Laughter is SO good for you! My weekly laughter club practices laughter “yoga” – no stretching or posing, just giggling and breathing.
It’s fun and it’s great for your whole self. Invented by a medical doctor in 1995, laughter yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete well-being workout.
Two videos to give you an idea of what this all about:
I am a certified laughter leader and my group meets every Friday morning from 8:30-9:15am, typically it’s at Tower Grove Park’s Roman Pavilion (where the farmer’s markets are held – Google Maps link here). To sign up for a weekly Thursday email reminder that has the details and/or occasional Zoom link/info for when the weather is bad, click here. As always, all ages welcome, no experience, ability or equipment needed. It involves laughing, breathing, clapping and following basic instructions.
The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific research that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter – you get the same physiological and psychological benefits!
It’s a great core workout, it helps to get fresh oxygen to your body and brain, it boosts your mood and releases endorphins, it prevents the physical effects of stress, helps your immune system and it is FUN and a great way to connect to people.