Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing or Pranayama. Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Instead, the laughter is deliberate, a playful exercise. The result? An eruption of contagious laughter. With even the smallest amount of willingness and the support of the group, participants find their inhibitions fall away and are replaced with openness to play and have fun.
Created by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from Bangalore, India in 1995, Laughter Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 7,000 Laughter Clubs in 65 countries. Laughter Yoga has been featured by many publications like TIME Magazine, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Daily Telegraph (UK) among others. Laughter Clubs have appeared on popular television: Oprah Winfrey Show, BBC, CNN, ZDF (Germany) NHK (Japan), ABC News (USA) and others around the world. Many film features on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Clubs have been produced in different languages of the world.
Why Laugh for No Reason?
Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without engaging cognitive thought. Laughing for no reason bypasses the inhibitions that typically interrupt a loud and lengthy laugh.
What Are the Benefits?
The proven scientific benefits of laughter are astonishing:
- reduced stress
- boosted happiness
- lowered blood sugar
- increased stamina
- enhanced sleep
- improved heart health
- burned calories
- reinforced immunity
- managed pain
- improved bronchitis, hay fever & asthma
How is a Laughter Yoga Session Structured?
- gentle stretching
- laughter & breathing exercises
- laughter meditation
- guided relaxation
How Long is a Laughter Yoga Session?
- 15 minute ice breaker session
- 30-40 minute session
- 2-8 hour workshop
- 2-day intensive retreats
How Do I Schedule a Laughter Yoga Session?
To learn more or schedule, contact Jody Ross at 612-708-0927 or by email.