LAUGHTER YOGA! - a exercise practice involving voluntary laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama yoga).
Laughter Yoga is based on the belief that free laughter provides the same physiological and
psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter, without the use of jokes or comedy.
Laughter Yoga is done in small to large groups, with eye contact, movement and playfulness between participants.
Creative laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
In 1995, Laughter Yoga was started by cardiologist DR. MADAN KATARIA with his wife, yoga instructor, MADHURI KATARIA of INDIA.
With a group of 5 people they practiced in the early mornings in a community park in Mumbai.
Dr. Kataria writes about the practice in his 2002 book LAUGH FOR NO REASON.
Laughter Yoga is now practiced in Laughter Yoga Clubs and meetups, in over 100 countries -
with school children to seniors, government, health, education, social and corporate employees as a highly creative way to eliminate stress. and break down superficial barriers.
Laughter Yoga has no religious or political practices or affiliations.
Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting (Ha-Ha Ho-Ho-Ho) clapping and body movement.
Once comfortable in a happy sharing space, all participants are allowed to create their own style of laughter and improvise on the exercises.
The session may finish with "Mindful Awareness Meditation" which often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis
and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.
ONI (Oh-knee) is available to guide participants on an on-going or one time experience in 60 minutes sessions.
See the benefits listed below for Corporate, Youth & Seniors.
A LOL4REAL! Laughter Yoga program with Oni will bring on a natural state of joyful wellness you will never forget.
Oni Lasana is a Certified Laughter Leader /Guide who enjoys leading and sharing the JOY of LAUGHTER YOGA -
for POSITIVE INTERACTION, PERSONAL WELLNESS & GOOD HEALTH.
"Laughter is a form of internal jogging.
It moves your internal organs around.
It enhances respiration.
It is the igniter of great expectations."
NORMAN COUSINS, ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS
nourish it daily with laughter!....Oni
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Teshya's LOL4REAL! Experience
Dr. Madan Kataria gives a TED talk on his brilliant idea!
We warmed up with LOL4REAL! at a after school storytelling session at Tobago Library Services. After a stand up introductory segment, we cooled down with a sit down version of "copy cat" Laughter Yoga.
Very good, very good, yeah!
Stories from the people who make medicine work!
Listen to Alexa on OFF THE CHARTS
"Video games, television and the internet have taken over the free and interactive play. High tech communication skills have eroded the fun of laughing at simple things" Dr. Madan Kararia
Phialdelphia - Coateville, Pennsylvania - Tobago