Breath of Joy: Breathe your way to a happier mindset

On days when you feel a little down or lacking in energy, try this Breath of Joy breathing and movement exercise. Whether you’re feeling sluggish or your mood is low, breathing with purpose and intention can really help to shift your mindset.


Breathing exercises are a handy and efficient tool to channel your energy. And, in this case, to increase your general energy. Pranayama is the yogic word for breath control and Prana is another word for life force or life energy. Simply put, your breath is powerful enough, when used in particular ways, to boost your energy levels and mood.


During this meditation podcast, we will start with a gentle controlled way of breathing, which you can always use to connect to yourself and the present moment. After that we’ll come to a standing position to go through the Breath of Joy together, a series of dynamic energy-boosting movements that are carried out in tune with the breath. The routine will shake up your system and help you feel lively, happy and energised. Let’s go.


Anna Scott Miller

Anna Scott Miller

After an intensive yoga teacher training at Delight Yoga Amsterdam, among others, Anna Scott Miller teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha Yoga at Delight Yoga, Equal Yoga, the New Yogaschool and Yoga Academy Netherlands (YAN). Interested in living more mindfully? Then Anna is your go-to yogi. She has a lot of experience in teaching meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Yoga Nidra. What she really loves to do in her spare time? Being out in nature, bouldering, seeing friends and taking the time for self-development. Oh! And travelling. Every year she visits her yoga teachers in Bali and India.