Laughter Yoga explained in short.
Cultivating our own innate sense of joy through unconditional laughter and playfulness.
Result: Improved well-being with physical, psychological and emotional benefits.
Added bonuses! Improved relationships, inspired creativity, improved ease in finding playfulness in our everyday lives.
And here’s a big one – delivers hope.
Think of joyful breathing, playfulness, the here and now and allowing the natural expression of joy and connection. Laughter changes our body chemistry and mindset. It’s energising yet relaxing.
Why Laughter Yoga?
“Why Laughter Yoga” I hear you say. Though we may well have spontaneous laughter in the course of our day it is not sufficient enough to bring on the physiological and biochemical changes that are so beneficial to our bodies.
To get the real, scientifically proven benefits of laughter we need to laugh for 10-15 minutes and incorporated with the breathing exercises this increases oxygen levels in our blood, improves blood circulation, helps muscles to relax and can help relieve stress. The release of endorphins caused by the laughter lifts our mood, helps to relieve pain and boosts our immune system.
The relaxed, safe atmosphere of Laughter Yoga sessions allows you to let go of your inhibitions and have a loud, hearty belly laugh.
Of course, following Laughter Yoga, your lifted spirits will have positive effects on those around you too and can also improve your creativity and productivity. What’s not to like about it?
Come along and give it a go!
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