International Yoga Day was named in 2014 by the United Nations. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi first proposed the day during the 69th General Assembly in a stirring speech about the benefits and philosophy of the practice. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition,” he told the UN. “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action…a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”
We definitely agree with the Prime Minister on this one—and so, apparently, do tons of your favorite celebs.
In honor of International Yoga Day, here are 11 of our faves bending, twisting, and om-ing to their heart’s delight. Namaste!
Standing Bow is even better when you’ve got a friend to hold on to.
Miley is definitely no stranger to yoga — and it totally shows.
Lena Dunham and fellow Girls writer Jenni Konner practice some serious coordination in acro yoga.
Must-have look for summer: a brand new perspective, courtesy of inversions.
Proving that yoga is possible anywhere, Danielle Brooks pulls a flawless chair pose sans mat.
It’s never too early — or late — to get started in Downward Facing Dog.
Backbending by Karlie, now with more motivational quotes.
In case you were worried yoga couldn’t be adorable.
NBD, she’s just literally flying.
Hot yoga: still great.
Total teamwork at its best.
More reading from Teen Vogue
More than half of what you eat isn’t even real food, study finds
5 fitness myths you need to stop believing immediately
8 genius habits of girls with perfect skin
9 epic hairstyles you can (seriously) do in less than 30 seconds
Loading More Posts...