Looking for a life-altering system of beliefs in order to bring about a new you? There are plenty of options out there, all with exuberant advocates and plenty of naysayers alike. So we found 7 practices to highlight which have proven successful for these 7 celebrities. With the variety offered here below, you may just find what you have been looking for!
Cameron Diaz – Transcendental Meditation
“I knew there was something there for me, in meditation, but every time I would try to do it, I was like, ’I just cannot meditate!’” Diaz spent years trying out different meditation techniques with none of them working for the star. On the brink of giving up on meditation completely, Diaz was turned on to TM or Transcendental Meditation, which was developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. TM was just the thing for Diaz and the technique proved easy for the star to pick up and follow successfully.
Tom Brady & Giselle Bundchen – The Four Agreements
Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. These are the four ideas behind Don Miguel Ruiz’s self-help book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Tom and Giselle have often referenced their love of the book in interviews: “It was very relevant at that point in my life, and I read it once a year to reflect and gain a little perspective”, Tom once stated. It must be helping with Deflategate!
Tom Cruise – Scientology
Almost more of a science than a religion, Scientology has long been associated with Cruise. First introduced to its principles by his former wife Mimi Rogers in 1990, Cruise has said that the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech helped him overcome his dyslexia. An avid promoter of the religion, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be recognized as a religion in Europe and even co-founded Downtown Medical in the wake of 9/11 for rescue workers to be given detox therapy based on Scientology’s practices.
Bill Clinton – Buddhism
People often point to Clinton’s relationship with the Dalai Lama as the reason the former US President has turned to Buddhism. But it may have more to do with the fact that Clinton has had two heart surgeries in the past few years. Now Clinton follows a vegan diet and even has a personal Buddhist monk who is helping him with his meditation skills. The new approach is helping Clinton learn alternative strategies for dealing with stress.
Christy Turlington – Yoga
Christy has been practicing yoga since she was 18 years old and has long been a vocal proponent of the exercise regimen. This top model believes not just in the physical benefits that yoga brings but also in the spiritual and intellectual ones; she often incorporates other ancient Indian practices into her routine such as Vastu and Ayurveda. Christy has even written a book on the topic of using yoga for enhancing your life called Living Yoga.
Die Antwoord – Chaos Magic
Chaos Magic is the new religion behind much of the occult symbolism in Die Antwoord’s music videos for Ugly Boy and Pitbull Terrier. Chaos magic is a postmodern system of magic that values an eclectic approach toward belief. Followers essentially are allowed to adopt new beliefs and identities as they need in order to best achieve their ultimate goal. Aside from the vivid video imagery, Die Antwoord’s cover for their latest album, Donker Mag, featuring an androgynous, undressed Yolandi covered with sigils.
Andrew Keegan – Full Circle
The 35-year-old actor from Party of Five founded Full Circle and now focuses on the use of healing crystals and colon cleanses to “expand consciousness.” Andrew hopes to create a spiritual and social revolution following essentially a belief in synchronicity. As Andrew told Vice magazine, “It’s a circle; in the centre is now. That’s what it’s about”. Prominent members of the religion include a man named Third Eye and a giant talking parrot named Krishna.