The idea behind laughter yoga is for people to gather together for the sole purpose of laughing. It is non-religious, non-political and it has nothing to do with traditional yoga, but has everything to do with laughter.
It started in 1995, in India by Dr Madan Kataria who was writing an article about laughter for a health journal. He discovered the many proven benefits of laughter on the mind and body and started a laughter club which spread across India and soon found its way to the west.
It is performed in a group combining unconditional laughter and yogic breathing by using special laughter techniques. This promotes natural laughter without involving cognitive thought. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humour, jokes or comedy and you certainly feel the benefits on the very first session!
Laughter Yoga is indeed the best medicine and a good hearty laugh helps relieve stress, worry and depression. It touches the emotional core and alleviates feelings of loneliness, isolation and judgement. Laughter re-connects us to our childlike playfulness which helps release our inhibitions and loosen up.
Regularly laughing as part of a group can promote bonding, trust in others, and can be a powerful experience.
Join us for a Laughter Yoga session and experience for yourself what it is all about. Bring friends, family and colleagues to this fun and friendly evening as we gather together for the sole purpose of laughing. You will discover how laughing elevates your mood, boosts your immune system and increases your energy.
This is an 8-week programme designed for learning Laughter Yoga on a one-to-one basis for your own personal development. Each week will include one lesson interspersed with practice sessions including daily telephone laughter. The sessions are tailored for each individual to use without the need to join a Laughter Club. Laughter coaching enables you to gain freedom and vocal expression, it enhances creativity and confidence in your business, personal and social life. It is suitable for those who are ready to explore beyond their comfort zone and to commit to bringing more laughter into their lives.
Laughter yoga is a great tool to use in the workplace as it connects everybody across the company in all grades, positions and roles. Engaging in playfulness can disconnect the conscious mind from work related stresses and allow colleagues a brief respite from the business environment.