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The Celebrity Anti-Aging Secret Is Actually a Special Type of Yoga

Looking young and radiant is the unspoken prerequisite in Hollywood. Celebrities of all ages are committed to amping up the glow and — luckily for the rest of us — their beauty secrets usually become public knowledge.

For Alicia Keys, her secret goes deeper than a killer skin care regimen, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” The 35-year-old mentor on “The Voice” and Grammy-Award-winning music artist’s practice of Kundalini yoga has provided her with a natural radiance apparent in her recent makeup-free appearances.

This type of yoga practice fuses physical (kriya_)_ sequences involving holding a pose or repetitive stretches with spiritual practices like chanting and breathing techniques to infuse the yogis with both vitality and consciousness.

The songstress practices with Venice, California-based Guru Jagat, who spoke to “ET” about Kundalini’s beautifying abilities: “The pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the hypothalamus, these kind of glandular centers in the brain — those are solely responsible for the way you age,” she says. “Every time you do a Kundalini yoga kriya meditation, it stimulates those parts of the brain centers."

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Looking younger than her 35 years, the mother of two seems to be benefiting from Kundalini's purported anti-aging powers. In addition to yoga, Keys told Elle UK that eliminating dairy and consuming lots of water helped her once-blemished skin recover.

Keys now joins a long list of well-known age-defying celebrities who have fallen in love with Kundalini, including Demi Moore, Cindy Crawford, Reese Witherspoon, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

What Do You Think?

Does this make you curious about Kundalini yoga? Would you want to try it for the anti-aging benefits? Have you tried this form of yoga? What was your experience with it? What other types of activities can help keep you young? Tell us in the comments.

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Bryce Christian is an Annenberg journalism alum from USC. He has written and produced social media content for TheWrap, Billboard Music Awards, Miss America, American Music Awards and What's Trending. Christian is currently a contributing writer and Snapchat producer for LIVESTRONG.COM.

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