Golden Globe winner Jennifer Aniston (The Good Girl), who usually does yoga for two hours every other day, says that it “quiets her mind” and “leans her out,” according to reports.
Forty year old Aniston, who has one of the most desirable bodies in the industry, says that with yoga, her legs got leaner, arms got strong, limbs lengthened, posture improved, muscles got toned, and the sweaty workout felt like a therapy session.
Aniston, who is fond of Indian and spicy food and who had been chosen as one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People in the World and whose divorce with Oscar nominated Brad Pitt was finalized in 2005, said that yoga helped her to recover from the split.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extended an invitation to other Hollywood celebrities to explore yoga, referred as “a living fossil,” which he says is both a mental and physical discipline by means of which the human-soul (jivatman) unites with the universal-soul (parmatman).
Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, pointed out that some sages had described yoga as the silencing of all mental transformations, which leads to the total realization of the Supreme Self. Some had used yoga attempting to gain liberation by removing all sensory barriers.
According to Patanjali, author of the basic text, the Yoga Sutra, who codified yoga after being founded by Yajanavalkya, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical, Rajan Zed added.