Kangna Ranaut may now be one of the most sought after actresses in B-town today but there was a time when she went through a low phase. On International Yoga Day, the actress revealed how much yoga helped her overcome that time.
Ranaut spoke to Hindustan Times, “When I was about 18, and was struggling to get a chance in the industry, I saw a man named Surya Narayan Singh, balancing his entire body on one hand, and doing gymnastics at Juhu Beach. I was so impressed that I asked him to teach me the art. I gave him whatever money I had at that time. Although he wanted to become a fighter after learning yoga, he started teaching me and dedicated his life towards yoga. He is my yoga guru even now”.
“I had lost interest in life. I used to think, ��what�۪s the purpose of life?�۪ Also, around Fashion (2008), since I was doing depressing roles, I started thinking about mortality, and things like ��why were we born?�۪ and ��what will happen to us?�۪ At that point, my guruji (Surya) introduced me to the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. I started finding strength within myself and my inner voice. I started doing yoga in a big way. I did Raja Yoga, which is a very difficult practice and it requires you to be a celibate. So, I lived a monk�۪s life for a year or two (smiles). I also did Kundalini Yoga, and studied all its chakras too,” she continued.
Ranaut also said that she is doing full-time work for Vivekananda’s ashrams outside of her acting career.
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