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Mood Moves: How to release frustration (not that you have any)


Introducing Mood Moves, a Well+Good video series created by Manhattan fitness phenom Taryn Toomey, who explains how to use your body to change your mind.

Should you find yourself walking around with some major frustration, resentment, or pent up stuff (who you?), Taryn Toomey’s here to help—with a burpee that calls for sound. And by sound she means allowing yourself to make loud, cathartic exhales that your neighbor should almost be able to hear.

Toomey’s popular workout method called The Class is crazy transformative and is based on the concept that unresolved stuff (from way back in your life to your most recent day at work) can leave you feeling stuck.

“Your thoughts, your feelings, your self-talk and relationships can affect your energy and take on a physical layer,” explains Toomey, who’s become a master of the mind-body connection and at getting past this kind of thing with energy-shifting moves.

Try this one simple, powerful exercise for releasing frustration—and a bunch of sweat.  —Melisse Gelula

Don’t want to get out of bed in the morning? Need a boost of energy mid day? Here’s a 1-minute mood-shifting move Toomey created just for that…

(Video: Jennifer Medina for Well+Good)