Celebrity Hobbies: How The Stars Unwind
They seem to be always on the go but even the stars need ways to relax. Are any of these a hobby of yours?
Madonna started practising yoga to get back in shape after the birth of her daughter Lourdes and now does it regularly. “Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can’t rush. You can’t skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can’t judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul.”
When she's not wowing audiences in Vegas, the Canadian singer unwinds with a game of golf. "Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain."
3. Alone Time
There's a lot to be said for a bit of peace and quiet and even Mick Jagger knows this to be true. That's why he insists on at least an hour of "quiet time" a day whie he's on tour. His production manager says: “It’s not like he shuts himself away and says, ‘Don’t f**ing come near me!’ It is his time to retreat."
More than just a hobby, the Canadian musician is also a very successful photographer having had his work published in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar among others. He has photographed many other celebrities including Sting, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Michael Buble.
5. Model Trains
The 'Do You Think I'm Sexy?' singer is a big fan of model railways and has been assembling his own for years. Some of his work has even appeared on the cover of a model train magazine. "It means more to me to be on the cover of Model Railroader than to be on the cover of a music magazine.”
The British icon is also a serious bookworm. He released a list of 100 books he highly recommends including 'Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music', 'A Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. He is also quoted as saying "Don't you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything."
The leading lady enjoyed art in her spare time and in 2005, one of her paintings of a red rose intended for American president John F. Kennedy was sold for £43,000. Although it was originally inscribed with his name, she never gave it to him and later wrote her own name on it instead.
'80s popstar Kim credits gardening with helping her to get over a turbulent period in her life. “Horticulture really brought me back to life. Gardens are always the first place I go to regenerate ... they are a complete sensory experience.”