There is no denying that exercise is vital to lead a healthy life. Regular physical activity of any kind improves your muscle strength, boosts your endurance, and improves heart and lung health. It helps you maintain an excellent physical and mental state and has several benefits. You also have a lot of energy to go about your day, and it keeps you from feeling lethargic. Many women believe that exercise need not be a part of their daily routine once they get pregnant. However, it has been proven that exercise during pregnancy helps tackle backaches, constipation, swelling, and bloating. It also enables you to sleep better and boosts your mood and energy levels (1).
You might believe that the kind of exercise doesn’t matter, and most of the time, just getting yourself to move physically is good enough. But when you’re pregnant, a few heavy activities like weight lifting, boxing, any contact sports or crunches, etc., are not advisable. Yoga is considered a safe exercise routine to follow during pregnancy. Several celebrity moms have been prominent yoga fans and made it a regular part of their pregnancy journey to keep them fit, physically and mentally. From Anushka Sharma to Kalki Koechlin, here is a list of five celeb moms who opted for prenatal yoga to help them through their nine months of pregnancy:
1. Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood’s Bebo, Kareena Kapoor, is a trendsetter. She is known for her witty humor and acting chops. The celeb mom recently had baby number two after four years. Kareena and Saif had their first baby in 2016 on December 20th. The actress and mommy of two has been quite open about her pregnancy journey and shared pictures of her practicing yoga while flaunting her baby bump. During an interaction with the media, Bebo stated that she practices yoga for at least one hour every day to keep her mind and body fit.
2. Anushka Sharma
The gorgeous Anushka Sharma had her first baby earlier this year. On January 11th, 2021, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma welcomed their little angel, Vamika, into the world. The PK actress has always talked about the importance of yoga in her life. During her pregnancy, she shared a picture of practicing a difficult yoga asana with her beloved hubby’s help and her yoga instructor’s guidance. She wrote in her caption how she is glad that she can continue her practice even during her pregnancy.
3. Soha Ali Khan
Another actress who busted the myth that a pregnant woman cannot practice yoga is Soha Ali Khan. The actress who is the youngest sister of Saif Ali Khan, shared pictures of her practicing yoga with her baby bump back in 2017. Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan tied the knot in 2015, and two years later, on September 28th, 2017, they were blessed with Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.
4. Kalki Koechlin
The badass actress is known for the unconventional roles she plays in Hindi films and is a French and Hindi actress and writer. She has won several awards and has wowed critics and fans with her performances on-screen and her personality off-screen. Kalki is not afraid to break stereotypes and has been open about her baby with her boyfriend, Guy Herberg. She is a regular yoga practitioner and continued her practice even during her pregnancy.
5. Lara Dutta
The Indian actress, entrepreneur, and former Miss Universe is known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2012 with her husband, Mahesh Bhupathi. Lara Dutta has always been a fitness enthusiast. During an interview with a popular news agency, she stated how she continued her gym and yoga practice while pregnant and modified it to suit her pregnancy. The proud mom said that it’s vital to stay moving during pregnancy to ensure faster postpartum recovery.
There you have it! Celeb moms who practiced yoga even during their pregnancy. They swear by it to help them keep fit before, during, and after delivery. They followed a guided fitness regime with the green light from their doctor, and you can too. Which of these actresses inspired you the most? Comment below and let us know.