Laughter Yoga

This I really want to try.

From Wikipedia:

Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) is a physically oriented technique that uses a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise “tension-releasing” simple laughter exercises. With gentle yoga-breathing and -stretching exercises, rhythmic clapping and chanting of Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha in unison a simulated laughter turns into real laughter. Laughter Yoga is done as a way to improve health, increase well-being and promote peace in the world through personal transformation. It is non-religious, non-sectarian, and non-political.

A typical Laughter Yoga session lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. The session may be adapted to suit the needs, abilities and motivations of the group participating.

The Laughter Yoga method is the brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria, a family physician from Mumbai, India who started the first laughter club in 1995. He has been the catalyst for the creation of over 5,000 Laughter Clubs in 40 countries, mostly free and public.

And now a demonstration:

I’ve always thought laughter was incredibly healing. I’ve looked in my area. It seems that there are events that include laughter yoga but I haven’t found a regular class. If I can I’m going to try to find someone to drive me once a week.

4 thoughts on “Laughter Yoga

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  1. we’ll keep laughing here, and go to India anyway….
    always wanted to see the Taj Majal

    something that made me laugh a few months ago….
    an article on psych central….
    concern that the people in India get help for “depression”
    the “need” to send doctors from the U.S. to study the problem….to bring them the “help” they so desparately need….

    they have some of the oldest medicine in the world – ayurvedic….they use herbs, and meditation….and apparently yoga with lots of laughter – and, we’re suppose to “show them the light”?

    now that’s funny!


  2. yes, John Cleese is from Monte Python…

    but the phenomena is happening all over the US…you’re in a metropolitan area, it’s likely you can find somewhere to do it without going to India…

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