Known as Hasya Yoga, Laughter Yoga had a humble beginning in India but now is an international sensation! No previous yoga skills or knowledge are needed, and Laughter Yoga can be done by anyone of any age and any physical ability. Laughter Yoga requires no special clothing or equipment, and can be done by yourself!
In Laughter Yoga, we use laughter as an exercise. We do this by removing the need for humor, jokes, or comedy to produce a laughter effect. By voluntarily playing and laughing for "no reason," the laughter itself BECOMES the reason.
While we "exercise laugh," we raise our heart rate. We use yoga-based deep breathing techniques to both increase our oxygen levels, as well as lower our heart rate.
The combination of laughing and deep breathing produces a result that is nearly indescribable. It lowers stress, improves mood, clears your lungs, works your core and abs, and gives you an incredible boost of energy - all in the very first session!
Laughter Yoga benefits your mind and body.
When you introduce therapeutic laughter as part of a workplace wellness initiative and teach employees how to practically use a variety of easy laughter tools to lower stress, improve mood, and increase productivity, you will have immediate measurable results. Laughing is a common connector - use it in a positively enaging way!
If you remember that people who laugh more are happier people, it is easy to understand that:
All of these points WILL save your company money, and make you a happier person!
"I dragged myself in, with low energy,
because a friend asked me to.
I skipped out with a smile on my face.
"Mike's laughter class should be a prerequisite for anyone who works with, for, or around people. No joke."