Wellness Laughter yoga is a unique social health promotion and disease prevention that uses safe, gentle, and fun breathing exercises and simulated laughter techniques to enhance ones emotional, mental, and physical wellness. It is a breakthrough delivery system which allows people to laugh regardless their circumstances.
We do Wellness Laughter without any joke or a sense of humor. We laugh for no reason and in doing so we laugh off some stress and add more laughter to our life! All that is necessary is the desire to laugh and we can "Laugh For No Reason". There are four components to Wellness Laughter Yoga... clapping, eye contact, laughter/breathing, and child-like playfulness.
Laughter is the best medicine, people have known this for centuries, now science proves it.
Dr. Madan Kataria is a medical doctor and his wife Madhuri is a yoga instructor from India, they are the founders of Laughter Yoga in 1995. Dr. Kataria discovered that people do not laugh enough, they wait for something to make them laugh from an outside stimulus called reactive laughter. Dr. Kataria found that even fake laughter has wonderful benefits, which usually when practiced in a group turns into real laughter. He decided to prescribe laughter for all of his patients, and now there are over 6000 laughter clubs and laughter sessions conducted in over 53 countries.
I am currently leading two community event classes each week year round.
One is Thursday Mornings at the Milford Senior Center from 8:40 to 9:30. If you are not a member of the Milford Senior Center this cost to participate in their programs is $2.00.
Friday Morning at the Lewes Public Library from 8:40 to 9:30 and this program is FREE.
Everyone is Welcome, the only thing that I ask is wear a smile, bring your silly bones, and a bottle of water. We will laugh off some stress and have some fun!
The only time that we do not have a Wellness Laughter Session is if the Milford or Cape Henlopen Schools are delayed or closed due to the weather, or if the Milford Senior Center or Lewes Public Library is closed.
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What are the health benefits of Wellness Laughter Yoga?
It is said that we should get a D.O.S.E. (D- Dopamine, O-Oxytocin, S-Serotonin, E-Endorphin) of Laughter Every day.
Who attends Wellness Laughter Yoga?
Anyone can attend. We have women and men in our class from anywhere in the ages of 7 to 87.
Do we get on the floor?
No, we either sit in a chair or stand/walk. But one of my rules is No New Pain. So if something hurts, stop. If you need to sit, sit. Do whatever you need to do to be comfortable.
It is a form of exercise, some people have said that they really get a workout, but it is fun, gentle, and very easy. Like many fitness programs, you may want to consult your doctor before starting Wellness Laughter yoga.
-Are you a fan of laughing?
-Would you like to smile more?
-Are you physically and/or emotionally stressed out?
-Do you suffer from depression?
-Do you want to create space in your life for child-like play and joy?
-Would you like to clear away negativity?
-Are you interested in a holistic and drug-free way to attain mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness?
-Are you looking for a fun and easy aerobic exercise?
-Would you like to increase your energy naturally?
-Are you interested in reducing pain?
-Would you like to be more creative?
-Are you looking to connect with other laughter lovers in a friendly environment?
Go to my blog about Wellness Laughter to find out more.