By MAYSA RAWI
Secret of her success: Lady Gaga has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2004
She is one of the most influential women in the world.
But for anyone who has been wondering how Lady Gaga made it to the top, the secret is finally out. The pop star's personal trainer has revealed Lady Gaga's success is down to Bikram yoga. Tricia Donegan, a former college soccer player, met the singer before she was famous - when she was known as was known as Stefani Germanotta.
Donegan, who is now her private teacher, told The New York Times Insider:
'Lady Gaga is something very special, because she is a woman of service.
'She uses her talent to make this world better, and that’s because she practices yoga. 'She is blessed that she has talent, but what’s special about her is that she’s going to change the world.'
Bikram is based on the traditional yoga techniques carried out in sweltering temperatures of 105°F
Gaga is a longstanding fan of the exercise - based on the traditional yoga techniques carried out in sweltering temperatures of 105°F.
The sport, popularised in the Seventies by guru Bikram Choudhury, is hard work and normally consists of a 90 minute session in sauna-like temperatures where 26 different postures are carried out.
Gaga is said to have started Bikram Yoga back in New York in 2004 before she was famous.