Meditation is a practice that encourages the mind to slow down and also benefits the body and soul. Many famous actors, musicians, and comedians practice meditation. Most celebrities prefer Transcendental Meditation and some were even trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the man who developed the technique. Which famous celebrities meditate?
Katy Perry tops this list as the most famous person who meditates. The “I Kissed a Girl” singer told Marie Claire magazine, “I start the day with Transcendental Meditation. It puts me in the best mood. I wake up and just prop myself up in bed for 20 minutes. It’s the only time my mind gets absolute rest." Perry's ex-husband Russell Brand is a big supporter of meditation as well. He says, “I have become a better person through Transcendental Meditation.”
Paul McCartney, and the rest of the Beatles, studied meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960s. In 2009, McCartney said, "In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity - and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world. It was a great gift that Maharishi gave us." Other meditating celebs include Madonna, Hugh Jackman, and Clint Eastwood.
Who are the other famous people who meditate? Read through the list below to find out which of your favorite celebs are meditators.
Katy Perry told Marie Claire magazine, “I start the day with Transcendental Meditation. It puts me in the best mood. I wake up and just prop myself up in bed for 20 minutes. It’s the only time my mind gets absolute rest."
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more
Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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Madonna practices Transcendental Meditation.
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita
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Hugh Jackman discussed the benefits of meditation with Oprah Winfrey saying, "In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it."
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, + more
Credits: The Prestige, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men, Les Misérables
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Kristen Bell told Shape Magazine, "Do meditative yoga for 10 minutes every morning. When you have a problem - whether it's road rage, your guy, or work - meditation allows everything to unfold the way it's supposed to."
Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Credits: Frozen, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars
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