Learn to use laughter to overcome life’s difficulties! There is power in laughter to help and heal. The idea is really simple: even if you don’t feel like laughing that you just start laughing and your body and spirit benefit, even if the laugh is intentional.
Laughing increases endorphins, the hormone that induces happiness. Laughter decreases cortisol, the stress hormone. Laughter promotes both mental and physical health. Laughter Yoga combines laughing and deep breathing. The yoga method of breathing brings more oxygen into a body and as you laugh out loud you exercise other internal organs, eg: heart, lungs, and diaphragm. It’s like jogging on the inside.
Everyone can do it. Laughter Yoga exercises don’t need jokes or comedy, special equipment or previous experience and laughter is always free and available. Anyone can laugh intentionally. Laughter is the universal language of friendship and laughter is contagious. At the Funny Farm Laughter Club we catch real laughter from each other.
Laughter Yoga was developed by a medical doctor, Madan Kataria, in 1995. Today, there are Laughter Clubs in 102 countries on 6 continents. Over 3 million people practice Laughter Yoga worldwide. This incredible growth is accomplished by word-of-mouth, without advertising. It is a grass-roots effort toward World Peace.
Laughter Yoga is being held Sunday afternoons outdoors at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, with social distancing.