Laughter is our personal philosophy, it’s our medicine, it builds resilience and is a big idea worth spreading!
A common factor throughout my life has been laughter. I generally LOVE to make people laugh, and seeing others laugh brings me the greatest of joy. Laughter Yoga however, is not about me sharing the best of my bad puns and dodgy one liners with you...
The human body is unable to differentiate between real and fake laughter and this is where Laughter Yoga comes in. It’s an opportunity to practice prolonged voluntary laughter. That’s right. FAKE laughter.
The theory behind this practice is that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous, natural laughter. It triggers the release of endorphins or “happy hormones”, leaving you feeling full of goodness.