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Laughter Yoga

December 14, 2013 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for one of the most enjoyable and funniest exercise classes you will ever experience! Laughter yoga is an exercise system that uses rhythmic clapping, yogic breathing and simulated laughter to bring about hearty laughter from deep within the body.


Dr Madan Kataria (a medical doctor from Mumbai, India) developed laughter yoga, which combines laughter-based activities, clapping and breathing into an exercise routine. Laughter yoga is based on the body’s inability to distinguish between real and fake laughter – both provide the same wonderful physical and psychological benefits. Therefore the laughter is simulated at first but it very quickly turns into real, spontaneous laughter.

Laughter yoga works without humour, jokes or comedy. It is practiced in a group setting, and is extremely effective because laughter is contagious. As participants interact, the exercises stimulate laughter from all members of the group. One of the objectives of Laughter yoga is to cultivate childlike playfulness, which helps participants to laugh without reason, and eye contact also helps to convert fake laughter into real laughter. People of any fitness level and age group are able to participate.


December 14, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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St. Stephen’s Church Hall
189 Church St, Newtown
Sydney, NSW 2042