Laughter Yoga

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Laughter Yoga

"Ha ha can lead to aha!"--Arthur Koestler

Picture of laughter yoga sessionCertified Professional Life Coach and Yoga Leader Diane Cohen will conduct a session on laughter yoga to be held in the large meeting room Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Laughter yoga is a practice started in India in 1995 to let people experience the medical benefits of laughter.  Sessions are based on medical research indicating that the human body apparently cannot tell the difference between real laughter and fake laughter. 

Benefits are reported to include a boost to the immune system, increased oxygen intake, increased "feel good" hormones, and reduced stress hormones.  To get the full benefits, one must laugh heartily for a sustained period of time, about 15 minutes.  Clapping and chanting, breathing, childlike playfulness and exercises are the four elements of laughter yoga.

The session is open to anyone who can laugh, of any fitness or mobility level.  Laughter yoga is non-political, non-religious, non-judgmental and non-competitive.  Please join us!