ABOUT LAUGHTER YOGA
In Laughter Yoga, unlike traditional physical yoga, the exercises are about movement rather than postures. And, our movement is fueled by the breath of laughter. You don't need to be happy, or have a sense of humor, or even have a reason to laugh. Laughter Yoga invites you to laugh for no other reason than laughter itself!
All ages, sizes, shapes, and fitness levels can practice Laughter Yoga and no previous experience is necessary. You will discover that even as you start in fake laughter, it soon becomes authentic laughter. And, the great thing is, whether false or true laughter, the benefits are the same! Calories are burned, more oxygen flows through the lungs and to the brain, the diaphragm is opened up, and endorphins--the body's natural painkiller and mood enhancer--are released. You will feel your energy level increasing with Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga also allows you to reduce stress, lighten your mental burdens, make friendly, fun connections with others, and have more joy. Laughing creates perspective for yourself, even peace of mind. It becomes easier to embrace the whole rich tapestry of your life, even the difficult and painful elements, as you allow laughter to exist along with it.
For more information about the science and health benefits of Laughter Yoga, please click on the link below:
|LAUGHTER YOGA ANNOUNCEMENT
It is with great pride and great excitement I'm sending
forth this link to the radio show
Big Picture Science and their episode, "Know Laughing Matter":
If you must cheat, go to the 36-minute point or so, and you will hear laughing from our July 15 session,a portion of one of our laughter processes, an interview with one of our participants, Laurelyn,
and some (as always, questionable) wisdom from me.
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Leader
San Francisco, CA