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Rakul Preet Singh in Bathing Suit Says "Smile Away"

Here's how she stays fit.

Rakul Preet Singh is best known as the Bollywood star of films like De De Pyaar De and Nannaku Permatho, but she could also probably get a gig as a yoga instructor if it came to that. The woman knows what she's doing! And the results pay off for mind and body, as made clear by the swimsuit photo she just shared. "Smile away !! It's free therapy💕💕 #islandlife 🏝" it said. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Rakul Preet Singh stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Does a Lot of Yoga

Rakul Preet Singh does yoga, and frequently shares her practice online. "Just flow," she captioned one video of her doing a Cobra pose. To do Cobra, "you lie on the floor on your stomach with your legs straight and your toes pointed. Put your hands next to your chest on the floor. Inhale and keep your hands lightly on the floor. Lift your head, shoulders and upper back. Squeeze your buttocks and engage your core to help support your back. Hold for five breaths. Then exhale and bring your body back down to the floor. Repeat," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Loves Inversions

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"#happyinternationalyogaday to all of you," she once wrote. "I was never a yoga person until I did a class with @anshukayoga . These inversions have been life altering. My world is perfect when I hang upside down ..internal peace , happiness , calm and recovery from injuries . Thankuuu @anshukayoga." Positioning your body downward that can lead to lymphatic drainage and other benefits. "Results from this study show that yogic practices enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life," according to one journal. To put it another way: "When life turns upside down simply adjust your view," she has said. 


She Loves a Good Stretch

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"Choose stretching over stressing," Rakul Preet Singh has said. "Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage," says Harvard Health.


She Relaxes With Yoga Nidra

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"Yoga nidra involves slowing down and chilling out. So does meditation. While some people tend to lump them together, they really are two different practices," says the Cleveland Clinic. "Yoga nidra is like meditation, but yet it's not," says yoga therapist and yoga program manager, Judi Bar. "There are overlaps, but there also are key differences. With yoga nidra, you are lying down and the goal is to move into a deep state of conscious awareness sleep, which is a deeper state of relaxation with awareness. This state involves moving from consciousness while awake to dreaming and then to not-dreaming while remaining awake — going past the unconscious to the conscious." 


She Brinks Barley Water

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"Thinking how to beat the summer heat?" Rakul Preet Singh asked once, and then recommended barley water. Any kind of water is great for you, as long as it's unsweetened. "Drinking water can help your:

  • Blood: Water ensures that your blood is just the right consistency to carry oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the areas that need it, including your brain, heart, kidneys and muscles.
  • Joints: Think of your joints like the gears of your car. They need to be well-lubricated to work and last.
  • Kidneys: Drinking adequate amounts of water can prevent kidney damage and disorders," says the Cleveland Clinic.
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