You’ve heard laughter is the best medicine right? Well, the science is in and it’s proven to be true!
Do you, or does anyone you know, suffer from any of the following?
- Health concerns such as high blood pressure, heart disease or hypertension?
- Do you feel blue and want to feel yellow (ie happy and positive)?
- Do you know you need to exercise but the idea of going to the gym is just not for you?
- Does your brain feel foggy and you wish you could think more clearly? Is this impacting your performance at work, or enjoying your favourite activities?
- Do you shove your feelings down and not let them out for fear of… well, just for fear?
- Do you feel social isolated but hate the idea of ‘joining’ groups?
- Do you travel for work and find it hard to connect with anyone outside the office?
- Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks?
Then you may need a regular dose of laughter. Laughter can do amazing things for you, including:
- Helping you stay RESILIENT in the face of life’s challenges
- Improving your MIND POWER performance through increased oxygen flow to your brain
- Gives you HEALTH BENEFITS including strengthening your immune system so you can ward against illness, reducing high blood pressure, helping with anxiety, and even aiding those suffering from depression
- Helping you to MANAGE STRESS, the number one killer in the western world, and
- Enhancing your mood by releasing ENDORPHINS
Doesn’t that sound fabulous!!!
So how does this work? You attend a Laughter Yoga class!
Laughter Yoga is about fun. It is NOT about turning yourself into a pretzel, or telling bad jokes.
You see, our brains don’t know the difference between something that is real and something we imagine.
That means that even when laughter is forced, your body and mind still get the benefits as if you were laughing for real. Think about that. You can do a fake laugh and still get the benefits.
Here are some other great things about Laughter Yoga:
Who can do Laughter Yoga? Everyone. Well, sick, stressed. Old, young, in the middle. Age doesn’t matter.
Where do people do Laughter Yoga? Laughter Yoga is run in hospitals, aged care facilities and schools. At work in big, medium and small businesses, non-profit groups, community groups, private clubs, senior citizens clubs, men’s sheds. And if you’re shy, or don’t want to be around people just yet, Laughter Yoga can also be done one-on-one – in private homes, and by Skype, Zoom or using some other geographically shrinking technology.
Why do people do Laughter Yoga? Because of the benefits that I’ve listed above, and more. It can aid connection for those who are socially isolated. It can help people deal better with pain. It’s terrific exercise as it gets your heart rate going. Science has proven that Laughter Yoga can have a positive affect on many health issues, increases innovation and creative thinking, and just adds more laughter to life!
What if I have mobility issues and can’t get on the floor. No problem! The ‘Yoga’ part of Laughter Yoga is the breathing – there is no need to get on the floor in a pretzel shape! In fact, Laughter Yoga can even be practiced sitting down! So if you are mobility challenged, even to the point of being in a wheelchair – you can still participate in Laughter Yoga.
The great news is that:
I am now a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and am available to run
a Laughter Yoga class for YOU!
(this is me being presented with my certificate 21 August 2016)
I can take you through a LAUGHTER YOGA class in a big group, a small group, a two-on-one or a one-on-one. We can do this face-to-face (depending on location) or online via Skype, Zoom or using other technology.
A Brief History of Laughter Yoga
Dr Madan Kataria (a medical doctor) started a small laughter yoga class in a park with four friends in 1995. Although it started with joke telling, it quickly developed into something far more powerful.
Dr Kataria worked with his Yoga teacher wife Madhuri, and incorporated her expertise of Yogic breathing, as well as the findings of the celebrated author Norman Cousins (from his 1979 book Anatomy of an Illness), and the scientific studies of Dr William Fry and Dr Lee Berk PdD, into what is now called Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga is an exercise tens of thousands of people in more 105 countries around the world enjoy.
If you want some laughter in your life, then look no further.
Just email me and we’ll set up a time for you (and maybe your family or friends) to experience the uplifting experience of Laughter Yoga! You won’t be able to stop at one! And my first class is free!