Yoga keeps Lady Gaga fit

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2011, 08:46 AM IST

London: Pop sensation Lady Gaga says she keeps fit with yoga. Gaga, who subjects herself to gruelling dance routines onstage and weird-shaped heels off-duty, works hard on her fitness.

"I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy. You know, my work sort of feeds me. I keep in shape by working hard," the 25-year-old singer told Harper`s Bazaar.

But even when she`s not touring, Gaga works for "about 16 to 20 hours a day. And when I`m alone, I write, I imagine, I create things, and I decide how I want to do my future performances. I don`t take much time off."

The `Born This Way` hitmaker is famous for her outrageous costumes but Gaga opted to go natural for the cover shoot of the magazine.

"Whether I`m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I`m always the same person inside," said the singer.

Gaga says she opts to dress up as part of her art. "I don`t really view it as "natural". I think that artifice is the new reality. It`s more about just being honest and sincere to the core of what you do. I think what has been
lovely about my relationship with the public is that they expect something unexpected from me," she added.

Though the singer puts on a great facade in public, she is happy to go nude as well.

"I`m very free-spirited. Even when I was a kid, I used to run around naked with the babysitter, driving her crazy."

PTI