Laughter Yoga is about creating good health, a lighter approach to life, building community and peace through laughter. It uses a blend of playful, empowering and "tension-releasing" laughter and breathing exercises. These exercises are simple, structured, and based on the philosophy of "acting happiness". They are accessible and beneficial to almost anyone. In a Laughter Yoga session, we remember and reactivate the ability to "Laugh for no Reason,” without the need for jokes or humor. Neither does it include the familiar "Hatha Yoga" poses or asanas. It combines playful, easy laughter exercises that help people connect and laugh together. We add to that some yogic breathing and a final relaxation.
Like yoga, it IS a "practice" of "intentional laughter" that taps into the mind-body connection to lift your mood, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system while you have fun.
Laughter yoga leaves you energized and relaxed. It actually helps you cultivate a sense of humor and increases your ability to see the lighter side of life. How cool is that!