Laughter in the Park
Join us for a special laughter yoga session on 3rd Sept 2017 at Grosvenor Park at 2pm.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional
laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh without relying
on humour, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise
while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike
playfulness. In most cases this soon leads to real and contagious laughter.
Science has proved that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and
real laughter. Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve
sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. It bypasses the
intellectual systems that normally act as a brake on natural laughter.
- Laughter yoga teaches you to laugh even if you are not in the mood to laugh.
This is because your brain does not the difference between real laughter or if you are faking it.
From a medical point of view, the most important component of laughing, whether fake or real is taking deep breaths and all breath means an intake of oxygen.
Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology and Nobel Prize Winner
(Dr. Warburg is the only person ever to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine twice and be nominated for a third), said about the importance of oxygen:
“Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important
factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen,
cancer will not and cannot occur.”
- Laughter is like jogging for your insides
Most laughter and yogic breathing exercises are intended to stimulate the movement of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles that help activate the parasympathetic system, which is the calming branch of the autonomic nervous system. This is opposite to the sympathetic system which is the stress arousal system. The stress arousal sympathetic system can be turned of simply by learning to move the diaphragm.
- Laughter connects people
People who laugh together form a bond more quickly, resulting in a
family-like bond, providing social interaction which is essential
for happiness. The goal of Laughter Yoga is to connect people with one another
at heart level without judgment and that is the true meaning of any yoga practise. It is also ideal for all ages from children age 4 or 5 to adults aged 55 plus, depending on their health of course.
- Laughter promotes a positive mental attitude
With regular practice one can develop a positive mental attitude which will help people go through challenging times or when it is difficult to laugh physically. This Inner spirit of laughter is your ability to stay alive and in a positive mental state despite all challenges. Laughter Yoga
can improve physical health, release negative thoughts and emotions, and helps
to get in touch with your spiritual nature. It also helps to develop an attitude of
forgiveness, generosity, compassion, and helpfulness while actively seeking the
happiness of others.
So how do you book a laughter yoga session?
We hold laughter yoga classes regularly in all parts of the UK. As we are limited with spaces please book or reserve in advance>>