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Laughter Yoga is a series of guided techniques involving eye contact and spontaneous playfulness between groups of participants that quickly evolves into contagious laughter. There is no need for comedy or jokes, so anyone can participate without experiencing cultural or language barriers.
The practice of Laughter Yoga was established by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria and has its foundations in scientific findings showing that the body is unable to differentiate between fake and authentic laughter - the same health benefits are derived from both. Research has shown that Laughter releases endorphins lowering the level of stress hormones in the blood, resulting in a stronger immune system and improved healing and recovery from illness.
Laughter Yoga combines Yoga breath work with laughter exercises, oxygenating the entire body and brain, enhancing energy levels and promoting good health. The positive benefits of Laughter Yoga are able to be experienced following the first session. It is a simple wellbeing routine that anyone can take part in and is now practiced in more than 100 nations across the globe.