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Laughter Yoga Australia

Merv Neal

Melbourne VIC 3000

Laughter Yoga Australia

Laughter Yoga is a fun and effective exercise program that can be adapted for anyone and everyone’s wellbeing.

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Laughter Yoga

What is Laughter Yoga?

Let’s begin with what it isn’t! It has nothing to do with being a stand-up comedian who aces Open Mic nights at the local pub. In actual fact, Laughter Yoga doesn’t rely on jokes or humour at all. And it doesn’t involve you bending yourself into a pretzel either.

Over 20 years ago, an Indian physician Dr Madan Kataria combined deep cleansing breaths of yoga with playful exercises that brought on laughter. Hence the name, Laughter Yoga. In a group setting, Dr Kataria discovered that laughter soon become real and profound. Also discovering that when deep belly laughs were sustained for around 20 minutes (interspersed with deep breathing), amazing health benefits were observed. These benefits have now been scientifically proven.

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

When you practise Laughter Yoga, you learn to be less stressed and a lot more playful. Which can help you to look on the lighter and brighter side of life – even when facing challenges.

Physical Health

  • Increases blood circulation

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Energises body and brain

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Relaxes muscles

Psychological Health

  • The release of endorphins (‘happy hormones’)

  • Stress relief

  • Mood improvement

  • Improve your outlook on life

  • Better deal with difficult situations and people

Social Wellbeing

  • Improved connection with others

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Appreciative of others

  • Sharing

For more information about Laughter Yoga, view our website, send us an email or give us a call

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