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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Surprising celebrities who meditate

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Celebrities who meditateLately, it seems everyone's been jumping on the meditation bandwagon, er, pillow. And not just spiritually inclined celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Russell Simmons…

Now even celebs not known for following a particularly spiritual lifestyle are just as likely to be headed down a Buddhist path as down the red carpet. Check out this surprising list… —Carla Vass

 
Gisele Bundchen
Giselle Bundchen
The supermodel and soon-to-be mother of two credits yoga and meditation with helping keep fit during her first pregnancy. She also says mindfulness practices helped her lose the baby weight in a mere two months.

 
Eva MendesEva Mendes
This gorgeous actress swears by Transcendental Mediation to help calm her mind and tap into her creativity. She credits TM guru and director David Lynch for sparking her interest.

 
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
The poster girl for overextended mothers everywhere, the actress, director, activist, and mother of six says she finds “meditation moments” in everyday things, such as playing with her children. Here’s to meditation on the go.

 
Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama Richard Gere
Immortalized in his breakout role as, ahem, a male escort, the actor is a practicing Buddhist, a devoted student of the Dalai Lama, and an advocate for Tibetan freedom. And as serious student of Buddhism, Gere has spoken about how his faith keeps him grounded in Hollywood.

 
Demi MooreDemi Moore
The actress has been a longtime devotee of spiritual leader Deepak Chopra and even serves on the board of his healing center. Maybe it’s all that meditation that keeps her looking so young.

 
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
The “Terminator” and former Governor of California isn’t exactly someone we’d expect to find sitting in the lotus position. But apparently the former body builder has learned and continues to practice TM.

 
Katy PerryKaty Perry
The marriage didn’t last, but her TM practice—which she picked up from former husband Russell Brand—did. Perry supports the David Lynch Foundation and says meditation has helped her stay centered and creative while juggling her busy career.

 
Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
One third reality trio, 100 percent natural lifestyle devotee? Kourtney has been famously open about her devotion to meditation and yoga, often driving her famous family crazy with her alternative lifestyle on "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." The mother of two swears it's not just for the cameras, though, and has often been snapped by paparazzi en route to yoga.

 
Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
The actor and Broadway star is another devotee of Transcendental Meditation, even gabbing to girlfriend Oprah Winfrey about his daily practice. Jackman has also spoken about instilling meditation’s principles of service and love in his young children.

 
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