and other celebs have gotten on the yoga bus. But why yoga?
Madonna was introduced to yoga by Sting, who invited her to sit in on a session with yoga guru Danny Paradise. She was hooked. Paradise taught Madonna the practice of Ashtanga yoga. It's physically strenuous, and requires discipline and consistency, which she learned from dancing all those years. Madonna also follows a strict Macrobiotic diet. So now we know she wasn't just born with that amazingly strong body. She's worked hard to look as good as she does.
Not only can she do really advanced postures, but she can do forearm stands on stage and in high-heeled boots.
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Madonna is not just doing it for fun or a cute butt. She told ABC's 20/20 "I want to be liberated from my ego, less concerned about what other people think of me." She also said,"I remember that I couldn't sit still for a second. I was always on the move. I was often pretty aggressive, wild and unpredictable, but all that's changed."
Well, there you have it. Not only does yoga keep your body healthy, but it does even more for your mind. It's mentally cleansing, clearing, and calming which we could all benefit from.