It’s not just for fun…laughing has great health benefits
Come & Laugh!
Corporate and/ or group sessions on request.
A good bout of laughter eliminates stress, brings in extra oxygen to the body which strengthens the immune system and releases endorphins – a combination that makes us feel energised and happy. Aerobically, laughing is as beneficial as jogging! Laughter that comes from the belly dispels stagnant air from the lungs and replaces it with fresh vital energy in the same way as pranayama exercises (yoga breathing exercises) do.
Zen meditation encourages us to ‘forget the self’ and in laughter too, we can put aside our created identities for some time. In a similar way to children, we can laugh purely for the fun of it, without there being any reason if we are willing to become childlike and playful.
Laughter Yoga is unique as it teaches a way to laugh for no reason. It incorporates yoga breathing techniques and laughing exercises. During a laughter yoga session you will be able to experience how even forced laughter in a group setting will quickly become true laughter; spreading like a virus as the nature of laughter is infectious.
Scientific proof shows that the body does not know the difference between fake or real laughter and will receive the bodily and psychological benefit regardless.
Laughter Yoga began in 1995, the brain child of Dr. Madan Kataria a medical doctor from Mumbai. Inspired by documentation that showed laughter to be the best medicine he began a laughing club in the local park with five people. Today there are thousands of yoga laughter clubs in over 72 countries around the world; a testimony to the benefits of laughter. See www.laughteryoga.org for more information on Laughter Yoga & Dr.Kataria.