Sting at 60: Reflects on Yoga & Relationships
Can you believe that rock-star and yogi, Sting, is 60?! He talks about his relationship with wife and fellow yogi, Trudie Styler, mindfulness, and yoga as he reflects upon aging.
Sting tells USA Today that he's become more mindful with age:
"When you reach a certain age, you realize that life is finite. You can be depressed by that, or you can say, 'I'm going to appreciate every minute to its maximum potential.'"Sting has been with Trudie Styler for 30 years and they've been married since 1992. He says marriage is hard work:
"I think marriages often fail because once people sign the contract, they say, 'That's it.' But a relationship is a living, breathing organism. It needs to be nourished. It also needs to evolve, to be adjusted; you need compromise and flexibility."He goes on to say that physical intimacy "grows as you get to know someone better. And it takes years to get to know someone, really. But you're rewarded for your diligence."
Sting on his yoga practice:
"Yoga has enriched my life by allowing me to improve physically; which is very inspiring, especially as you get older. I tour an awful lot, and being on the road is not always easy... Yoga is a great way to offset the downsides of touring by bringing much-needed peace and sanity into what can be a hectic life. Like music, yoga is a journey -- one that is long enough so you keep developing, and keep learning. I don't see an end to it."Namaste to that!
Happy birthday, Sting!
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