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Laughter Yoga

My latest passion is Laughter yoga, and I intend to be running classes, starting this summer. They will be run in more than one location in South East London.
I'll publish more information in due course.

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In the meantime, here is some information about Laughter yoga

In the early 90’s an Indian doctor. Madan Kataria, who worked as a registrar in a hospital in Mumbai, became interested in the growing body of scientific evidence that showed the benefits of laughter for mental and physical health. He realised we need more laughter to cope with the stresses of modern living and investigated ways that laughter could be used with his patients.

Laughter yoga is a new twist on an ancient practice. Not only does it increase happiness, but it also strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and lowers stress. 
More contagious than a cough or sneeze, laughter relaxes the whole body. It triggers the release of endorphins, promoting an overall sense of well-being. When combined with yogic breathing, laughter truly becomes the best medicine, providing extensive health benefits for people of all body types.

Health Benefits

There are benefits from Laughter Yoga for people who are not sick and want to stay healthy, and for those who have some illness,. People come to laughter clubs because it helps them to stay fit. It strengthens the immune system. Laughter Yoga is also a powerful cardio workout –  just ten minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on a rowing machine. It increases blood circulation and relaxes the muscles. It is also a powerful antidote for depression, reduces blood pressure, reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, arthritis and helps in chronic illnesses like cancer. Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously and helps to create emotional balance. People can feel the benefits from the very first session

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