Laughter Yoga w/ Larry O’Brien (follow-along)
May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely
Yoga doesn’t have to be so serious. Lighten up and have fun with Larry O’Brien from the Providence Laughter Club in this a one-hour session of laughter yoga.
Access a recording of the class here
Most benefits of Laughter Yoga can be explained under a few categories that are easy to remember:
1. Health Benefits
The health benefits of laughter come in 2 categories: 1. For people who are not sick and want to stay healthy. 2. For those who have some illness, LY helps to heal faster. People come regularly to the laughter clubs because it helps them to stay fit. It strengthens the immune system, increases blood circulation, and relaxes the muscles. It is also a powerful antidote for depression, reduces blood pressure, reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, arthritis, and helps in chronic illnesses like cancer. Stress today is the number one killer and more than 70-80 percent of illnesses are due to stress. Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental, and emotional stress simultaneously and brings an emotional balance. People can feel the benefits from the very first session.
2. Personal Life
Your mood states determine the quality of your life. Laughter Yoga has the power to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain called endorphins. If your mood is good, you feel good within and will remain cheerful throughout the day. Laughter Yoga also helps to develop a sense of humor and you will laugh more in real life. You will always have a smiling face, a positive outlook towards life and very few negative thoughts.
3. Social Life
The quality of life and life satisfaction does not depend on how much money, power, position, and success you have in life, rather it depends on the number of good friends with whom we have a caring and sharing relationship. Laughter is a powerful tool to connect with people easily.
After the basic survival needs what we all need is appreciation and acknowledgment for our emotional development. Laughter clubs provide a rich social network of people who care about one another. This provides a sense of emotional security which resists stress and helps to fight depression which is number one sickness today.
4. Laughing in the Face of Challenges
In times of difficulty, it is not easy to remain calm. By imbibing the essence of Laughter Yoga and its characteristics, one can learn to handle any situation effectively without losing their composure. It will keep a positive mental attitude so that you can cope with negative situations and deal with difficult persons in a much better way than a normal person can.