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What is Laughter Yoga?
It is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on jokes, humor, or comedy. We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into real, spontaneous laughter.
It is called Laughter Yoga because it uses some of the same tools of yoga, such as physical movement and breathing exercises, to help reduce stress, improve health and well-being, and feel connected to others. Laughter also keeps us rooted in the present moment, which can also reduce stress.
The concept is based on the scientific fact that the brain cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter if done with willingness. You get the same health benefits whether the laughter is simulated or spontaneous.
It was started in India by a medical doctor, Dr. Madan Kataria, and his wife in 1995. It has grown to over 105 countries.
There are many scientific studies proving the health benefits of sustained laughter. Among them are reduced stress, stronger immune system, increased circulation, and muscle relaxation.
In Laughter Club we will do a variety of breathing and movement exercises to initiate deep belly laughter and experience some childlike playfulness. We finish each session with a guided relaxation so you leave feeling happier and more relaxed.
You do not need a sense of humor to participate.
Walk In Fee
Walk ins are welcome. The fee for walk in participants is $8 per class.
5$ Drop in fee collected
Laughter Yoga-Drop in Classes;Tuesdays- Winter 2019
7 - 99
01/15/2019 - 03/19/2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tolland Recreation Center - Program Room 6
$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
Children under the age of 16 must be accomanied by an adult
5$ Drop in fee collected at class
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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