“I don’t think anything feels better than a good old-fashioned belly laugh once in a while. The kind where tears stream down your face and you’ve almost forgotten why you can’t stop laughing. And those around you are howling, too.
Oh, yes, laughing is not only therapeutic but also infectious.
Christopher Lyons, of Laughter Yoga Windsor, has been teaching people the benefits of laughing since 2009. Along with partner Susan Marcaccini they are certified Laughter Yoga Leaders.
“We don’t use any sort of comedic stimulus. We just use our minds and return to a childlike behaviour,” Lyons said. “We do some really fun, exciting exercises based on laughter to get us going and stimulate us mentally, physically and really boosting the circulatory system and just basically making us feel good.”
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