Founded by Dr. Kataria in India, Laughter Yoga has been proven to have many health and well-being benefits activating JOY and AMUSEMENT – forms of POSITIVITY.
Hi! I’m a qualified Laughter Yoga Leader. I attended a certified Laughter Yoga Workshop certified by Dr. Kataria and the Laughter Yoga University a few years ago and have had oodles of experiences in applying the techniques to my own life as well as in groups.
It’s a real serious profession being a Laughter Yoga Leader. You know how LAUGHTER IS CONTAGIOUS right? Well, the concepts and philosopy of laughter yoga is fast spreading throughout the world.
Power of Positivity
Would you believe that the Power of Positivity has been researched in over 300 scientific studies in POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY on over 275,000 people? Yes, it’s true, positivity has the power to completely transform your life. If you’re even slightly interested in changing your life it is critical that you activate positivity daily.
These LAUGHTER YOGA SESSIONS arrive with funny hats and upbeat activities that will bring a dial to your staff’s smile. Laughter is known for relieving stress, building teamwork and improving resilience. In fact, I laugh out loud LOL every day. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Happy to travel South or North.
In these 60-MINUTE SESSIONS we start with practical warm-up exercises to get the Giggles rolling. We cover the history of Laughter Yoga, health and well-being benefits of laughter and increasing positivity, safety aspects, how to laugh for no reason, laughter boosting techniques, and even how to bring laughter into your daily life.
Broadens the Mind
Activating positivity has been proven to broaden the mind to new ideas and possibilities. Laughter Yoga increases JOY and AMUSEMENT.
Laughter and Positivity releases muscle tension and relaxes the body – improving the immune system.
Within 2 minutes of a good belly laugh endorphins are released giving you that feel-good vibe – which also has pain-relieving abilities.
Young at Heart
Laughter and humour has long been considered helpful to the healing process and keeping one young at heart.
Laughter uplifts your moods and broadens the mind to being optimistic.
Everyone knows how easy it is to work with someone upbeat and positive.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. In most cases this soon leads to real and contagious laughter. Science has proved that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter. Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. It bypasses the intellectual systems that normally act as a brake on natural laughter.
Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, clapping and body movement. Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter, followed by a series of ‘laughter exercises’ that combine the method of acting and visualisation techniques with playfulness. These exercises, when combined with the strong social dynamics of group behavior, lead to prolong and hearty unconditional laughter. Scientifically it has been proved that twenty minutes of laughter is sufficient to develop full physiological benefits.
A Laughter Yoga session may finish with ‘laughter meditation’. This is a session of unstructured laughter whereby participants sit or lie down and allow natural laughter to flow from within us like a fountain. This is a powerful experience that often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.
Benefits for your Workplace
- Breaks down hierarchies.
- Reduces stress.
- Brings the whole team together
- Petty things dissipate.
- Reduce sick days.
- Increase resilience.
- Makes the workplace fun.
- Increase productivity.
Proven Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga
- Feel good hormones
- Boost your immune system.
- Increases circulation.
- Releasing suppressed or blocked emotions.
- Improves social connections.
- Releases tension headaches.
Laughter Benefits for Business
- Cost-effective and fast-acting.
- Reduces stress instantaneously – you feel the benefits from the very first session.
- Scientifically proven with measurable results.
- Easy to do – all abilities and ages can participate.
Informational Videos on the Proven Benefits of Laughter Yoga
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
“Carmen equips her clients with wonderful tools to help them become more positive. She covers ways to recognize and acknowledge those negative thoughts and instead develop a more positive outlook. As a negative person, I can attest that these tools are helping me change my outlook. Yay!”
“WOW!! I didn’t know there were so many different forms of positivity. As a business owner and leader, there are various aspects I will even share with my team. This course will help anyone who has dealt with negative self-talk and even negative people in their circle!! An OUTSTANDING course for anyone who wants to learn about authentically being positive and the affect it can have your life to include personal relationship, health and even your job.”
“The thing about Carmen…her energy, just being around her, improves you… the energy makes you feel better and helps you see in perspective.”