2018 New You Beauty Awards - Powered by OmegaXL

Celebrities Who Meditate

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Jun 27, 2016
Celebrities Who Meditate

This week Lena Dunham released a video of herself meditating, and it’s basically all of us meditating. “Ommm, no that sounds good. Ommm, breathe in, breathe out. Is my hand numb? Does my hand feel weird? I think my hearts beating a little fast. Now my toe is numb.” If you have ever tried to meditate, you know how easy it is for your mind to wander and go to absurd places. Questioning your relationships, seeing your future children, having thoughts about a bunny taking over your job, you know normal things of the sort.

When done right meditation can reduce stress, improve concentration, increase self-awareness, happiness, and acceptance, and slow the aging process. You just have to let go of all of the thoughts clouding your head to really find the benefits of the practice. Like anything in life, practice makes perfect.

Here is a list of a few of our favorite celebrities who also meditate.

Oprah Winfrey

OPRAH
OPRAH

“It was a powerfully energizing yet calming experience. I didn’t want it to end. When it did, I walked away feeling fuller than when I’d come in. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is—still—the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.” – O Magazine

Steve Jobs

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.” –Business Insider

Ariana Huffington

“There is more and more scientific evidence about the impact of mindfulness and meditation in our lives. The list of all the conditions that these practices impact for the better—depression, anxiety, heart disease, memory, aging, creativity—sounds like a label on snake oil from the 19th century! Except this cure-all is real, and there are no toxic side effects.” – Forbes

Kate Hudson

Instagram
Instagram @katehudson

“Meditation has saved my sanity,” Hudson writes in an exclusive excerpt. “Not that I was crazy, but in this world of hyperspeed, overstimulation, no escape from technology, and constant emotional stress, it’s very hard to stay centered and grounded. And yet, since I’ve integrated meditation into my daily life – which doesn’t mean I do it every day – I feel so much more at ease, knowing that I can re-center myself when life feels out of control.” – People Magazine

Ellen DeGeneres

There’s something about TM – it is the only time I have that stillness, it’s the only way I’ve ever been able to sit long enough. I open my eyes and I’m sad that it’s twenty minutes later. I actually love, and I never had that feeling before…But it does, it gives me this peaceful, peaceful feeling, and I just love it so much. – David Lynch Foundation

Katy Perry

“It’s something that’s with you for your whole life. You learn your mantra, it never leaves you, and it’s the deepest rest your brain gets. For people that are so creative and have this kind of creative faucet that never turns off – it just continues and continues – it can be a little exhausting. And, you know, with the continual responsibility of having 127 people on the road, and always being the point person for everything, my subconscious is going even when I’m sleeping. I’m dreaming about whatever I’m creating next, or relationships, or blah, blah, blah. So I’m never really off. And meditation is actually the one time I get to really reset.”- Rolling Stone

Jordana Brewster

Instagram: @jordanabrewster
caption: double #vedmed Instagram: @jordanabrewster

“I started meditating about six years ago. I felt like it was something I needed to do because I was really stressed out, and I didn’t feel very grounded so as soon as I started meditating I felt this sense of groundedness, which is really what I needed. It’s something that I kept up because it has had so many benefits. I meditate in the morning for around 20 minutes and then at night for 15- 20 minutes, to this day, it’s benefiting me so much.” – New You (Read our full interview here).

All aboard the meditation train! We should all give this practice a try because we might just find exactly what we are looking for.