The Academy Award winner said she was the one who popularised the ancient form of exercise in the West.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s magazine, the actress aid: “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’”
The A-List star, who launched her lifestyle brand Goop in 2008, admitted she was shocked when she arrived at a yoga class and was asked whether she had ever had a lesson before.
“And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’”
Twitter users couldn’t help but mock Gwyneth’s statement about yoga, which was introduced thousands of years ago.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Just when I thought @GwynethPaltrow couldn’t be anymore of a loon, I see this: Gwyneth Paltrow takes credit for bringing yoga to the masses