Virpi Sarasvuo: “We train to control my mind when knitting”


Former top athlete Virpi Sarasvuo says she is a fast-paced playground, for whom relaxation is also something to do.

– Baking, crafts or making crafts. If my constant rushing needs to get broken, I take the yarn and needles and start knitting. The harder the instruction, the better exercise for mind control it is.

In Virp’s opinion, knitting is also a good counterbalance to fooling around, because it doesn’t come ready right away.

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– I’m currently making a beanie where I have to keep counting how many layers are going. It progresses painfully slowly. I am learning to tolerate incompleteness.

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“I stay in motion throughout the day”

Known as a top skier, Virpi does not know how to be still for a long time but tries to move around during the day. Especially the morning workout is important to him.

– When the nervous system and body are awake, the mind works better.

During the day by the plane, he gets up a little to stand up and makes body-opening movements.

– Otherwise it’s starting to hurt everywhere.

Virpi fell over her other shoulder during her skiing career, and it still hurts in between.

– However, I do not want to give pain power so that it would prevent me from doing things. The pain just tells you that you need to take care of yourself even more.

Read more about Virpi Sarasvuo’s insights into well-being in Good Health magazine issue 3/2021!

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