Ellie Goulding is not about to let a busy performance schedule (said in the English way: shed-yule) get in the way of her yoga. The British pop singer-songwriter takes her mind-body fitness routine seriously, and daily. “My training is part of my life. It’s something I need to do every day, because it affects my mood, my fitness, even my mindset onstage,” the “Burn” singer said in the July issue of Self magazine for which she is the cover star.
Though it’s an exhaustive laundry list of activities – boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, Barry’s Bootcamp, Insanity DVD and yoga – that we got tired from just by mentioning, it’s the yoga that’s her favorite because, well, it’s a pretty nice high.
“I get the biggest high when I do yoga. People don’t realize that there’s such an incredible drug in life that doesn’t involve any substances,” she said.
While the whole yoga-drug comparison is a little irksome, we can probably all relate to that feeling of the “yoga high.” Also, it’s somewhat refreshing to see a performer paying attention to mind-body wellness and not all about the crunk juice and molly popping, or whatever the kids call it these days.
“I’ve gained slightly different priorities while being on this planet,” said 27-year-old Goulding,”and one of them is to respect my body and to do as much as I can with it while I’m here.”
Maybe other pop stars will follow suit. Anything could happen. We guess she likes to let the incense burn, burn, burn, burn…OK, we’re done.
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