39 Ways to Practice Joyful Movement

Looking for new ways to move your body?  Trying to find something you like and that feels good for your body?  Here are some ideas, but you’re not limited to these.  If you think of your own, please let us know in the comments!

  • Dancing
  • Barre
  • Walking with music or friends or in nature
  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Tai Chi
  • Gardening
  • Traditional forms of exercise (weight lifting, aerobics, running/jogging, calisthenics)
  • Pilates
  • Prancercise – check it out! Hilarious, but whatever works! 
  • Energized organizing or house cleaning
  • Sports
  • Playing with pets or children
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Water aerobics
  • Biking
  • Skiing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Surfing
  • Interactive video games
  • Ropes course or obstacle courses
  • Indoor (or outdoor) Rock Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Waterskiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Window shopping/mall walking
  • Chair exercises/stretches
  • Pole dancing!
  • Belly dancing
  • Zoomba
  • Martial arts
  • Flower picking, berry or apple picking
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Snorkeling

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