Laughter Yoga

When: Various times throughout the year

Cost: Varies

Laughter Leader: Elizabeth Venart,  (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

Laughter Yoga is an exercise and wellness routine that combines fun laughter activities with deep yoga breathing. It was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria in India in 1995 and has now expanded to over 6000 laughter clubs worldwide.

Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.

In laughter yoga, we stimulate laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group. Using eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

These benefits include:

  • improved mood,
  • strengthened immune system functioning,
  • decreased stress,
  • lowered blood pressure, and
  • experiences of pain relief.

To top it off, laughing is FUN! Laughing in community? Even better! More information on laughter yoga can be found at www.laughteryoga.org.

To learn more about bringing Laughter Yoga to your organization, community event, family reunion and more, contact Elizabeth Venart at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or 215-233-2002.

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