Frequently asked Questions about Laughter Yoga
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What is Laughter Yoga?
It is a combination of childlike playfulness and yoga breathing and it is great fun, we initially pretend to laugh in a Session and
through maintaining eye contact with others the laughter tends to become infectious and genuine and the good news is the body cannot tell
the difference between real and fake laughter we get the same health benefits and in Laughter Yoga we laugh from our bodies and not from our minds.
Is Laughter Yoga suitable for everyone?
Yes, Laughter Yoga is a universal language that connects us and brings us together.
What should I wear?
Clothes that you are comfortable and bring a bottle of water as you may get thirsty.
I have never done Yoga
No worries, Laughter Yoga is fun and relaxing.
What are the Benefits of Laughter Yoga?
- Relaxes muscles and increases blood circulation
- Antidote for depression/anxiety
- Strengthens immune system
- It's like an internal workout
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, arthritis
- Improves creativity
- Increases memory and learning ability
- Helps keep you fit effortlessly
- Very sociable, helps people connect
Where did the idea of Laughter Yoga come from?
Dr Madan Kataria, a Medical Doctor in Mumbia, came up with the idea of Laughter Yoga, over twenty years ago. Some of his research was based on
Norman Cousins, who suffered a severe chronic illness, which left him in constant pain. He discovered that by watching comedy films
and belly laughing for ten minutes, he got two hours of pain free sleep. Some years later, Norman published the book "Anatomy of an Illness".
Another person Dr Madan was influenced by was Patch Adams, also a Medical Doctor, on whom the film "Patch Adams", with Robin Williams as "Patch", was based.