Ellie Goulding: Yoga is like a legal drug

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has likened yoga to a drug.

In an interview with Self Magazine the young songstress spoke out about her exercise routine. She loves the feeling she gets after a workout, insisting she doesn’t understand why more people aren’t into the stretching exercise.

“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,” the English pop star confessed.

The 27-year-old singer has an intense workout schedule and opened up about what this means to her day-to-day life, saying that it is something she needs to do to feel good about herself.

“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 mind-set onstage,” the Lights singer said.

The star is keen to keep in shape whether she is on or off stage. Her current exercise plan involves a mixture of boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, Barry’s Bootcamp, Insanity DVD and yoga.

She also makes time to go running when she is at home in London and explained that this is the way she stops herself from getting “emotional”.

“I don’t feel emotional when I run, and that’s what I love about it. It keeps me present more than anything else,” Ellie explained.

The interview will feature within the latest issue of Self Magazine along with a cover photo of Ellie showing off her in-shape body in a crop top and track pants.

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