Meditation and practices related to it have taken the world by storm. There have been all sorts of benefits linked to meditation, including relieving stress, improving concentration, and becoming more patient. Since meditation has become so popular, it’s no surprise that celebrities have jumped on the band wagon as well. Here are 15 celebs who practice some form of meditation.
Tina Turner is one of the many celebs who has used meditation in order to overcome a tough obstacle in life. For more than 30 years, she has been an avid follower and supporter of meditation, especially due to her strong support of Buddhist beliefs. Tina Turner even credits meditation for allowing her to gain the inner confidence and courage that she needed in order to leave her abusive ex-husband, Ike Turner.
Eva Mendes practices transcendental meditation (TM), after learning about it from David Lynch, which she says is able to keep her calm and relaxed. She also says that TM allows her to tap into her creative side when she needs to. She also says that meditation allows her to create a sense of balance and find that centered place in her life, which can be hard to do as a Hollywood celeb.
If you’ve ever watched Kourtney and Kim Take New York, you know all about Kourtney Kardashian’s crazy obsession with meditation and yoga. She has often been photographed heading to a yoga session. She claims the practice allows her to manage her stress and anxiety levels.
Though Russell Simmons and meditation don’t seem to be two things that mix, the hip-hop producer is an avid fan of the practice. Russell has been meditating for 15 years and says that it gives him the wisdom, energy, strength, and health that he needs in order to live a blissful life. Russell also credits meditation for allowing him to connect to himself and the universe.
Working as an actress, mom, activist, and director definitely leaves Angelina Jolie with an extremely busy lifestyle. Instead of practicing the normal types of meditation, she says that she is able to experience meditation moments in everyday things. Angelina says that she even experiences these moments when she’s with her six children!
Cancer definitely isn’t a disease that’s easy to beat. However, Sheryl Crow decided that meditation was going to be part of her arsenal for fighting her battle after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She says that practicing transcendental meditation allowed her to tap into a peaceful and accepting mindset.
Oprah Winfrey has outwardly spoken numerous times about her enjoyment and routine practice of transcendental meditation. She has even hosted meditation challenges in the past years in order to encourage more people to try meditation. Oprah says that TM allows her to release stress and focus on the positivty in life.
Gisele Bundchen has often been photographed on the beach meditating, and now we understand why. The wife of an NFL quarterback and mom of two has explained that meditation combined with yoga allowed her stay fit during both of her pregnancies. She also credits meditation with allowing her to stay mindful, which let her focus on losing the baby weight she gained.
Though her marriage to Russell Brand didn’t exactly go as planned, Katy Perry was able to take at least one good thing away from the marriage: transcendental meditation. While the marriage is long over, Katy still meditates on a daily basis, a practice that Russell Brand encouraged her to do. She now supports the David Lynch Foundation and continues to mediate to stay creative and centered.
As a mom and one of the biggest global female singers in the world, Beyonce does her best to avoid going crazy despite her crazy busy life. Beyonce, who has admitted to being a control freak, says that meditation allows her to avoid going over the edge. It’s also allowed her to continue to continuously visualize a successful career.
Halle Berry has publicly admitted to meditating for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is to keep herself grounded. But she has also said that she meditates in order to get closer to her abusive dad that she never really got to know. Even though he’s dead, she meditates to heal the wounds caused by the rough relationship.
Demi Moore has been a longtime leader and follower of Deepak Chopra, a well-known meditation leader. She’s even become part of his healing center. Demi’s also been to India on yoga retreats; maybe those are the keys to looking so young.
When Kate Bosworth became a Buddhist, she took on one of the most important practices in the religion, meditation. She says that meditation puts her in an incredible state of mind that allows her to constantly grow and become a better person.
Stevie Wonder is another celebrity who practices transcendental meditation. In fact, he enjoys it so much that he wrote a song about it. As said in his song “transcendental meditation gives you peace of mind.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger definitely doesn’t seem like a guy who would be interested in meditation. However, as buff and strong as he appears to be, Arnold has been practicing meditation for more than 15 years. During his years as a bodybuilder, Arnold would become so focused that his concentration on his form would become meditation for him.