Have you laughed today?Laughter Yoga
“Laughter is the best medicine”
Get a healthy dose in an introductory Laughter Yoga session.
Laugh as you have never laughed before and feel refreshed, invigorated and relaxed.
Benefits of Laughter Yoga
- Relieves depression, anxiety and addictions
- Reduces stress, which is indirectly attributed to 70% of illnesses.
- Promotes emotional and physical wellness
- Reduces loneliness
- Increases self-confidence, optimism and brings about a sense of well-being.
- Strengthens and boosts the immune system
- Releases endorphins
- Natural painkiller
- Good for your heart
- Prevent Type II Diabetes
- Intense aerobic workout and abdominizer – 3 minutes of vigorous laughter is equivalent to 10 minutes of rowing!
- Laughter leads to joy and happiness.
- Enhances brain functioning
Release your inner child and learn to laugh for no reason at all.
Laughter Yoga is designed to stimulate laughter and cultivate an inner spirit of joy. Discover the ability to laugh spontaneously, take ourselves and others less seriously, and view our surroundings in a positive light.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a series of movement and breathing exercises designed to stimulate laughter and cultivate an inner spirit of joy. It is a technique that invites laughter without using jokes or humor.
Laughter Yoga is a blend of yoga-based deep breathing, gentle stretching, simulated laughter exercises and playful games and activities. Laughter Yoga was created in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a family physician in India who wanted to find an alternative way of treating his patients, many of whom were suffering from illness related to stress.
The very essence of laughing without a reason lies in developing your child-like spirit and playful attitude.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this like yoga?
The type of breathing and the gentle stretches.
What can I expect in a Laughter Yoga Session?
A typical Laughter Yoga session lasts from 20-75 minutes. We begin with a breath and vocal warm-up followed by simulated, interactive laughter exercises and deep (diaphragmatic) breathing. The session includes free-flow laughter (also know as laughter-meditation) humming and dancing.
How is Laughter Yoga beneficial?
See “benefits” above
What do I need to bring?
Wear comfortable clothing and bring your biggest, brightest smile. You will need an open mind, a willingness to try something new and a playful spirit. It is preferred for you to bring a yoga mat or blanket to sit on.
Can anyone do Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is for everyone – all ages and all abilities. Specific exercises can be modified based on the abilities of the participants.
How are sessions conducted right now?
Currently all sessions are being conducted online via Zoom.