Laughter yoga is a scientifically proven modality that improves overall health and promotes increased happiness. Laughter yoga can be incorporated into corporate retreats, health conferences or part of a regular corporate wellness program. It is also a popular class to offer at yoga studios or any other event where you are looking for a unique, and fun experience to support stress management, and health promotion.
Reduce Stress and Improve Health
Did you know more than 70-80% of illnesses are due to stress? One of the fastest and most immediate ways to reduce stress is using laughter as a therapy incorporated into your regular wellness regime. Physiologically, stress and laughter are complete opposites. If you are laughing, it is physically impossible to also experience stress in that moment. When you experience stress, it negatively effects the functioning and health of your body including an increased heartbeat, rise in blood pressure, and constriction of blood vessels. However, when laughing, your heartbeat slows, blood pressure naturally decreases, and blood vessels are no longer constricted.
Laughter Improves Performance in the Following Categories:
- Stress Management.
- Innovation and Creativity.
- Increased Productivity.
- Improved Communication Skills.
- Increased Motivation and Enthusiasm.
- Boosts Self Confidence and Leadership Abilities.
- Enhanced Concentration, and Focus.
- Supports Peak Performance.
- Positive and Energetic Work Environment.
Laughter Yoga for Businesses, Retreats, or Conferences
It has been reported when incorporating a proven and regular laughter program into the workplace that companies have experienced increased efficiency, better communication, increase in sales and productivity, decrease in illness and absenteeism, reduction in employee turnover, and an overall happier work environment. Work culture is an important facet of a high performing business and laughter yoga is an ideal wellness strategy for improving overall work culture.
After 90 minutes of concentration, the human brains attention span drops. A quick laughter yoga break can offer an energy boost to keep the attention span high and enhance focus, concentration, learning skills and optimal potential.
Ten minutes of hearty laughter is equivalent to 30 minutes of low impact cardiovascular exercise so participants will also stimulate heart rate, increase blood circulation, properly oxygenate cells (which can prevent cancer), and release endorphins which will leave them feeling happier. Lack of exercise leads to heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, stress and a host of related illnesses. Laughter yoga is a quick, enjoyable and efficient exercise for improving overall health.
Laughter yoga tends to create a large interest and participants also receive an immediate and noticeable impact after just one class. Participants leave the experience feeling energized and have shared many positive changes including reduction in anxiety and worry and an increased feeling of peace, calm and joy. These noticeable changes may create a positive and memorable association with your company and/or event. Since laughter yoga is new to many people, offering this class is a way to stand out, differentiate yourself, and make a positive lasting impact.
Please contact me to create a custom laughter program to best match your personal, business or special event needs.
WHAT IS LAUGHTER YOGA?
Laughter yoga combines yogic breathing techniques, guided laughter exercises and a unique form of meditation.
- Light Stretching
- Yogic Breathing Techniques.
- Laughter Exercises and Movement.
- Low impact cardiovascular workout for any fitness level.
- Laughter Meditation.
- Immediate Stress Relief.
- Increase in Energy Levels.
- Strengthens Immune System.
- Improves Digestive System.
- Reduce or Prevent Symptoms of Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, and Cancer.
- Supports Team Building and Connection.
- Quiets the Mind.
- Release of Feel Good Endorphins.
- Emotional Balance and Joy.
- Improves Overall Health.
Suggested Length of Time for Full Class: 50 minutes (Time can be tailored to your event)
What to expect in a Laughter Yoga Session?
A laughter yoga instructor provides guidance and exercises to help participants laugh continuously so they may receive the vast health benefits of consistent laughter. They will learn how to laugh without having to rely on humor, jokes or comedy.
Play and joy are basic human needs, even for adults, and necessary for living a happy and balanced life. This class supports participants in meeting such essential needs and can bring lasting joy when practiced regularly.
It’s been scientifically proven that, when done with an open heart and willingness, the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter. You will receive the same physiological and psychological benefits such as a positive mental attitude, increased joy, improved immunity, happiness and much more, whether you’re laughing with a fake or real laugh. However, I personally have not ever experienced anyone in my classes that did not genuinely laugh during the class.
What Will Employees Experience After Laughter Yoga?
Immediately following the first laughter yoga session, employees will understand the value of laughter as a form of low impact cardiovascular exercise. Many participants have reported decreased anxiety, stress, tension, and worry immediately after the first class. Employees will have elevated energy levels, which will help them feel more positive and experience more joy throughout the workday.
They will learn how to change their mood within minutes through the exercises. Practicing regularly will help create a positive attitude toward co-workers and clients. They will learn positive coping mechanisms for difficult life situations so that when difficult situations arise work performance will not be hindered.
Participants in the laughter class will learn techniques for releasing built up negative emotions, which will also enhance workplace morale and relationships.
Offering a laughter yoga class as part of a regular wellness program, company retreat or conference is a fun and effective tool that benefits both the company and employees (or clients, attendees, etc.).
Contact me to create a custom laughter program to best match your personal, business or event needs.