Laughter yoga is laughing for no reason through playful exercises, movement, eye contact and a willingness to laugh. The body can’t tell the difference between real and initiated laughter and creates the same benefits. It’s called laughter yoga because of the combination of childlike playfulness and breathing. It was started by Dr Madan Kataria in India in 1995.
Benefits of laughing include better mood, less stress, 25% more oxygen which makes us alert, better social relationships and resilience to life’s ups and downs
Anna Semlyen and Mark Bywater are qualified Laughter yoga leaders. Come and enjoy laughing with us. It’s easy and fun.
This is not a mat based class. All are welcome
Classes last Wednesdays of the month 7.30-8.30pm -The Knavesmire pub, Albemarle Road, South Bank. Suggested donation is £6 / £3 concessions
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