Laughter Yoga is becoming an increasingly used holistic therapy technique in social care across the world. But have you ever wondered how it works? Our blog aims to demystify the ‘whats and whys’ of Laughter Yoga and show you why you should be delivering Laughter Yoga sessions at your organisation!
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga was founded in India named Dr. Madan Kataria. Since speaking out about his revolutionary idea, over 100 countries have joined his mission, and began using laughter as a way to boost health and happiness.
Laughter Yoga involves a variety of breathing and laughter exercises and can be completed whilst sat down, making it perfect for older adults or adults with disabilities!
Laughter Yoga increases blood circulation around the body and helps relax your muscles.
10 minutes of Laughter Yoga can hold the equivalent effect of 30 minutes on a rowing machine!
What Benefits does Laughter Yoga have?
- Is an antidote for depression
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, and arthritis
- Helps reduce the effects of chronic illnesses like Cancer
- Strengthens the immune system
- Releases endorphins (a chemical to make you feel cheerful)
- Reduces stress
- & Helps connect people
Our Laughter Yoga Course
Here at ActivCare, we have developed a Level 1 Online Seated Laughter Yoga Course! Developed by our resident laughter specialist who has a Diploma in Laughter Therapy, this concise and effective course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to deliver their own Laughter Yoga Sessions.
The course covers the following modules:
- Laughter & How it Evolved
- How Laughter Impacts Health
- Laughter Yoga
- 4 Stages of Laughter Yoga
- Laughter Yoga Exercises.
If you think your clients would benefit from practising Laughter Yoga, click the link below and begin your quick and easy training today!
If you have any questions about our online courses please email: firstname.lastname@example.org