Laughter Yoga


LAUGHTER YOGA












Most everyone wants to feel joy and happiness in life.  But we all realise that modern life can leave us feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, negative, and isolated. Does this sound like you? If so, are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life? If so, then you are in the right place. Laughter Yoga could be right for you!


Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. It is a non-exercise routine that is fitness from the inside out!  Rather than a gruelling physical exercise, it is complete wellbeing workout.


It was developed by a medical doctor from India, Dr. Madan Kataria, and it has spread across 100 countries, with over 10,000 laughter clubs operating worldwide.


Three features of laughter yoga:


  • Laughter on Tap: Using the special guided techniques and routines, you can make laughter part of your every-day life without relying on humour, jokes, or any outside sources.
  • Real and Contagious Laughter: We initiate laughter as a body exercise in a group, using a combination of eye contact and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter. All you need to do is be willing to participate fully.
  • Oxygenates Your Body and Brain: Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises. The combnation of these gives us many ealth and social benefits, very much like an exercise class, but with the added benefits of laughing!


Scientifically Proven Benefits:


The body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter, so we get the same physiological and psychological benefits from "fake" laughter exercises that we do from realy, hearty, prolonged laughter.

Research has been conducted all over the world.  There have been studies in Iran (click here) (click here for another), Europe (click here), Hong Kong (click here), Japan (click here), India (click here), and the USA (click here). I have linked some research articles for you to look at, but there are many more, in many more countries, that have not been mentioned, though they are just as important!


All of the research has shown that Laughter has some measurable positive effects on people.


Benefits of Laughter Yoga


  • Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.

  • Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.


  • Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system.You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you will heal faster.


  • Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.


  • Positive Attitude in Challenging Times: Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.


Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.

Versatility! - Laughter Yoga can be practicsed as a social laughter club, but there are many other ways it can be utilised.

Laughter Yoga is also practiced in companies and corporations, Fitness centers, Yoga studios, Centers for Seniors, Schools, Colleges, Universities, in Supported Accommodation housing groups, cancer support groups, self-help groups, and other places.


I am a certified Laughter Yoga Leader!  Please get in touch with me, using the contact page (click here) to get more information for your business, school, club, or other venue.