Laughter Yoga for Wellness & Healing
Laughter is medicine for the soul. Experience how laughing for no reason can create a healthier, happier life. A guaranteed belly workout that will leave you feeling great! Learn more.
Fa-HAHA-all into Laughter Hike
October 19, 2019 (Sat)
Laugh with Me NOW!
How does Laughter Yoga work?
Laughter Yoga combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and gentle movements. It is a joyful, playful way to connect with others and laugh away stress and negative thinking.
Laughter is stimulated without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Simple child-like silliness can often ignite the chuckle button.
A Laughter Yoga session is initiated typically in a group incorporating guided laughter exercises, clapping, eye contact and child-like playfulness. The "simulated" laughter soon turns into real, spontaneous and contagious laughter increasing oxygen to our body and brain, lifting our spirits, spreading joy and good vibes to ourselves and others. A total win/win.
Open for all ages and abilities and can be modified to serve various populations.
What's Laughter Yoga?
The invitation is to “laugh for no reason“, faking it until it becomes real. The body will benefit from laughter regardless if it's real or contrived.
It’s All about the Breath
The connection between laughter and yoga is the breath (not contortions or fancy movements found in a regular yoga class). According to yogic philosophy, we are alive because the energy of life, prana, enters our body through the breath. From a medical perspective, the most important component of breath is oxygen. Laughter Yoga exercises (laughter & breathing) bring more oxygen to our body and brain.
How? A prolonged voluntary practice of Laughter Yoga helps us to exhale double the amount of air than we inhale. This means laughter exercises can be compared to any other aerobic exercise, which increases the heart rate and blood circulation and also improves oxygenation.
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and a Charter Member of the Laughter Yoga USA.
Member of AATH
(Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor)
Benefits of laughter include:
Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the 'feel good factor
Acts as aerobic exercise and is like 'internal jogging'
Unleashes inhibitions, breaks down barriers
Great team building tool encourages better communication
Helps boost our immune system which helps us resist disease;
Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation
Encourages positive thinking and creativity
Relaxes the whole body by reducing stress and tension
Laughter for healing, wellness, joy, stress relief, all-around good health and vibrations! Available for your event, breakout session (corporate, retreats, organizations), special occasions, etc.
Contact me and tell me what you need and let’s go from there.