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It’s all in the mind: on yoga & running

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Yesterday, I picked up my work-out routine after a two week holiday, in which, I am a little sad to admit, I totally lost track of it. Birthday parties, Christmas, visiting family and going on a trip to Copenhagen with my husband apparently aren’t a great stimulus for my sporting habits :) rosalie-running

Now that I’m back on track, I immediately feel how important my working-out really is to me, and how much I missed it (despite of all the good stuff that happened while I was resting).

Since the beginning of 2014, I have a sporting routine that really resonates with me: I do 30-45 minutes of Kundalini Yoga at least 4 times a week and once or twice a week I take a 5-10 km run.

So, I basically take time to work out 5-7 days a week. I realize that may sound like a lot. You might feel I’m exaggerating it a bit (or a lot :)).

For me, it’s like taking time to eat or sleep. It’s vital to my wellbeing. While on my yoga mat, I  ground myself, become more aware and connect to my intuition. I reset my energy, which helps me greatly to stay energised and positive in my solo-entrepreneurship.

And after the first 20 minutes of running, my head becomes clear and new ideas pop up. This has lead me to new products, new approaches with clients and many many blog idea.

The combination of Kundalini yoga and running is perfect for me. There are days I really need to run instead of being on my yoga mat and other days it’s the other way around.

It took me a while to figure out how to find the time for my yoga and running practices. Busy with work, parenting and my friends, I found it really hard to work out even once a week. But since I accepted I need some serious movement every day to be able to do the work I love and feel happy and whole, I now see it as part of my working day as well as part of my free time.

The game changer for me was a different mindset towards my sporting routine: from leisure time to an intrinsic part of my work.

So now I’m curious: what’s your ‘work-out poison’? How does it effect you if you do or don’t keep to your preferred schedule?

And is it hard to stick to your sporting routine? 

 

 

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