Hrithik Roshan's wife Sussanne has been training with yoga instructor Payal Tiwari for the last one month. But unlike Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee, she's not practising yoga to lose weight, but to gain some! Payal confirms, "Susanne has been doing yoga to put on weight. She's says that ever since she can already feel the difference and has started feeling very relaxed and good about herself in just a short time. The weight she gains will be healthy, firm muscle tissue and not fat. My assistant and I go over six days a week and teach her yoga for an hour. During Diwali, she was very busy and wasn't that regular but now she is."
She doesn't find it strange that while Hrithik is a gym-rat, the young Mrs Roshan prefers to do yoga, "Though Sussanne likes doing cardio exercises at the gym she says she feels calmer and refreshed after a yoga session; gymming leaves her tired."
Payal continues, "Yoga can help put on weight. There are different asanas and pranayamas for underweight people. For putting on weight, one has to eat healthy too and follow a certain diet. You have to eat more of certain fruits and foods that help gain weight. But as of now, I haven't given her any diet to follow."
Payal, also teaches yoga to Sridevi, Shaheen Abbas, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sandhya Mridul, Neelam Kothari, and is planning to open up a yoga wellness studio in Bandra along with husband Manish. "People have wrong notions of yoga. It's important to learn kriyas properly. My studio will be more of a wellness lifestyle place with personal consultation and diets."