VIDEO: Laughter Yoga. No joke!
There are now hundreds of Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders, and numerous Laughter Clubs are starting and bringing laughter to a diverse group of people, including those with special needs, fostering the spread of love, laughter and joy and world peace....one laugh at a time!
Laughter Yoga is a body/mind practice for well-being that involves deep breathing and a few stretches, playful laughter exercises (no jokes or comedy), clapping and deep relaxation. It has many benefits besides the joy of laughter. It claims to strengthen the immune system, combat the negative effects of stress, and is a powerful antidote to depression and anxiety.
After a conversation on the show today (hear it on the player under her picture) with Karen Sussman of Laughter Yoga in Colorado I must admit I felt better if not a little silly. I believe laughter is both therapeutic and preventative health self-care and the benefits spread to others as well! I think there is something to this. You?
Remember......"Laughter is the best medicine!" Visit www.laughteryoga.org for more information.
After the show I received this email with a video attached.
"Hi Ric; I just took my laughter YOGA training this weekend. I am a certified Leader I was a lot if fun. You could post it on your blog if you want
Regards, Pamela Dryden"