The world celebrates International Yoga Day every year on June 21. Yoga, being one of the most effective fitness regimes has become quite popular among celebrities. Be it Bollywood or Hollywood, celebrities are always on the forefront to post pictures and videos of yoga poses and their benefits on their social media. After all, yoga helps them in staying fit and fabulous throughout!
Well, this year also prominent personalities shared their photos and videos in order to spread awareness about the importance of yoga in day-to-day lives. From PM Narendra Modi to many Bollywood divas, many celebrities shared their favourite yoga asanas.
Take a look at some of the posts shared by the celebrities doing yoga:
PM Narendra Modi urging people to do yoga on International Yoga Day!
I urge people around to world to embrace Yoga.
I also request people to share the joys of Yoga with others by teaching Yoga particularly to today’s youth. This way we can create a healthier planet. pic.twitter.com/aaUFOGXHvi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2018
Ajinkya Rahane shows us how to do it!
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) June 21, 2018
Suresh Raina is doing it with perfection:
Stretching, breathing and a good session of yoga that’s how my #internationaldayofyoga2018 started! How about you?
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 21, 2018
That is some yoga pose by Rajeev Khandelwal:
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) June 21, 2018
Shilpa Shetty Kundra always inspires us:
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Dear Instafam , Pranayama: Prana means life (no life without breath), Ayama means practice/control. So when you practice control over breath you WILL have control over your LIFE and MIND. It not only cleanses 72000 nadis/channels, your mind and blood ,but that cleansing process translates into energy.. SHAKTI.. This power helps you positively manifest your AURA, RELATIONSHIPS,SELF-AWARENESS and GOALS. This International Yoga day start with Pranayama.. Welcome the NEW you. Inhale the future, Exhale the past..Enjoy the present. A big thankyou to @narendramodi ji who leads and inspires by example.🙏 and @ra_rathore for keeping the momentum going so passionately #humfittohindiafit With gratitude Shilpa Shetty Kundra #internationalyogaday #yogini #power #shakti #gratitude #startyoga #swasthrahomastraho #benefits #pranayama #breathe #yoga #home
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Apparently, like any other celebrity, ace Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif also shared his picture depicting the benefits of yoga on his social media account, on this occassion. While justifying his true love for yoga he posted a caption on his post stating, “Yoga doesn’t just make the body flexible, but also our mind and emotions.” In the post, Mohammad Kaif shared an image of him doing the yoga pose of ‘Supta Vajrasana’.
Here is the post shared by Mohammad Kaif on International Yoga Day:
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 21, 2018
Evidently, Muslims on social media were quickly irked by his post and brutally slammed the cricketer for doing yoga. People became outrageous and roasted the cricketer left, right and center by commenting on his religious belief and abusing him.
Some of them are even reminding him to pray ‘Namaz’ five times a day instead of doing yoga for a healthier life.
Here are some of the tweets slamming the cricketer:
Namaz padi h kabhi Mohammad kaif
— Danish Abdullah (@DanishA77208930) June 21, 2018
Well, this is some suggestion:
5 time Namaz padhoge to yoga ki zaroorat he nahi hogi
— Mohammed Farooq291 (@farooqmd291) June 21, 2018
Scientifically it is proven that Namaz is Beneficial for Health
— Mohammed Farooq291 (@farooqmd291) June 21, 2018
Panch waqat ki namaz pado yogi ki jarurat nai padegi sanghiyo ko khush karne Ka natak band karo bhai
— Abdul Chaki (@AbdulChaki6) June 21, 2018
People have outrageous hopes!
I hope you are not hounded by Jihadis for sharing the pic of you doing Yoga.
— Roop Darak (@roopnayandarak) June 21, 2018
Haan bhencho isliye tera peth itta bahar aaya huwa hai…
— BURNOL_supplier💣 (@Sanket15896) June 21, 2018
His priorities are sorted!
Jeans pahn ke kaun yoga krta hai bhai?🤣🤣
— Sαυrαßh ρατhαk (@pathak_says) June 21, 2018
There are all kinds of suggestions!
Yoga u r doing already ,now drink gau mutra nd apply gobar to ur house too ,it will make u more super fit kaif jeee
— Get shorty (@homelyresident) June 21, 2018
Pissed to the core!
You are pissed to the core 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/7rjwHLJzxL
— Vivek bajarangi (@bajarangi7789) June 21, 2018
Fatwa on the way?
Kaif bhai, fatwa on the way
— Som Nath (@aslisomi) June 21, 2018
आज कि ताजा खबर इस्लाम खतरे मैं आ गया…
कैफ भाई फतवे के लिये तयार रहो अब..😂 pic.twitter.com/bmnbybVLn3
— Triple S 🇮🇳 (@108TripleS) June 21, 2018
Clearly, netizens do not know that yoga is practice without a religious inclination. Interestingly, Mohammad Kaif became the target of social media trolls on his International Yoga Day post in 2017 as well. Check out the post:
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 31, 2016