Laughter Yoga Wellness London invites you to our Laughter Yoga Club,
Fun, Games, Improvisation, Meditation and LAUGHTER :-) Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha
An hour of rib tickling deep belly laughter including child like playfulness, gibberish, improvisation, complete nonsense, meditation and dancing!!!
I am currently offering free Laughter Yoga taster sessions for our members at the fabulous Kindness Offensive Bookshop who have kindly agreed to host my event.
IMPORTANT How to RSVP - New 2 step RSVP
Due to high demand and high number of no shows I have introduced a new two step rsvp process. After your initial rsvp and nearer to the event, I will post a message on the event board asking those who have indicated they are joining us to confirm their attendance by responding to the message with a YES. You will have 48 hours to confirm attendance. Those who do not confirm or change their attendance may lose their space. PLEASE if you do rsvp and your plans change, please update your rsvp as early as you possibly (at least 24 hours prior to the event ideally ) to allow another person the opportunity to join us. Those who RSVP and do not show up without cancelling may be removed from the group.
In a nutshell
Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter along with breathing techniques that originate from Yoga. We usually laugh for between 3-5 seconds, in a laughter yoga session we will laugh for between 10-15 minutes, of deep belly laughter. This is the type of laughter that gives us all the health benefits and the benefits will remain with us for a good 24 hours after the session! The body reacts in the same way whether the laughter is forced or natural, releasing the endorphins (happy hormones). It is these endorphins that kick in and fight stress, boost our immune system and make us feel good in so many ways. Laughter yoga is experienced in groups, with eye contact, yogic breathing and playfulness between participants. All that is required of the participants is a Willingness to Laugh!
Photos and Vids I have recently started a youtube channel so will most likely take a few photos or capture some footage of our great laughs from our sessions.
Please arrive ready for a 4.30pm start. The session is around an hour, scheduled to finish at 5.30pm.
What to bring
Wear something you are comfortable to move in and we will probably lie on the floor for a short ending mediation at some point! so if you like bring a cushion or you could roll your coat up and improvise! Bring some water as there will be some movement!! could be thirsty work!
The Kindness Offensive Bookshop
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Laughter Yoga is not a substitute for medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses, but is a powerful natural complementary form of healing. It is like any other aerobic exercise and may not be suitable for everyone as it involves some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal pressure.
Some people may have pre- existing medical conditions and one should take reasonable precaution before doing laughter exercises or indeed any form of exercise.
It is contraindicated for people suffering from: Any kind of hernia, Heart disease with angina pain, Persistent cough with breathlessness, Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Incontinence of urine, Epilepsy, Advanced (bleeding) piles and haemorrhoids or any bleeding tendencies in any part of the body, Severe backache, Any acute symptoms of cough, cold and fever. People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before doing Laughter Yoga.
If in doubt first consult a medical professional for guidance. Anyone undergoing physician-prescribed therapy that experiences improvements through laughter should seek the advice of their doctor before reducing dosage or stopping treatment.
Those suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure but are stable on medication and can take a brisk walk for 30 minutes without any symptoms can do Laughter Yoga with advice from medical specialists.
People who have undergone bypass surgery can also do Laughter Yoga after their stress test is normal. Pregnancy is also a relative contraindication. Women with previous history of miscarriages and also those who are in advanced stage of pregnancy should take medical advice from specialists before doing laughter exercises. People suffering from minor and major psychiatric disorders can participate in a laughter session except those who are not in touch with reality e.g. schizophrenia, Hyper mania (manic part of bipolar depression)
Laughter Yoga is like any other aerobic exercise. Should you experience any discomfort, please discontinue and get medical advice.”
Click through to our Laughter Yoga London Website for more info and private group bookings.