LAUGHTER YOGA ~ Laughter is the best medicine
Monthly group ~ next meeting 29 June @ 10am
During a laughter session we learn to laugh for no reason at all! Laughter yoga is a combination of fun laughter exercises, deep breathing, laughter meditation, followed by relaxation. A laughter session takes about 60 minutes and is followed by Tea.
Some of the benefits of Laughter
- reduce depression
- liberate us from fear and anxiety
- when you laugh you are in the moment
- improve respiration, oxygenation and circulation
- stimulates digestion and metabolism
- promotes sleep
- slow the brain rhythms to alpha level, same effect as hypnotherapy, just more FUN.
- improves self confidence and self esteem
- helps deal with pain
- reconnects people no matter of economic, social or political background.
- provides a positive, supportive space for people to feel good about themselves
- the best aerobic exercise, an inner work out!
Laughter yoga was developed by Dr Kataria, a medical doctor in 1995 and is now practiced world-wide in more than 70 countries by thousands of people.
There is no charge for members of the Centre, and a suggested donation of R20 for non-members. All monies go to the Centre.
The best way to learn about Laughter Yoga is to participate in a session.
All are welcome to join, please send me an email if you would like further information.
Love and Laughter ~ Kate Squire-HoweJoin a session
Tuesdays 9 – 10.15 a.m
Pam Bishop is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and has now taught yoga for 30 years. The BWY is the umbrella organisation for all the different bodies of yoga in the UK. The method is Hatha Yoga (postures) leading to Raja Yoga (meditation). Her experience has been in the UK and Africa, teaching in Kenya and South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town) working with pregnant ladies, ME and arthritic sufferers and generally stiff bodies. Her expertise is taking on beginners up to advanced intermediate.
Lessons work with joining mind, body and universal consciousness – the word yoga from the sanskrit meaning joking or joining together. The focus is on being very mindful and aware of the coordination of postures and breath. Each person’s ability is different and this is born in mind. A typical lesson runs with warm-ups, stretches, postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama), meditation and relaxation. Students find they become more aware of their bodies and mind and generally find they have a great improvement in their health with more ability to deal with the stresses of our modern day life.
For further info please email Pam ~ Click for more info