Laughter Yoga

What is Laughter Yoga?

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason, we don’t have to rely on humor, jokes or comedy to get started.

We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group, and with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter.

The reason we call it Laughter Yoga is because it combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. This brings more oxygen to the body and the brain which makes one feel more energetic and healthy.

The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter if done with willingness. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

It was started by a medical doctor Dr. Madan Kataria from India with just five people in a Mumbai Park in 1995. Today there are thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than 70 countries.

In addition to social Laughter Clubs, Laughter Yoga is also practiced in companies and corporations, Fitness centers, Yoga studios, Centers for Seniors, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Physically and mentally challenged and Self-help cancer groups.

To read more about Laughter Yoga, please follow the relevant link

The Steps of Laughter Yoga – a typical session

Health benefits & Scientific research

Contraindications to Laughter Yoga

Why do we practice Laughter Yoga – 3 reasons

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