The only thing you need is willingness and an open heart you don’t even need a sense of humour. Laughing yoga is a popular movement and breathing exercise that aims to cultivate joy, bring out your inner child, and help you let go of daily life stressors. Considering that laughter is contagious, it’s no surprise that laughing yoga has grown from one small group in Mumbai, India to over 5,000 clubs worldwide
How do you train your laughter?
Try to practice your laugh and actively tweak the way that you sound. Make yourself laugh authentically. Think of something hilarious, or have a friend tell you a joke, or watch something funny. Try to make the laugh genuine so that it will more accurately represent the way that your laugh sounds in real life.
In this super-fun, video-based course you’ll join more than 7000 people who’ve learned the basics of Laughter Yoga through it. When you get over your embarrassment and allow yourself to do Laughter Yoga you feel absolutely amazing. The most extraordinary thing of all is that you don’t even need a sense of humour! The human body can’t tell the difference between real and fake laughter! There’s literally nothing stopping you from releasing all your worries and stress and feeling amazing.
Laughter Yoga is also a fantastic abdominal workout. In fact 10-minutes of belly laughing is equivalent to 30-minutes of abdominal exercise! That means no more boring crunches and sit-ups! HA-HA-HA!
The Laughter Yoga Challenge is to do 10-minutes (or as close as you can get) of deep belly laughing every day for 40 days.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to bring more laughter into their life
- Anyone who is feeling down, anxious or depressed.
Laughing Yoga Exercises to Try
1. Greeting laughter
Walk around to different people with palms pressed together at the upper chest in the Namaste greeting or shake hands and laugh, making sure to look into other people’s eyes.
2. Lion laughter
Thrust out the tongue, widen the eyes, and stretch the hands out like claws while laughing.
3. Humming laughter
Laugh with the mouth closed and hum
4. Silent laughter
Open your mouth wide and laugh without making a sound. Look into other people’s eyes and make funny gestures.
5. Gradient laughter
Start by smiling and then slowly begin to laugh with a gentle chuckle. Increase the intensity of the laugh until you’ve achieved a hearty laugh. Then gradually bring the laugh down to a smile again.
6. Heart-to-heart laughter
Move close to a person and hold each other’s hands and laugh. If people feel comfortable, they can stroke or hug each other.
Why do we laugh in yoga?
Laughter Yoga has the power to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain called endorphins. If your mood is good, you feel good within and will remain cheerful through out the day. Laughter Yoga also helps to develop a sense of humor and you will laugh more in real life.