We all laugh in the same language and Laughter Yoga is now practised in 106 countries around the world which Founder Dr Madan Kataria believes will contribute to WORLD PEACE!
Laughter is a proven medicine to promote health and wellbeing. Laughter reduces stress and boosts your immune system, so try a dose and turn STRESS into JOY!
Laugh WA is facilitating a mass Laughter Yoga Session at the Conscious Living Expo on October 20th to co-create and help to achieve an Australian record for The Largest participation in a Laughter yoga session in one venue in Australia!
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a group session of aerobic activity which turns fake laughter into real laughter. It consists of hand-clapping rhythms, breathing exercises from Yoga, and playful laughter exercises. The brain cannot differentiate between fake laughter and genuine laughter, and provides the benefits of laughter anyway. In a group, laughter becomes contagious and the participants gain the benefits, which are well researched.
Benefits of Laughter
- Reduces stress and tension
- Provides aerobic exercise and increases oxygen supply to the brain
- Releases endorphins which help us feel good
- Burns calories and stabilises blood sugar
- Strengthens the immune system
- Lowers blood pressure and produces a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing
- Enhances relationships, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace
- Laughter contributes to our resilience – the ability to bounce back from daily stress
“Laughter is one of the most cost-effective remedies for stress reduction, boosting the immune system and contributing to health and wellbeing.”
Laughter Yoga was developed in Mumbai, India in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, a qualified Medical Doctor and his wife Madhuri, a yoga teacher. Dr. Kataria recognised that people were laughing less, were more stressed and less playful, and that Laughter had significant health benefits.
Dr. and Madhuri Kataria have since travelled to 42 countries to teach Laughter Yoga. There are now over 6,000 Laughter Clubs around the world in 70 counties. Laughter Yoga was introduced to Perth by Dr. Kataria in 2000 and the Perth Laughter Club has run continuously for 17 years! There are now Laughter Clubs around the metro area and in the country.
Laugh WA is facilitating a mass Laughter Yoga Session at the Conscious Living Expo in October to co-create and help to achieve an Australian record for The Largest participation in a Laughter yoga session in one venue in Australia!
This will take place on Saturday 20th October at 11:00am at the Claremont Showgrounds Exhibition Centre at 1 Graylands Rd, Claremont to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Conscious Living EXPO.
Participants can register for a free ticket at Eventbrite which includes free admission to the Expo. Each ticket is coded and participants must check in by 10:30am. The session will be led from the main stage by Janni Goss President of Laugh WA and broadcast throughout the Pavilion as well as live streamed on Facebook. Laugh WA members will facilitate Laughter Yoga in each of six locations including a Kids Corner for up to 20 children to participate in the Laughter session.
What a great opportunity to experience the many benefits of Laughter !
We all laugh in the same language and Laughter Yoga is practised in 106 countries around the world which Founder Dr Madan Kataria believes will contribute to WORLD PEACE!