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The Meghan Markle Yoga Routine: How to Achieve Her Glow

by MIRIAM CIHODARIU

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The Royal Wedding of the British Royal Family made the headlines of all the major magazines and media outlets of the world. In the midst of all the glam, the beautiful and smart Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, stole the show. Every time she is asked about her beauty secrets, she says she owes it all to the anti-aging power of yoga. Not many of her fans know that Meghan Markle has always been a dedicated yogi and a promoter of the yoga lifestyle.

Here, you’ll find an overview of every little yoga secret Meghan Markle gave away over the years in her interviews, put together into a yoga routine.

What Meghan Revealed about Her Yoga Practice

meghan markle yoga workout routine collage

Picture source: Cosmopolitan.

Her mother is also a yoga instructor and she first introduced her daughter to the amazing benefits of yoga. Meghan recounted doing yoga with her mom from as early as when she was 7 years old. It’s never too early to start doing yoga with your kids, and there are plenty of benefits to it.

At first, Meghan recounts that it wasn’t very easy for her to follow her mom’s moves and struggled to find her calling towards yoga. To this, her mother just said ‘Flower, you will find your practice – just give it time.’ (Yes, Meghan’s mom calls her Flower, since childhood). Later on, in college, the young Meghan finally started easing up into yoga exercises. To stay in shape her routine included jogging and hot yoga.

Her dedication to doing yoga regularly shows in her positive vibes and in her beautiful glow.

The Meghan Markle Yoga Routine for the Face

Meghan Markle face close up

Picture source: Mirror.co.uk.

Besides the hot yoga practice that helps her stay in that amazing shape, Meghan Markle attributed her incredible sculpted features to doing face yoga exercises every couple of days. She even said she can tell the difference right away and can notice how her features are much more sculpted on the days she does the face yoga exercises.

You can do these 8 facial exercises in the morning or in the evening, after cleaning your face and before applying your usual skincare products to improve blood circulation and keep your skin fresh. These exercises are meant to work all the layers of your skin relieving your face of toxins and smoothening and tightening your skin. The results of face yoga are reputed to be even more spectacular than botox, not to mention that they’re natural and more in tune with the body positivity philosophy.

The Meghan Markle Yoga Routine for the Body

meghan markle yoga body

Image source: Best Health Mag.

There are many yoga exercises that make their way into Meghan Markle’s yoga routine, whenever she just needs to exercise a bit in order to clear her head and feel more focused.

However, as we mentioned above, the real cornerstone of Meghan Markle’s amazing shape is her commitment to hot yoga. Sometimes confused for Bikram yoga, though they aren’t really the same thing, hot yoga gets its name because you move and sweat a lot during practice. It’s a challenging but fun workout combining yoga moves with a cardio pace.

You can try hot yoga at home. If you have a bathroom big enough to perform all the poses safely, running a hot shower or having a bathtub full of hot water will heat and steam up the room creating proper conditions for hot yoga. Alternatively, try using a humidifier alongside a space heater.

More Lifestyle Advice from Meghan

Meghan Markle eating

Image source: Esquire.

In addition to practicing yoga to stay energized and in shape, Meghan Markle is focusing on clean eating and not taking in toxins, as much as possible. Her healthy ways are starting to rub off on Prince Harry as well, who’s quit smoking and is trying to eat more nourishing meals, thanks to her positive influence.

She also puts a lot of focus on drinking enough water and admits to having always been fascinated with cooking, mainly because while she was growing up, her dad took her to the set of a TV show he was working on as the lighting director. Every day after school, she would help out with preparing food and nibbles. She claims this is what planted the seed for her appreciation of plating and presenting food with the purpose of bringing joy to others. Later on, she even served as a culinary critic on a children’s cooking show.

Meghan is a foodie to the extent that the majority of her and Prince Harry’s initial dates and time spent together included cooking. They even had their engagement moment in the kitchen.

Meghan Markle eating ice cream

Image source: Popsugar.

Unlike many other sources of advice for healthy eating, Meghan doesn’t believe in restrictions. For her, healthy eating means making sure the foods you eat are clean and nutritious, but not limiting your food intake. Her focus is on exercising, and she believes the diet should be generous enough to support an intense training lifestyle.

If you manage to include at least a little bit more yoga, or healthy cooking into your daily life, you’ll be doing yourself a major favor, and you will feel and look better with each passing day. We all need a bit of inspiration for reaching our fitness goals sometimes, but who could be more inspiring than Meghan Markle right now?


Would you like to start practicing yoga like Meghan? Sign up for a yoga and running retreat to create a routine like hers or go on a hot yoga retreat to learn the same moves she practices. 

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