Try this playful yoga workout to feel happier in an instant

It sometimes happens that when you try something new, the wonderful feeling of being as carefree as a child washes over you. Children are typically honest, innocent and sources of steady outpourings of love. They are naturally curious and ask questions, they're mystified by objects and experiences that we, as adults, have long since taken for granted. I created this practice to focus on cultivating joy and curiosity by tapping into your inner child. Let’s feel invigorated together by letting a childlike mentality take over.

 

During this playful flow, I’ll show you a few options so you can improvise a little with my guidance. I’ll encourage you to explore freedom of movement and to play around with some arm balances that are accessible for all levels (from baby crow to the more challenging crow pose). The feeling of wonder that comes with peeling back the layers of thought and assessment is lost all too often in adulthood. With that in mind, set an intention for this practice, play before you give it a second thought, and let the thrill of life take over. We will end this playful flow with a short meditation where we will bring a smile to our faces and feel this sense of joy filling our hearts.

 

Anouk Ballering

Anouk Ballering

Anouk Ballering is a storyteller at heart with 5 years of experience in PR. By creating stories and activations that are relatable and relevant she has revealed the soul of luxurious lifestyle brands including the W Hotel, VICE, de Bijenkorf and Timberland. When she is not doing HIIT or Rocycle, you can find her on a yoga mat. She is passionate about yoga and living mindfully, because she believes that we all need some well-deserved balance in our lives to be the best version of ourselves.