• What we'll do
Laughter Yoga employs no humour, jokes or comedy and participants are invited to laugh for no reason at all. Anyone can do it.
Laughter Yoga is a deceptively simple yet very powerful form of exercise, combining laughter exercises with yogic breathing (quite different from traditional yoga with postures).
It teaches you to make happiness a choice and not a consequence. Whether fake or genuine, laughter has measurable psychological and physiological benefits, including:
the release of endorphins and serotonin;
decreases levels of stress hormones;
beats depression and anxiety;
boosts the immune system;
floods the body with oxygen;
is an aerobic exercise;
improves communication and creativity;
increases Killer T Cell production, which
helps fight cancer;
Laughter is our body’s natural antidote to stress and as natural as breathing, we just need a gentle reminder to do it.
Visit the Lotus Community Wellbeing Trust for more information on Laughter Yoga, or contact Hannah Airey (hannah[at]lotustrust.org.nz or[masked]).
• What to bring
No special equipment is needed
• Important to know
There is a small charge of $3