⇨ Live to Laugh Shares Some Laughs:
*Visit my full site at: www.LivetoLaugh.org, for a full description of available Laughter Yoga workshops, certifications and service offerings. While I currently work full time as a producer, I am happy to schedule LY classes whenever my work schedule allows. Sharing laughter has become a joyful addition to my life, and I have to admit that I really enjoy it just as much as my students.
I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher who brings Professional Laughter Yoga programs and workshops into places that need it most, such as:
-> Offices and Corporate Workplaces
-> Nursing Homes and Community Centers
-> Schools and Summer Camps
-> Counseling and Rehabilitation Facilities
-> Gyms and Fitness Centers
-> Hospitals and Physical Therapy Practices
-> Police and Correctional Facilities
-> Creativity Conferences
-> Wellness Retreats
In these settings, people find the benefits of laughter to be incredibly helpful and effective. After their first Laughter Yoga experience, participants often request more or regular Laughter Yoga workshops, so they can continue to enjoy and reap the wonderful benefits laughter brings to their lives and bodies.
So, what *is* Laughter Yoga?
Great question! I thought you’d never ask. Laughter Yoga is a group exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). It was founded by medical Dr. Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India in 1995, while he was researching the scientific health benefits of laughter and writing a medical article titled “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. While he began with just 5 people in a park, there are now literally thousands and thousands of practicing laughter yoga groups, and in more than 100 countries around the world. Laughter Yoga does not require jokes, comedy or a sense of humor however, and whether the laughter is faked or real, the body still cashes in on the multiple physiological and psychological health benefits of the practice. People usually experience the positive effects after just one session of “laughing for no reason”, and the many scientific benefits often keep them coming back for more. (Oh, and of course for the joy of it too – because it makes us feel great)!
Some of the areas that participants find the most substantial benefits are: stress reduction, increased productivity, better concentration in the workday and deeper sleep in the evening, greater health and wellness, lower blood pressure, strengthened immunity, increased teamwork and employee moral, quicker healing and recovery, improved work-life balance, increased confidence, innovation and creativity. Then, of course, there are all these other scientifically proven health benefits! To find about more about how to reap the wonderful benefits of Laughter Yoga in the workplace, nursing homes, hospitals and other settings, please visit our services page here!
Media Attention: Growing like Wildfire
The innovative concept of Laughter Yoga is widely accepted and celebrated the world over, and has been written about in prestigious publications such as TIME Magazine, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Discovery Channel, The Daily Telegraph (UK) and many others. Laughter Yoga has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, BBC, CNN, ZDF (Germany), NHK (Japan), ABC news, MSNBC and many other television networks around the world. It continues to garner praise and media attention regularly, and in some of the most professional (and perhaps unexpected) environments, as the participants bring the joy of laughter into their corporate workplaces, care facilities, group events and organizations.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious
as laughter and good humor.” -Charles Dickens