Endorphins: Awe + Play

Endorphins: Awe + Play

The Physical Trainer. This is that glorious rush of a runner's high. Stimulating your endorphins through movement energizes you and acts as a natural painkiller. Nicknamed the “feel-good” chemicals, they work similarly to opioids and cause a full-body sensation of euphoria and levity. Activated most potently by lengthy, vigorous exercise (like dancing with reckless abandon), but also by any form of physical activity that gets the blood flowing, endorphins are a natural reward for the work you’ve done. Recent research has also highlighted that giving—volunteering, donating or acting in service of your community—boosts endorphins through a natural “helper’s high.” And, regular meditation and yoga practice has been shown to contribute to the release of endorphins. Laughing, eating spicy foods (from the mild pain they prompt on the tongue) and treating yourself to dark chocolate (from its flavonoids) give a little boost too.

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Endorphins: Awe + Play
  • NEW | 11 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    Tap into your awareness of the world around + your body within it. Through activating the senses, take a moment to fill up on the sensations of indulging your endorphins. In this 11 minute playful practice with Viva allow every part of your body to feel to the fullest through movements that igni...

  • 20 Min Meditation with Nick | Flow | Endorphins

    Close your eyes and open your heart + mind to boosting the energy around. Tap into your heart as you send kindness and strength to those around through a healing meditation led by Nick. Find your place within the world through creating a deeper connection with self + universe.
    Step into your dail...

  • 22 Min Flow with Alyssa | Play | Endorphins

    You are invited to come back into your body + open your mind to the endless possibilities. Come play for 22 minutes in a flow state with Alyssa as you energize your endorphins + explore the space around. Let go of expectations to arrive into the present moments to find joy.

    Playing is not just a...

  • 33 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    Dive into your body rolling, booty poppin, aerobix as you listen to the beat come into your body. Get ready to ride the endorphin train with this 33 minute playful party with Vivareflect.daybreaker.com

  • 20 Min Breathwork with Aine | Awe | Endorphins

    Nourish your soul through restoring your sense of wonder + opening your perspective to the infinite universe. In this 20 minute endorphin-euphoria practice with breathwork coach Aine tap into the interconnectedness of yourself and the universe within your own body. This is your reminder that tru...

  • 22 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    It’s a party! Bodyroll into the present moment and just let go. Enliven your endorphins through this 22 minute energizing aerobix with Viva. Allow your body to move and shake to the music kickstarting your day with a joy filled practice.

    Step into your daily joy practice.

    P.S. Citizen Scient...

  • 10 Breathwork with Aine | Play | Endorphins

    Enter your childlike state of mind and open the door to the infinite possibilities when we invite play into your day. Explore in this 10 minute endorphins-expressing breathwork and movement practice with AineMyndstream.

    Step into your daily joy practice.

    P.S. Citizen Scientists — Keep making h...

  • 10 Min Flute Meditation with Victorien | Safety | Endorphins

    Find safety within this endorphins-easing meditation as you relax your body and mind. Let go of your flight-or-fight stress mindset and surrender into full trust of yourself. Join falutist Victorienreflect.daybreaker.com

  • 33 Min Yoga with Ally | Play | Endorphins

    For all those moments when you don’t want to get up and sweat — come play with this all-levels (modifications aplenty) vinyasa flow. Join yogi Ally Bogard to move your body, blood and breath into a bliss state with 33 minutes of endorphins practice. The more you move, the better you’ll feel. Unlo...

  • 11 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    Take time to delight your body. Get your heart rate glowing and feel the rush of movement and dance with this 11 minute endorphins rev up led by Viva. Access pleasure from your own natural supply and ride the euphoric wave with a fusion of Functional Happiness exercises, chakra opening and self-e...

  • 11 Min Meditation with Victorien | Awe | Endorphins

    Realize that yes — you are alive. And that this, on its own, is magical. Connect to your breath, your heartbeat and your body as you surrender to the blissful sounds of Victorien’s Balinese flute. Find a comfortable position and let your endorphins flow. It is when we connect to the most simple w...

  • 33 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    Turn on your own personal spotlight. Be bold now and join Viva for a 33 minute vitality practice to feel the power of your life force. Feel capable, healthy and energized as you strengthen your mind and body with a fusion of Functional Happiness exercises, chakra opening and self-expressive dance...

  • 11 Min DOSE with Viva | Play | Endorphins

    Feeling stressed? Shake out and shed anything that doesn’t serve you with an 11 minute endorphins pump up. Join Viva as she guides you to enliven your body through Functional Happiness exercises, chakra opening and juicy body rolls. This one cleanses the system and helps you heal from the inside ...

  • 11 min DOSE with Viva | Femininity Play | Endorphins

    There’s a little feminine inside all of us—give yourself permission to cultivate all that is wise and wild with some endorphins-boosting movement play. Join Viva as she guides you to enliven your body through Functional Happiness exercises, chakra opening and juicy body rolls. Discover different ...

  • 33 Min Yoga with Karine | Power Play | Endorphins

    Find your inner power and feel mighty as you build self-esteem, confidence and release endorphins with a 33 minute vinyasa yoga flow. Join yogi Karine Plantadit as she guides you through a dynamic set of poses designed to cultivate your strength and endurance. Bring in supportive mantras and just...

  • 11 Min DOSE with Viva | Awe | Endorphins

    Our girl Viva is back in the Matrix to take your senses on an adventure. Feel the beat drop in and tap into your awareness practice as you stimulate all your senses with an 11 min microdose endorphins supercharge. This one is spicy and gets you feeling Big Friday Energy.

    Featuring select tracks ...

  • 33 Min Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu | Awe | Endorphins

    Release deep sensation inside your body and expand out of your comfort zone. Feel your power awaken on this energizing 33 minute journey through repetition and dynamic sound release. Follow Wisdom Healing Qigong master Mingtong Gu, a highly sought after healer and founder of the Chi Center, in th...

  • 16 Min Meditation with Haile | Calmedy | Endorphins

    Flex your smile muscles—they like to play. Buckle up for the debut of a 16 minute Calmedy (calm + comedy) journey with Sultan of Sound Haile Supreme (aka your personal laugh coach). This potent endorphins release diminishes your cortisol spikes by inviting the magic of your laughter. Stretch your...

  • 14 Min Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu | Play | Endorphins

    Energize your body without burning out—this standing, movement-based Qigong meditation practice will turn your endorphins ON. Follow Wisdom Healing Qigong master Mingtong Gu, a highly sought after healer and founder of the Chi Center, for a 14 min practice in this ancient Chinese tradition. Deepl...

  • 33 Min Guided Dance with Griselle | Mambo Play | Endorphins

    You ready to shake it? To get our endorphins flowing through our whole bodies, we’re doing the maaaaambo. Join Griselle Ponce — one of the top female Latin dancers and choreographers in the world — for 33 minutes of guided dance, no experience required. This is a passionate, spicy and lightning-f...

  • 33 min DOSE with Viva | Vitality Play | Endorphins

    Our original DOSE joy practice | Cultivate energetic vitality and translate your life force into action. Join Viva Soudan with a potent fusion of breathwork,visualization affirmation, body tapping, chakra-opening and self-expressive dance to stimulate your endorphins release. Tap into your strong...

  • 33 min DOSE with Viva | Sensory Awe | Endorphins

    Our original DOSE joy practice | Our senses are tentacles of information signaling from the inner to the outer world. For the next 33 minutes, devote your attention to these magical receptors of knowledge, memory and understanding. Join Viva Soudan with a potent fusion of breathwork,visualization...

  • 33 Min DOSE with Viva | Endurance Play | Endorphins

    Our original DOSE joy practice | With a tender heart and enlivened body practice letting go, loosening the grip and allowing yourself to release the pain—so the pain can release you. Join Viva Soudan with a potent fusion of breathwork, vocal toning, spine lubrication, body tapping, chakra-opening...

  • 33 Min DOSE with Viva | Humor Play | Endorphins

    Our original DOSE joy practice | Ignite a sense of play and tap into the power of humor. Join Viva Soudan to get a ride on the endorphins train—this is a mission to dance your way through the science of happiness with a potent fusion of breathwork, vocal toning, spine lubrication, body tapping, c...