What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga was started in 1995 by Dr Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India. It is a unique concept where exercises that use eye contact and childlike playfulness, without using external sources such as jokes or comedy, cause us to laugh for no particular reason.
How does it work?
We initiate laughter in a group and scientific studies show that the brain cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter if it is done willingly, although when sharing your laughter with others it can quickly turn into real, contagious laughter.
We can also use singing, dancing and playing to complete the 4 elements of Joy. Joy is cultivated from within and can be triggered by simple physical activities creating our own inner happiness.
To get the full benefits of laughter we need to sustain it for 10-15 minutes to bring about physiological and psychological changes:
Increased oxygen - Muscle relaxation - Improved blood circulation - Releases 'happy chemicals' to balance emotions - Strengthens the immune system - Lowers blood pressure and many more.
JOIN IN WITH OUR FREE ONLINE SESSIONS
Due to the current situation, we are offering free online sessions to help keep you all smiling. You are invited to join us on Zoom. Please add your details in the form to the right and I will notify you when I have a group running.
Looking forward to seeing you (virtually) soon. Jan