The one with Christmas yoga

How is everyone’s Christmas spirit going?

I’ll be honest- I have been pretty busy running around like a headless chicken and have been like HOW is it already Christmas Day!?!?!  YIKES.

Luckily I am a weirdly organised overplanner and tend to sort out my Christmas presents throughout the year (whenever I see something I think friends/family will like) and so I didn’t have a present rush. I did however have an “I-should-probably-buy-something-yummy-rather-than-my-usual-spinach-smoothie-ingredients” rush because I am pretty sure eating a green smoothie for Christmas lunch is sad (although it is colour appropriate am I right?!).

I don’t have an oven (or a stovetop, good times) so I utilised my best friend the slow cooker to make a nice chicken, along with some fancy bread and salad and a lot of yummy dessert stuff.


Some things were extra important for making things feel Christmassey. Christmas carols, festive food, presents, and egg nog, to be exact.

As were a few Christmassey (in my mind) yoga poses that helped get me in the festive spirit:


Tree pose


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Child’s pose


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Star pose



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Prayer pose


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Christmas is always a good time to reflect on being more giving/kind/Christmas-spirit-ey and yoga is the perfect opportunity for me to do this.

Enjoy the rest of your Christmas everyone!



What do you cook for Christmas?? At home in NZ we usually have chicken or turkey and lots of nice summer salads and pavlova (a traditional NZ dessert… Australians will say its an Aussie thing but they are lying because they have to try and take what they can get due to us beating them in the rugby all the time). Last year Curtis and I tried to make pavlova for Christmas- epic fail. It is super tricky to make but we might try again this year when we are in NZ for a few weeks 🙂

Do you buy your Christmas presents all in one go or one by one? 

Workout on Christmas day- yay or nay? – YAY YAY YAY

About kiwiyogirunner

I'm a kiwi girl travelling the world and staying grounded through yoga and running! Come hang out and be besties with me while I attempt to navigate my crazy life :) For more details check out my About page!
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3 Responses to The one with Christmas yoga

  1. I would totally forget where the present was hidden in my house, so I don’t buy anything ahead for Christmas! We are having a green Christmas here too – cold, but not cold enough to snow, so we are having rain 😦 Oh well. You made a really nice meal! Hope you had a great holiday with Curtis!


  2. We kicked off our Christmas festivities super late in the day (around 11 am) so I actually did have time to go on a run beforehand which was great! It felt strange running early on Christmas morning before opening presents but I always love starting off the day with a good run 🙂 Love the idea of doing Christmas yoga, too. Your Christmas feast looks DELISH- nice work, Jessica 🙂


  3. babycrow says:

    Belated christmas wishes to you Jessica! Wishing you all the best for 2016 and I look forward to reading more of your blogging — your posts always make me smile! x


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