Yoga Hot Among ‘Real Housewives’ Vicki Gunvalson, Teresa Giudice, Bethenny Frankel, Lisa Rinna, & Meghan Edmonds

Real Housewives are getting hot for yoga. From the Real Housewives of Orange County to Beverly Hills, New York City, and New Jersey, these reality TV stars are chanting “om” and calming their stressed selves with the benefits of yoga. Ready to find out who’s doing the Downward Dog? Read on.

Lisa Rinna recently got soothed in Studio City with a yoga class that helped the 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star get fit and fabulous, reported the Daily Mail.

And although Lisa usually is dressed with the most glamorous attire, Rinna kept it simple for her yoga class with a T-shirt, black leggings, and slippers. The Real Housewives star, who was bare-faced in a dramatic change from her usual cosmetics, carried her mat with her.

"Real Housewives" star Lisa Rinna loves yoga.
"Real Housewives" star Lisa Rinna loves yoga.

Vicki Gunvalson, star of Real Housewives of Orange County, attempted to relax by heading to Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California, for a detox retreat, reported E! News.

And yoga was high on Vicki’s list of her activities at the retreat.

“The start of our detox retreat at @bacararesortsb with @skyranchfitness and @clubdetox_oc. Yoga, meditation, hiking, massage and healthy eating,” Gunvalson shared on social media.

As the Inquisitr reported, Vicki has been struggling with the emotional overload of finding herself and her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers hotly contested for their claim that Brooks has cancer.

Vicki Gunvalson soothes soul with yoga.
Vicki Gunvalson soothes soul with yoga.

But she’s not the only Real Housewives Of Orange County star chanting “om.”

Meghan Edmonds lured Hayley, her teen daughter, off to discover the joys of paddleboarding yoga, reported Entertainment Weekly.

However, Meghan didn’t exactly succeed after questioning the yoga teacher who was best. Just after the yoga instructor informed her that yoga isn’t a sport in which participants compete, Edmonds went kerplop into the water, face down, while Hayley howled with laughter.

Bethenny Frankel has had much better success with yoga, reported People.

Bethenny feels yoga is fab.
Bethenny feels yoga is fab.

The Real Housewives Of New York City and Skinnygirl entrepreneur frequently posts her poses on social media.

“On tonight’s episode, @caroleradziwill tells me I need to find balance. How’s this,” Bethenny wrote for one caption.

The comment was about Carole Radziwell, one of her Real Housewives of New York City co-stars.

In addition, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has found peace during her prison sentence with yoga, reported the New York Daily News.

The RHONJ star received a 15-month sentence for fraud, and Teresa has been keeping a diary about her life at the Federal Correction Institute in Danbury, Connecticut.

“Woke up at 6:15, went to breakfast at 6:30, had French toast and oatmeal,” she wrote on one day.

Giudice then watched the news, looked at her email messages, and sipped coffee to pass the time before she headed to yoga.

Teresa Giudice has discovered tranquility through yoga.
Teresa Giudice has discovered tranquility through yoga.

“Did yoga at 8:30 until 9:10,” journaled Teresa.

So what’s the appeal of yoga? Benefits of this popular form of fitness include flexibility, strength, balance, and relaxation, reported WebMD.

Because the poses involve stretching muscles, exercisers can find it easier to move while easing fatigue and stiffness. Researchers found that it took eight weeks of yoga to boost flexibility by 35 percent.

Various types of yoga are available, and some, like power yoga, enhance muscle tone. Certain poses, including the plank and downward dog, are helpful for strengthening the upper body, while standing poses help with abs and legs.

And if you’ve envied the good posture of those Real Housewives, yoga could be their hidden secret. That’s because yoga strengthens the core, resulting in an improved overall posture and body awareness.

Worried about the health of your heart? Yoga can reduce your blood pressure. And because yoga slows the heart rate, those who have suffered a stroke or have heart disease also can benefit from yoga. This form of fitness even reduces triglyceride and cholesterol while boosting the immune system.

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