Oh, the Places Celebs Go … to Do Yoga
Practice yoga in a yoga studio? Psha. Lena Dunham, Lady Gaga and these other om-loving stars prefer to get their pose on in more unexpected locales
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IN THE HAIR/MAKEUP CHAIR
Long, grueling days of filming rarely leave time for a trip to the yoga studio. So, instead of skipping out on work early, The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev stretched out before getting primped for a day of shooting the show’s sixth season.
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IN A SWIMMING POOL
Can’t decide whether to spend the afternoon surfing, at the pool or at yoga? When you’re Lady Gaga, you just combine all three into what she dubs “swimming pool yoga.”
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ON A PERSON
If a friend tells you she wants to “try new things,” you imagine she might take a cooking class or join a dodgeball team. But if your friend is Lena Dunham, apparently you’ll find her balancing on top of someone’s feet in acrobatic yoga. “Thank you for not dropping me,” she wrote to her instructor. And thank you for posting this photo, Lena.
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ON A MOUNTAINTOP
In yoga, the “mountain pose” is where you stand straight with your hands down, but perhaps Gisele Bündchen got confused and thought it meant posing on a literal mountain, which she does in Sedona, Arizona.
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AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
Isn’t it such a bummer when your visit to a pumpkin patch gets in the way of your workout? Sure, you could do corn maze cardio or bicep-busting apple-picking. But of course, Hilaria Baldwin (a.k.a. Queen Yoga) chooses to practice atop gourds.
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ON A DOCK
A cup of coffee, the newspaper, a photo of a kitten: While these are all appropriate ways to kick off your morning, if you ask Nina Dobrev, she’ll tell you this advanced lakeside yoga pose is “absolutely the best way to get the day started.” Noted.
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ON A HIKE
Hiking in L.A.: trendy. Instagram-ing your hike in L.A.: trendier. Instagram-ing your hike in L.A. during which you stop to do yoga (as Lea Michele does – with her dad!): trendiest.
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AT THE BEACH
Time to update your dating profile: Sandy yoga stretches are officially the new long walks on the beach, according to Kaley Cuoco and her friend Amy Davidson.
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ON A ROCK
Pro tip: If you struggle to maintain your balance in your stilettos, don’t follow in Ireland Baldwin’s fit footsteps.
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IN A GARDEN
We’ve experienced all kinds of envy from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Instagram feed: body envy, significant other envy, vacation envy, even pet envy. But this is a new one: relaxation envy.
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