LAUGHTER YOGA The fun body-mind exercise thats a great stress buster
Living Healthier Lifestyle Seminars through Laughter Yoga are for...
Executive or Staff trainings and Retreats, Symposiums,
special events, conferences, conventions
Church groups, Wellness Fairs, Recreation Centres
Retirement Homes, Hospitals, Hospices, Support Groups
Day Care, Public/High Schools, Colleges and Universities
Youth Organizations, Birthday parties
Bridal/Baby showers, One to one coaching, Prisons
* Laughter Makes Business Sense *
Your employees won't be sitting in another meeting or lecture, where you hope they get the message. They are having a real-life experience where everyone feels the physical and emotional connections in their body, continuing the techniques and philosophies in every day work and personal lives.
Standard packages for events:
15-minute sampler session, allowing participants to re-energize and focus
one, two or three hour laughter yoga exercise sessions (which results in improved health, better personal relations, stronger self-esteem, and enhanced productivity), followed by a 15-minute laughter/relaxation meditation to normalize their systems
Fees vary depending on program content, customization, and targeted results. Contact us to discuss further, either via phone 905-574-1765 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laughter Yoga is quickly spreading naturally into many different areas as people come to realize how the benefits can improve their lives. Its mission is to provide good health, joy and create a world without pain and illness. Laughter Yoga helps people to deal positively with mental, physical and emotional stresses that can otherwise lead to a breakdown in the workplace and in their private lives. It seeks to build an international community of like-minded people who come and laugh together and receive multiple health benefits.
Laughter Yoga is a unique form of exercise that was founded in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India, where anyone can laugh for no reason without the need for jokes or comedy. Dr. Kataria, and his wife, Madhuri, developed a program that combines laughter as a physical and playful body exercise with yoga in the form of deep yogic breathing (no poses).
Scientific research shows that the body does not know the difference between real or fake laughter. So, while the laughter often is initially forced, it soon becomes real due to eye contact and the contagious nature of laughter in a group. What started as one group of 5 people in a park in Mumbai on March 13, 1995, has now grown to become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 8000 clubs in over 79 countries.
Laughter Yoga has four active ingredients: laughing, breathing, clapping and child-like playfulness. It doesnt work however, until it is actually used! No special equipment or clothing is needed. It is a great exercise for people of all ages. Keep in mind, 60 seconds of laughter equals 10 minutes on a rowing machine. Bring a bottle of water as it is a high impact cardio-vascular workout.
Some laughter exercises that you can practice at home: stress relief laughter, instant mood changer laughter, joyful cocktail laughter, heart health laughter, hula hoop laughter, HOHO HAHAHA, aloha laughter, rollercoaster laughter, silent laughter, standing on top of the mountain, Tarzan laughter and Calcutta laughter for relieving stress. Just tap into your imagination and be creative.
A few breathing exercises that you can do in-between is the Flower breathing exercise, Salutation to the Fun, Egyptian Breath, Ragdoll, shoulder crunchies and Butterfly Cross Crawl breath. Remember to smile as you breathe in through your nose to the count of four and smile as you breathe out to the count of six. Happy laughing. Laguna Beach in California has some exercises sure to tickle your funny bone.
Laughter is the language of the heart
It speaks with a voice that says come and take part
It brings joy to your soul
Fills you up, makes you whole
Laughter, it's the language of the heart
Thank you for speaking my language.
~~~~~Liz Curtis Higgs
Join Our Laughter Yoga Club
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Hamilton Grooves with Laughter Yoga
Where: outside at Hamilton Waterfront, Pier 8,
47 Discovery Drive,
(we meet at the Waterfront Stage, behind Williams) Date: every Sunday, starting
May 10 Time: 10:30 - 11:30am Cost: Free
Be prepared to have the happiest day of your life,
Bring water, a yoga mat, blanket or chair and your child-like spirit
Please confirm your attendance. All ages are welcome
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Register now for our upcoming Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training,
June 13 & 14, 2015 on the workshop page and unleash your laughter potential!