Shilpa Shetty Kundra highlights how yoga can lead to one’s overall well-being: Celebrate yoga daily and not just on yoga day
Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra stick by the principles of yoga. In fact, the actor often puts up to social media to post videos that give her fans and health enthusiasts a glance of her robust, yet calming exercise sessions. The actor, who believes that “nothing is better than starting the day with yoga”, announces, “Everyone should start [pursuing yoga], as it brings change in your mental and physical well-being. Mere liye to sab (her physical and mental well-being) sirf yoga se hi hua hai.”
Kundra, who performs yoga asanas like Vrikshasana, Virabhadrasana and Natrajasana with ease, further says, “My tryst with yoga began with an ailment [many years ago] and now I live with the principles of yoga. It’s a science I believe in, as it aligns your mind, body and soul. I don’t want people to celebrate yoga only on one day, June 21 (International Day of Yoga). It should be celebrated daily for the fact that it belongs to India and is a science that has brought about a lot of difference to the world.”
The 47-year-old, who works with various fitness campaigns, comprising those by the government of India, feels that other than practising yoga, one also needs to balance food, body and mind to ensure whole well-being. “You should have a sense of balance in everything — be it personal life, food or work life. I don’t tell people that they should not eat. It’s just that, you need to pace it out. We need to figure out a way to balance our calories with workout, and yoga is a great way to go about it,” she says.
Along with fitness clips the actor keeps posting binge eating posts as well. “Yes, when I visit places like Lucknow where food is so tasty and healthy so why not! Not just enjoying it I am taking some stuff home as well. For that matter, any day can become your Sunday (cheat day) but then eat wisely. If you have such amazing biryani then surely enjoy it but then you can’t have it in morning, noon and evening!”
The actor had filmed for her last release Nikamma in 2019 in Lucknow.