The daily attitude of gratitude is one of the key components of a happy, healthy, and contented life. While living in a constant state of gratitude can be difficult, practicing yoga can help you flex and strengthen your gratitude muscle.
To help you on your journey, we found 20 amazing free yoga videos that are specifically designed to make you feel grateful. Whenever you feel like you could use a dose of gratitude, practice along with one of these yoga videos to increase your gratitude and add a little more positivity to your daily life.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Hips & Heart for Total Gratitude
This 60-minute vinyasa course begins in the supine position with a few minutes of conscious deep breathing. Yoga Hero's Jess focuses this flowing sequence on the hips and heart to encourage gratitude and peace. This sweet exercise ends with Bridge Pose, Knee Down Twist, Happy Baby, and Shavasana.
Hatha Yoga for gratitude
While this video focuses on gratitude, it is also very sad due to the unexpected loss of Lesley Fightmaster. Her positive, sweet, and joyful spirit is contained in her final class that is shared with us. This 46 minute video begins with Lesley encouraging you to maintain a sense of gratitude to something or someone you are grateful for as you move through the yoga practice. This slow flowing practice has some challenging, heart opening asanas like Wild Thing, Wheel Pose, and Fish.
Yoga for gratitude
Shi starts this course with a short talk on the importance of cultivating gratitude and a guided meditation on gratitude. The remainder of this 26-minute video focuses on "developing, deepening, and embracing gratitude" through a flowing series of heart-opening yoga poses.
Breathe in gratitude yoga
This beginner-friendly 17-minute class starts with a 7-minute guided meditation on gratitude. In the further course of the exercise, Dominique leads you slowly and carefully through various basic asanas such as cat / cow, down dog, cobra and child pose.
Restoring yoga for gratitude
Author and yoga teacher Caren Baginski believes that "gratitude can change your life". She starts this 35-minute Gratitude Recovery Yoga class with a brief discussion on how to personify gratitude with journaling and yoga. This recovery class includes only three poses carried by blankets, pillows, and pads so they can be held for extended periods of time to encourage deep relaxation.
Morning Yoga: Practice gratitude for your day ahead of you
Allie, also known as The Journey Junkie, leads a cute, gentle flow of floor poses in this waking morning yoga video. The sequence begins in the supine position and focuses on breath and gratitude. It ends with a short sitting meditation. This 22 minute video is a great way to start your day with a heart full of gratitude!
Morning gratitude Slow flow
This 40 minute stimulating morning yoga practice will help you establish a gratitude intention for the rest of your day. This slow flow exercise by Kassandra involves a number of challenging poses such as Plank, Warrior III, and some interesting Warrior variations. With this practice, Kassandra encourages you to move forward in your day with love and compassion in your heart and to remember all the blessings of a simple and peaceful life.
Yoga for gratitude
This sweet, slow, and calm yoga practice warms your spine, activates your core, and opens your hips. Adriene starts the 35-minute yoga video with a short and beautiful meditation on gratitude. As always, Adriene sprinkles in funny comments, wisdom, and insights throughout the practice to keep things light-hearted while promoting depth and introspection.
Full body power yoga gratitude workout
This powerful 56-minute vinyasa exercise was filmed during a live class and includes several challenging balancing poses and many longing poses. Yoga teacher Michelle gracefully interweaves philosophy and life teachings throughout the class to emphasize mindfulness and to help you increase your gratitude as you breathe, sweat, and flow.
Whole body power flow for gratitude
This one-hour power sequence will help you plant seeds of gratitude no matter where you are in life or in your yoga practice. The class, taught by Mary O’Meara, begins in the mountain pose with a brief meditation, turns into a creative 15-minute standing flow, and ends with a series of poses that open the heart and hips.
Gratitude morning bed yoga routine
This short yoga video is designed to be practiced in bed so you can inspire gratitude from the moment you arrive. A series of simple, seated yoga poses begins with a brief gratitude meditation and ends with a sweet intention setting exercise that will help you start your day on the right foot.
Yoga for gratitude
Jacquelyn leads this sweet and simple gratitude practice with palpable joy and enthusiasm. This 26 minute video features a nice selection of poses to help strengthen the core and legs, as well as open the heart and hips. Jacquelyn encourages you to move, breathe, connect, and take some time to remember what you are thankful for today.
7 days of gratitude
Alo Yoga made a lovely 7 Days of Gratitude Challenge playlist with a series of 28-38 minute yoga videos. Each sequence is led by one of three different yoga teachers and focuses on increasing gratitude through a different physical or energetic aspect.
For example, the first day focuses on basic poses to promote grounding through the hands and feet. Day two is a detox flow that focuses on deep stretches and relaxing turns. Day three focuses on strengthening the core muscles, and day four is strengthening and flexible with heart-opening backbends. The fifth and sixth days are an energizing flow and balancing sequence, and the last video in the playlist is a recovery practice to create deep peace by holding deep stretches.
Remember that the quality of your current thoughts can have a significant impact on your future health and happiness. By shifting your thoughts towards gratitude and gratitude during your yoga practice, you can create more abundance and blessings in your future. We hope these yoga videos help you get out of your head and experience joy and sweet feelings of gratitude in your heart.