Laughter Yoga in Shropshire and South Staffordshire
Laughing might seem the last thing you want to do when you’re at a low ebb. What if its the best thing you could do?
Its an interesting thing though that your body can’t tell the difference between a genuine laugh and the sound of laughter. The same part of your brain is activated and ‘feel good’ hormones are released in your body. Combined with deep, yogic breathing and a touch of playfulness, practicing Laughter Yoga can bring a host of benefits to your health and wellbeing.
Was amazing. I was so stressed and anxious when I came in, I felt low, but after this I am light and relaxed.” Cathy
Laughter Yoga sessions are tailored to the needs of each group and can be done sitting, standing or even laying down. Group sizes can vary from 6 to 306!
Laughter Yoga can take place anywhere: in the workplace or school, in a community setting or care home, even online.
Laughter Yoga is a great way to raise the energy of a conference and we’ve even provided an hour of fun at a hen night!
The service users said they still felt uplifted and were laughing days after the session, and so were we!” – Telford MIND.
Laughter brings numerous social, emotional and physical benefits.
Scientific studies suggest that a ten minute full-blown belly-laugh is enough to bring all the attendant health benefits into your life. Laughter:
- Improves brain function (increased oxygen throughout the body)
- Reduces pain (increase in natural pain killers: endorphins)
- Reduces stress (decrease in hormones cortisol and adrenaline)
- Alleviates depression (increase in beta-endorphins)
- Lowers blood pressure (tests show that during the session blood
pressure increases. Afterwards, it drops below its starting level)
- Boosts the immune system (increase in human growth hormone
which aids sleep and cellular repair)
- Increases positivity and mental wellbeing
- Increases emotional wellbeing and social connectivity
Laughter yoga sessions give a safe, nurturing and hilarious environment in which a laughter specialist facilitates people to enjoy a minimum of ten minutes full-blown laughter, followed by guided relaxation.
Really helped me let go of a lot of stress and just laugh” – Rebecca H
Laughter yoga is a great leveller and is suitable for all ages and abilities and is a wonderful way to bring people together.
I’m proud to have trained with Charlotte Eaton of http://www.lifebulb.org/. Her extensive and advanced Laughter Yoga training includes practical sessions working with voluntary organisations in the community.
Surprisingly enjoyable and brilliant way to boost your mood!” – Ruth C.
Contact me to arrange Laughter Yoga sessions for your group. Tel: 078682406