Practising yoga, makes me feel the most centred, balanced and grounded: Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone

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Actress Deepika Padukone has worked towards normalizing mental health to enlighten everyone that mental illness is not always critical, but can be the reason our daily lives includes so much stress.

Actress Deepika Padukone has worked towards normalizing mental health to enlighten everyone that mental illness is not always critical, but can be the reason our daily lives includes so much stress.

The actress now features in a Yoga Campaign - Yoga Make Space, leveraging an initiative which revolves around mental health and fitness. Adidas and Deepika together celebrating what brings different people to the mat, no matter their background, ability, or reason to practice.

The Yoga Make Space collection has been consciously crafted, inspired by the elements of nature and aims to support through every move and practice, with apparel for women and men. The campaign

Sharing about the significance of yoga in her life, global Indian actor Deepika Padukone says:

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When did you start practising yoga?

I started practising yoga with consistency about two years ago after what felt like a deep inner calling. At around the same time, I was also offered a movie where I was given the role of a yoga instructor. In short, it was an inner calling mixed with the professional requirement that eventually pushed me to look for the right instructor and get going on my yoga journey.

What is the connection between nature and practising yoga?

The beauty of yoga, apart from its numerous benefits, is that you can practice it in absolutely any space, in any part of the world. We often talk about being self-reliant. Yoga is one such practice. All you need is your mind and your body.

What are your thoughts on the benefit of practising yoga?

I have, over the years, been exposed to many different types of workouts, exercises and practices.

However, practising yoga, makes me feel the most centred, balanced and grounded.

Feeling alive and connected from within, like I am in control, is something I have never experienced in any other practice, except for in yoga.

Your favourite yoga postures

If I had to choose one, 'Malasana' would have to be my favourite posture. A hip opener that makes me feel like my chakras are aligned.

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