While researching beneficial activities for seniors (gerontology coursework)
Turns out LAUGHTER YOGA is applicable and beneficial to everyone
For health reason
For stress relief
For team building
and on and on
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is like nothing you have done before, as an adult, anyway! Remember being a child and getting the giggles? Laughter Yoga can offer you a childlike joy. It’s easy, fun, playful, and creative. There’s a bonus I haven’t mentioned yet…. It’s healthy for you to laugh!!!
Research on the physical benefits of laughter demonstrates its ability to boost the immune system by stimulating anti-viral and anti-infection cells. It can reduce stress related hormones and increase endorphins, which are the body’s natural opiate! As well, it is a form of exercise invigorating the circulatory system which oxygenates the body’s cells. Wow!!! Laughter really is the best medicine!!!
Laughter Yoga is uplifting and unifying. Is a good team building exercise. Anyone can do this! There are no poses to hold like in traditional yoga. We use guided exercises and deep breathing to induce laughter which can quickly become contagious!