Laughter Yoga | What is It?

Laughter Yoga is a wellness practice that was started by Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife in India.  Also part of a peace movement, it is practiced in over 80 counties worldwide.

The simple exercises (laughing, stretching, and breathing) can be done by anyone.

Heavy on the laughter and light on the yoga, you don’t need to be flexible, have a yoga mat, wear any special clothing, or remember special poses like ‘mountain’ or ‘tree’.

Laughing

~Motion creates emotion~

The pure act of smiling and laughing triggers chemical reactions in the brain, strengthens core muscles in your body and, if you’re open to it, core principles of living.

As an old Yiddish proverb says,

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”

‘Laughing is good exercise  ~  It’s like jogging on the inside’. -Dr. William Fry

‘A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods’. – New York Tribune

Laughter yoga is a simple, easy and cost-effective way to better health. No training required!