Laughter yoga is a fun and uplifting wellness routine that combines playful laughter exercises with deep yoga breathing. The proven health benefits of laughter include reducing stress, improving mood, increasing cardiovascular health and immune system functioning, providing pain relief, and helping people feel more relaxed.
The Laughter Club and Individual Laughter Yoga Sessions
Certified as a Laughter Yoga Instructor in June of 2011, I have been leading a regular laughter yoga club ever since. I also offer individual laughter yoga sessions and enjoy integrating laughter yoga into my professional trainings and wellness retreats.
About Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga was developed in India by physician Madan Kataria in 1995 and has now expanded to over 6000 laughter clubs worldwide. The basic premise of laughter yoga is that anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes, or comedy. In laughter yoga, participants are led in a series of exercises that simulate laughter and, using eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of laughter yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot tell the difference between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits either way – so participants are encouraged to “fake it enthusiastically” and notice the positive results. A regular laughter practice helps improve outlook, flexibility, and a sense of humor even in the most challenging situations.