Welcome to Laughter Yoga Australia & New Zealand
Our main objective is to provide a variety or programs and initiatives throughout Australia and New Zealand for the purpose of raising awareness of the benefits of Laughter Yoga and help people set up social Laughter Yoga Clubs and introduce Laughter Yoga in Business world, senior centres, fitness centers, schools, colleges, universities, prisons and centres for physically and mentally challenged.
To provide a variety of opportunities for LY leaders, teachers, and professionals to network, learn, and share knowledge and skills. This will be achieved by providing a program of activities, coaching, seminars, trainings, conferences, products, and both business and spiritual retreats.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a simple yet profound technique based on the philosophy of "acting happiness”. It is physically-oriented exercise routine not a mental process; therefore anyone can laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. You don’t need to rely on sense of humor, you don’t need to be happy or even have a reason to laugh. Laughter Yoga follows a series of simple, yet structured laughter and Yoga-based deep breathing techniques, simple stretching, laughter exercises which brings more oxygen to our body and makes us more energetic and healthy.
The concept is based on the scientific fact that even if you laugh for the sake of laughing your body cannot tell the difference one gets the same health benefits. Laughter yoga is tremendously efficient way to unwind the negative effects of stress, it strengthens your immune system, releases feel good hormones called endorphins; helps control blood pressure; and it is powerful antidote for depression.
Laughter yoga was developed by by Dr Madan Kataria, a physician from India, with just five people on 13 March 1995 and now it is sweeping the world with more than 6000 laughter clubs in 60 countries. Laughter Clubs non-political, non-religious and non-profit social organizations- everybody is welcome, and it’s FREE!!!!! In addition laughter yoga is all so practiced in companies and corporations, fitness centers, yoga studios, senior centers, schools, colleges, universities, self-help cancer groups and physically and mentally challenged organizations, tens in thousands of people are getting health benefits from this innovative technique.
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