You won’t see Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, lifting weights or working out in a regular gym. Instead, this Emmy Award-winning judge on The Voice, People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” cover model, and a new father prefers to exercise on a yoga mat, often participating in live Yoga classes.
Adam Levine is a devoted yoga practitioner who has turned to this ancient practice because traditional workouts made him too muscular, and his hectic touring schedule left him feeling tense and exhausted. He didn’t want bulging muscles and a thick neck, and he needed a way to stay calm and focused during his high-energy, public life on the road, whether he was on tour or attending live yoga classes. Traditional strength training exercises couldn’t alleviate his lower back pain or tight hips and hamstrings. That’s when he discovered yoga poses like downward facing dog, big toe pose, and revolved triangle.
Through yoga, Levine learned how to control his breath for both relaxation and energy. He even incorporated meditation into his routine. Somewhere between challenging poses like sirsasana (headstand) and the calming sarvasana (corpse pose), he found a sense of peace and balance. Now, whenever Maroon 5 is on tour, there’s always a dedicated yoga space backstage where Levine spends a focused hour practicing yoga, often with a coach. This helps him prepare both physically and mentally for their performances.