LAUGHTER YOGA is a excercise 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 open park in Mumbai. Dr. Kataria writes about the practice in his 2002 book LAUGH FOR NO
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 way to de-stress.
Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting (Ha-Ha Ho-Ho) clapping and body movement. All participants are allowed to create their own style of laughter and improvise on the exercises. The session may finish with "Laughter Meditation" which often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days.
ONI LASANA is a certified, insured LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER of Dr. Madan Kataria's Laughter Yoga International.
ONI (Oh-knee) is available to bring her LOL4REAL! Laughter Yoga program, to bring a natural state of happy wellness. She enjoys leading and sharing the JOY of LAUGHTER YOGA - for personal WELLNESS & GOOD HEALTH to all.
Laughter IS the best medicine!
nourish it daily with laughter!....Oni
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"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