Jennifer Aniston's yoga teacher has revealed that 'yogalosophy' workouts prepared the actress physically and mentally for her revealing new role as a 'stripper with a heart of gold'.
Jennifer's friend and long-time yoga instructor Mandy Ingber's routines combine yoga and toning movements to give your regular yoga routine a boost (or keep you interested if you usually get bored in Downward Facing Dog), and it's certainly worked for Jen - who's a knockout in her new film, We're the Millers.
Mandy demonstrated some of her moves on ABC's breakfast TV show Good Morning America. Her mantra is that to get get the body you want, 'you have to love the body you have'.
She says that Jen, 42, is consistent in her practice of yogalosophy, going through the routine three times a week in combination with a good diet and cardio workouts.
The key points of Mandy programme are:
1. Love your body
2. Set short-term goals
3. Make healthy choices
4. Visualize your best
5. Give and receive support
“The thing about yoga is that once you start, developing that mindfulness and that sense of connection to your body, you just want to make healthier choices,” she says.
Jennifer herself attended the launch of Mandy's latest book, Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover, and has previously spoken of her love for yoga, telling E! Online, "Yoga kinda helps you prepare for everything. Honestly, it's like meditation."
Mandy also reveals that Jennifer's favourite position is the Tree pose, which no doubt helps her get those incredibly toned pins and defines those stomach muscles by using the core to maintain balance.
“She’s really good at it,” Mandy says. “It’s the ability to be able to find your sense of focus in the middle of a lot that’s going on. It runs right through the center of the body.”
If standing on one foot does the trick, sign us up!