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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fa-HAHA-all into Laughter Hike

October 19, 2019 (Sat)

2:00pm-3:30pm

 

Laugh with Me NOW!

A Moment of Laughter - Linda Parker
00:00 / 00:00

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)

Laughter Affiliations:

Laughter Yoga University & Laughter Yoga America

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.

Pictures from Past Events

Corporate Laughter Hike for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
July 2019
Nature Inspired Laughter, Movement & Expression
Mariandale Center, Ossining, New York
May 26, 2018
World Laughter Day Hike
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
May 6, 2018
Laughter Yoga Class
March 3, 2018
The Mariandale Center, Ossining, New York
 
Laughter Hike May 7, 2017
Celebrating World Laughter Day
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