What we're about

You get maximum health results in the minimum time. You nurture your own wellbeing. Laughter Yoga combines laughter with simple movements, fun breathing exercises and games to get real health benefits. There are no pre-requisites, and no expectations, other than raising your laughter level.

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There are no 'yoga' positions, just lots of loud laughter. Everybody can learn to laugh longer and louder than we normally do. It's about taking responsibility for your own health, and because it's fun you have a better chance of doing this. You enjoy achieving results.

10 minutes of Laughter Yoga is equivalent to 30 mins on an exercise machine!

Yes, this is fairly intense aerobics! The key is to increase oxygen intake, and to do this we breathe out more. We only use a small fraction - less than 20% of our lung capacity 'normally' - so the key is to exhale more.

We have no muscles to do this, but through laughter your diaphragm pushes out the stale air.

Most people avoid 'exercise'. That's where Laughter Yoga provides the workout, disguised as playful fun.

Regularity is vital, so this way you get your daily dose.

What happens in a Laughter Yoga Session?

In a Laughter Session we use the physical action of Laughter for 3 reasons:

Ø To gain the real health benefits for wellbeing

Ø To cultivate connections and nurture joy with other people

Ø Inner personal peace, for community peace and world peace

Yoga-based intentional laughter stimulates you to the real thing.

Content

This interactive session includes:

Ø Laughter and breathing techniques with play and fun

Outcomes

Ø discover the value of fun for a healthy life

Ø long-lasting, powerful positive benefits for your body, heart and mind.

Ø Release your inner spirit of play all day

Ø Learn quick and easy methods to deal effectively with anxiety

Ø Improve physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing

Anyone can learn to laugh for 10 - 15 minutes a day without resorting to jokes.

Laughter is infectious, and it spreads when you laugh in a group. So what we do is nothing new.
We are accustomed to expect a reason to laugh: a joke, a funny situation, or a friend to giggle with.
So laughing for no other reason than the health benefits can seem strange at first.

What happens is, created laughter soon generates the familiar kind, and our innate playfulness kicks in.

Human beings are programmed to play, it's in our genes. It's how we learn best, in fact the only way we learn.

With laughter Yoga you develop your confidence and core control, since the ability to laugh at yourself is the greatest single step that you can take towards self-awareness.

When was the last time you had a really good, long belly laugh?

And how did you feel? This is no joke! That feeling lasts all day!

Did you know that adults laugh on average 15 times, children 400 to 600 times a day?

60 years ago people laughed 3 to 4 times as much as we do today!

and please……….

"LIKE" our Facebook Page "Laugther Clubs South Australia", we post regularly laughter facts, upcoming events and a few jokes :)

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Upcoming events (4+)

Eastwood Laughter Club -Join in Laughter Clubs SA - Saturdays @ Eastwood

Eastwood Community Centre

Time: 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Description:
Come along anytime, children welcome - no prerequisites or mats - This is the fastest, most economical way to nurture your wellness.

We meet at the Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Rd Eastwood - at the rear in the garden - go along the right side of the hall.

The session is approx. 50 minutes and afterwards there's the opportunity to chat and meet new friends in the garden or at a nearby café.

What Happens in a Laughter Yoga Session?
Step 1. Clapping and Warming-Up Exercises
Step 2: Deep Breathing Exercises
Step 3: Playfulness - release your inner creative.
Step 4: Laughter Exercises

Laughter Yoga is a complete package for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It benefits the individual as well as community. Join us and experience it for yourself. Bring your friends. The more the merrier!

This class is free, however small donations towards the venue hire are appreciated. We look forward to laughing with you for health, fitness and wellbeing!

Your main Laughter Yoga Leader is Diana who shares this role with Sally, Bill, Ann and David. Sally is happy to answer any questions you might have - call her on[masked].
Other weekly Laughter Yoga opportunities are:
Tuesdays 9.30 at Village Green Unley
181 Unley Rd behind the Unley Council/ Library
Run by David, Ann and Bill - FREE with donations welcome.

For more laughter news, join us on
Facebook "Laughter Clubs South Australia"
https://www.facebook.com/LaughterClubsSouthAustralia/

Online Laughter Club Mondays is now 5.30pm Central Australian Time

Online Laughter Club Mondays is now 5.30 pm Central Australian Time, that's 6 pm in the eastern states. You are welcome to join in the fun anytime for your daily dose of playful, healthy laughter and better breathing.

Unley Laughter Club - Join in Laughter Yoga SA - Tuesdays @ Unley

Time: 9.30 am – 10.15 am
Description:
Come along anytime, children welcome - no prerequisites or mats - afterwards come for a chat in a cafe if you wish.
We meet every Tuesday at the Village Green Unley, 181 Unley Rd
behind the Unley Council/ Library, corner of Unley Road and Oxford Terrace. Parking is best off Arthur Street, opposite the council.

The session is approx. 45 minutes and afterwards we usually go for a coffee and chat at a nearby café.

What Happens in a Laughter Yoga Session?
Step 1. Clapping and Warming-Up Exercises
Step 2: Deep Breathing Exercises
Step 3: Childlike Playfulness
Step 4: Laughter Exercises

Laughter Yoga is a complete package for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It benefits the individual as well as community. Join us and experience it for yourself. Bring your friends. The more the merrier!

This class is free, however a small donation to help with our running and Meetup costs is much appreciated.
We look forward to laughing with you for health, fitness and wellbeing!
Your main Laughter Yoga Leader is David, who shares this role with trained leaders Ann and Bill.

Other weekly Laughter Yoga classes on offer are:

Saturdays. 9.30 am at Eastwood Community Centre;
95 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville.
Run by Diana & Co. (Gold Coins)

Fortnightly Saturdays 10am Semaphore beach, see messages for dates.
For more laughter news, join and like us on
Facebook "Laughter Clubs South Australia"
https://www.facebook.com/LaughterClubsSouthAustralia/
How to find us:
Village Green Unley, 181 Unley Rd, behind the Unley Council/ Library, corner of Unley Road and Oxford Terrace, parking is best off Arthur Street, opposite the council.

Elizabeth Laughter Club - Join in Laughter Clubs SA – Wednesdays @ Elizabeth

Time: 9.30 am – 10.00 am
Description:
Join us for a Laughter Yoga class!

We meet at the council building.
The session is approx. 30 minutes and afterwards there's the opportunity to meet new friends and chat at a nearby café.

What Happens in a Laughter Yoga Session?
Step 1. Clapping and Warming-Up Exercises
Step 2: Deep Breathing Exercises
Step 3: Childlike Playfulness
Step 4: Laughter Exercises

Laughter Yoga is a complete package for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It benefits the individual as well as community. Join us and experience it for yourself. Bring your friends. The more the merrier!

This class is free, however small donation to help with our running cost is much appreciated.

We look forward to laughing with you there for health, fitness and wellbeing!

Your Laughter Yoga Leader will be David Martin. He's excited to laugh with you all. Please feel free to call David if you have any questions on[masked].

“I was introduced to Laughter Yoga at a Womad preview at the ABC in 2010.
The elegant simplicity of LY appealed to me instantly and I attended weekly at Hazelwood Park where Michael was the host. I am a trail walker and the outdoor venue among the big trees was perfect. Living in the northern suburbs I subsequently transferred to the Grenville Centre at Elizabeth where a group has been operating for 13 years.
I endeavour to make our thirty-minute Wednesday sessions different every week. It is always good to have visitors and people who are willing to discard their public face and enjoy the benefits of laughter.
We had a school group attend for some years and the blend of young and old worked well.
The benefits of Laughter Yoga are clear to me. Convincing other people is a good challenge”.
- David M. – Laughter Yoga instructor “Elizabeth Laughter Club”

Other weekly Laughter Yoga classes on offer are:
Tuesdays 9.30 am Village Green Unley next to Unley Community Centre
Run by David, Ann & Bill
Saturdays. 9.30 am at Eastwood Community Centre
95 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville.
Run by Diana & Co.

For more laughter news, join us on
Facebook "Laughter Clubs South Australia"
https://www.facebook.com/LaughterClubsSouthAustralia/

Location: [see below]
Playford Grenville Hub
10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth SA

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