Katy Perry spoke to Prevention magazine about her love for apple cider vinegar and two things she does to de-stress.
Katy Perry is not your typical anything, so don’t expect her to go all serious when she talks about wellness. A woman who would wear a dress made of cupcakes is not here to tell you to live a no-frills life. She certainly doesn’t eat healthy 100% of the time, or even 80%. “Let’s be honest,” she tells Prevention, “it’s 60/40.” But she does love a celery juice, and her history with wellness goes way back.
Perry’s mom was into healthy living, though Perry describes her dad as a “meatloaf and milk” kind of guy. “My mother’s like, ‘kale is good!’ and I’m like, ‘I thought it was just a garnish at Pizza Hut!’” But thanks to her mom’s influence, she’s no newbie to the world of wellness, and has a lot curiosity about it—a great position to be in if you want to figure out what works for you and not just get sucked into a trend. “I’ve had a lot of opportunity in my life and I know how fortunate I am, but when I don’t have my health, nothing else matters,” she says. “If I can’t get on the stage and do it, I disappoint so many people. I’ve lost my magical power if I can’t get onstage.”
2. She does hot yoga to de-stress.
“I have had a dance with depression, and hot yoga helps clear it all out,” she says. Perry loves CorePower Yoga, and tries to grab a class wherever she’s traveling (“you always know what you’re going to get,” she says). “If you have a healthy body, it helps you have a healthy mind.”
3. And she practices transcendental meditation.
Specifically, Perry practices Transcendental Medication (TM), a type of meditation you learn from a teacher, who gives you a personal mantra. “It clears my head completely,” she says. “And it ignites something in my brain. I get some of my best creative ideas when I’m TM’ing.” She does it every day, and has a teacher come on tour with her to lead meditations for her crew before shows. “For me, TM has been anxiety-reducing, depression-reducing, great for jet lag, hangovers, mood swings. Anytime I’m in a funky mood, I’m like, ‘give me 20 minutes.’” She’s ten years into this routine, and still loves it: “It’s an amazing feeling.”