why practise laughter yoga?
Laughter Yoga is an accessible, fun and social exercise which has many positive effects on physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Scientists have demonstrated that laughter has positive effects on pain management, blood circulation and the immune system.*
Laughter also releases endorphins in the brain, which help to reduce stress and create a positive state of mind. Laughter Yoga participants learn to quickly change their mood state and shift negative emotions, leading to improved relationships with themselves and others. Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities are also enhanced.
Laughter yoga boosts energy levels and is, both physically and emotionally, good for your heart. Dr. William Fry of Stanford University proved that 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on the rowing machine with respect to cardio-pulmonary endurance.* So Laughter Yoga is a great workout for busy people!
Best of all, Laughter Yoga requires no special equipment or previous experience, so it can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere! mukti bhukti offers Laughter Yoga in the workplace, at conferences and seminars, as workshops or one-on-one sessions. Contact us to find out more.
*Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol 28, 2007
*Fry, William F. (1977). The Respiratory Components of Mirthful Laughter, The Journal of Biological Psychology 19 (39-50).