10 Successful People Who Practice Yoga, 5 Of Whom Are Women

Karthika S Nair | Mar 03 2019
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Hardly there would be anyone who would not want to be successful. There are many characteristics that are unique to successful people including the drive they exhibit, ability to be self-reliance, a passion that’s alive all the time and the will power to tread the unfamiliar.

Success, without doubt, comes with hard work and hard work needs the complete focus that is holistic. Focus that involves physical, mental, emotional and physiological is essential for conquering the big dream one sets as a goal.

We have heard that ‘a healthy mind resides in a healthy body’. The body requires enough exercise to be fit and what better than Yoga is good for the complete fitness of mind and body? People who are successful understand the importance of body-mind health and here is a handful of them who embraced Yoga as their way of life.

These 10 successful people who do Yoga on a daily basis to achieve the body-mind health that they desire to achieve. The list includes 5 super successful women as well.

1. Narendra Modi

What an incredible journey this local tea vendor had from the clattering of the tea glasses to the high power corridors of the PM’s office!. An ardent practitioner of Yoga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been promoting Yoga at a global level. A diligent practitioner himself, Yoga has kept him grounded and helped him maintain on a physical and psychological level.

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Ever since he got into power, he made it a point that this powerful Indian spiritual-physical exercise is re-invented by the people of India as it has started to be forgotten by the new generation of people. He realized that Yoga needs to be introduced to the young people of India to ensure that we have a great young generation of people who are awakened in mind, body and spirits.

2. Shilpa Shetty

She is amazing at everything she does. This internationally acclaimed celebrity, is a writer, actress, dancer, and a doting mother. Shilpa Shetty who was a successful Bollywood star, shot to international fame when she emerged as a winner in the episode of Celebrity Big Brother 5.

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She has been practising Yoga for decades and had even demonstrated how she benefited from the exercise. She has released a series of CDs called Shilpa’s Yoga which becomes popular among the masses in India and around the world.

3. Baba Ramdev

1965 born, Baba Ramdev is the founder of Patanjali and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in India. He, however, became popular as a spiritual leader through his Yoga practices. it all began when Sanskar, a spiritual channel started to air Baba Ramdev’s Yoga practices in the morning. The program eventually became very popular he started to have a huge fan following. Later he started to have individual Yoga events which became huge crowd pullers.

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Baba Ramdev has various interests today including his multi-core consumer products business. He, however, played an interesting role to reinvent yoga in India.

4. Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior, former CEO of NIO and the brain behind its premium autonomous electric car is a board member currently in a few prestigious institutions including Microsoft.

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She practices Yoga and meditation every day to keep up her energy, zest, enthusiasm and the brilliance of mind.  In her own words, Yoga reboots her brain to be functional, like a machine does, which helps her in her work and responsibilities.

5. Robert Downey Jr

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Before he became Iron man, Robert Downey Jr lived most of his Hollywood life in and out of handcuffs due to his dangerous drug addiction. In the year 2003, Downey came clean and had been living the dream with a healthy personal and professional life. He has embraced Yoga to meet these personal goals of his. Downey practices Yoga regularly and has spoken about this openly as how Yoga and martial arts helped him to be focused.

6. Beyonce

Super successful Beyonce is an amazing artist. The rare combination of the ability to sing and dance with equal grace make her stand apart. This pop queen cited Yoga as the main reason behind her healthy and flexible physique and the controlled mind.

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In fact, there is a special Yoga class called NamasBey, or in some studios, known as Bey-Asana, after Beyonce.

7. David Beckham

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The heartthrob of England and a popular football star with a huge mass of fans around the world, David Beckham is an ardent lover of Yoga who embedded this exercise into his everyday routine. His wife Victoria is a celebrated fashion designer and model. The couple practices Power Yoga together which keep them both fit like a fiddle.

8. Deepika Padukone

One of the reigning queens of Bollywood has to her credits, the marvel of back-to-back blockbusters. She also survived personal issues like clinical depression. Deepika had been open on how the áthelete’ in her helped to cope with the difficult health issue.

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She does several cardio-workouts and Yoga to maintain a healthy body and mind. She also does Surya Namaskar, a difficult Yoga posture that is a highly rewarding one. Meditation is also a part of her everyday routine.

9. Sachin Tendulkar

No need to introduce this ‘god of cricket’ to the world. Sachin is known for his great talents and also for his reputation as a balanced person that he maintained all through his career. No one has seen him hugely agitated or emotional.

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A completely dedicated athlete, Sachin used to put in unimaginable efforts during his practice sessions. He used to do various Yoga poses during his practice sessions like Chakrasana. Yoga practices seemed to have played a good role to build this grounded personality.

10. Oprah Winfrey

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Winfrey is one of the most successful and richest women in the world. Every time she faced setbacks in life, she rose up and fought against the odds. Today, apart from being a highly successful businesswoman, actress, philanthropist and talk show host, Winfrey also inspires people to seek purpose in life. She practices Transcendental Meditation and Yoga daily for inner peace.