19 Mar Laughter Yoga Exmouth
Date(s) - 19/03/2018 - 30/04/2018
Laughter Yoga is a physical activity, in which, initially, we engage in fake laughing along with playful activities, breathing and making eye contact with others.
The leader – Maggie Irving – will lead you into laughing through structured easy-to-do activities, which are interspersed with deep breathing exercises and clapping in order to generate a positive energy in the room.
Following the laughing section, we settle into a vital part of the session – the relaxation and meditation section in order to ground us and enjoy the laughter benefits following the stimulation part of the class.
The benefits of laughing are well known and these structured sessions set out to: create feel-good endorphins; provide space to connect with others; help us to reduce inhibitions and shyness, and convert simulated laughter into unconditional laughter.
There are no yoga moves, however, we do ask you to remove your shoes during the session. Please bring a yoga mat if you would like to lie down at the end of the session, otherwise there are chairs available.
Following Laughter Yoga experience, some people complain that although they laughed heartily during the Session, especially during Laughter Meditation, they were left feeling emotionally unstable and ‘empty’ afterward.
Laughter is a powerful dynamic energy that can open your sub-conscious mind and release pent-up feelings and emotions. After intense Laughter Yoga Sessions, some people become sad and start crying, while others experience bouts of anger, irritability and other negative emotions. For that reason, it is important to do Grounding Exercises after a Laughter Yoga Session to normalize our systems, and allow Relaxation Techniques to ground the energy of Laughter.