Laughter Yoga – July 23

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Join Kathleen Haerr for a 60 minute laughter yoga session at the Optimum Health studio.

Cost: $7 payable at the door.
Please reserve your spot: RSVP by sending a FB private messaging to Kathleen Brigidina.

Description:
Laughter Yoga brings oxygen to the body and brain by incorporating yogic breathing which results in deep diaphragmatic breathing. In most cases practiced laughter quickly leads to real and contagious laughter. Laughter yoga bypasses the intellectual systems that normally act as a brake on natural laughter.

Our Laughter yoga session will start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, clapping, eye contact and body movement, to help break down inhibitions and encourage a sense of playfulness. Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter, followed by a series of ‘laughter exercises’ that combine the method of acting and visualization techniques with playfulness. Laughter exercises are interspersed with breathing exercises.

We will finish with a “Laughter Meditation”, a session of unstructured laughter whereby participants sit or lie down and allow natural laughter to flow from within “like a fountain”.