An Exercise Regimen Like No Other
Twenty minutes of laughter is equivalent to
10 minutes on an exercise machine, but this gentle aerobic workout is a
lot more fun that treadmills and exercise bikes.
The side effects of laughter caching are so
great that more and more people are joining in.
It is different from other forms of exercise
in some very important ways:
1. Anyone can do it and benefit. Young,
aged, fit or infirm.
2. It’s fun & easy. No postures or skills to
learn, no special clothes or equipment.
3. It’s instant! You experience many of the
benefits after your very first session.
4. Laughter coaching has profound effects on our
mental and physical state of being.
Immediately after a laughter workshop one
is left pumped up and able to cope with anything --- you are at peak
energy levels and peak performance.
This can be utilized as a preparation
routine for stressful events including presentations, sales visits,
speeches, interviews, examinations, stage performances, sports
competition and more.
Harry Hamlin, star of LA Law used laughter
coaching before his appearance on Dancing with the Stars to improve his
dancing performance that was viewed by more than 25 million people.
Why Do We Need
to Laugh More?
Humans were designed
Laughter is nature's stressbuster. It lifts our spirits with a happy
high that makes us feel good and improves our behavior towards others.
Just a few
generations ago happy healthy humans spent 20 minutes a day or more in
laughter. Now adult daily laugh-time is down to 5 minutes or less in
many countries. This is one of the worst aspects of 'modern life'.
We all know that laughter makes us feel
good. A regular 20 minute laughter session can have a profound
impact on our health and wellbeing. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill
your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages and
exercises your lungs. This is really important for people who don't get
regular aerobic exercise.
When we laugh
our bodies release a cocktail of hormones & chemicals that have
startling positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood
pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted &
more. Western science is just starting to discover the great effects of
Anyone can laugh
exercises almost always lead to real laughter, especially when practiced
in a group.
is practiced around the world at laughter clubs, laughter studios, in
the workplace and in many specialized applications including schools,
government departments, military & police, hospitals & hospice and more.
There are more than 5000 laughter yoga clubs and studios in more than 50
countries with new venues opening daily.
provides Laughter Sessions in clubs,
old age homes, hospitals, schools and other venues. We also provide
corporate seminars on the benefits of laughter in the workplace to
develop management and team performance.
We arrange training and certification of
laughter leaders, guides, therapists and coaches in South Africa. We can arrange
laughter retreats, workshops and keynote speeches.
How does laughter work? Our bodies
are hardwired with some surprisingly powerful natural reactions to
extended hearty laughter.
What does hearty laughter do to our body,
mind & emotions?
a powerful cardiac workout
oxygen intake, all major organs are fully oxygenated leaving us
bursting with energy
pressure normalizes, circulation improves and resting pulse rate
stress levels by 50% or more quickly --- they often remain reduced
more stress resistant and able to cope with stressful situations
large quantities of endorphins that create a positive mental state
and reduce aches & pains
motivation, self confidence, communication skills, innovation and
between groups who laugh together disappear and they bond into
cooperative teams with strong feelings of caring and wanting to help
Depression is lifted – even chronic depression may be reversed over
a period of weeks
Aggression subsides and new tools to manage anger are learned
digestive & sexual systems are activated and boosted. There is a
fast and substantial boost in levels of immune cells that attack
cancer, infection and virus.
lymphatic system is massaged further boosting the immune system
coaching practitioners report that they get sick far less often
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The human body has two important
functions that control our health and must counterbalance each other.
These are STRESS and LAUGHTER.
Both processes work by releasing
chemicals and hormones into our bloodstream.
Today, we are exposed to ongoing
stressful events so our bodies are continuously producing stress
chemicals and hormones that never have time to dissipate.
These chemicals and hormones are called
the ‘STRESS COCKTAIL’.
When the stress cocktail is released our
immune, digestive and sexual functions shut down and we get chronic
fatigue and depression.
Blood vessels constrict, pulse rate
increases, blood pressure and blood sugar shoot up, muscles tense,
tongue and eyes dry up, breathing becomes shallow, so the toxins and
stale air remain in our lungs.
The resulting lack of oxygen promotes the
spread of illness, infection and even cancer. All our bodily functions
require oxygen to function properly.
Laughter has an
equally powerful but opposite effect on the body.
With sustained hearty laughter our brain
releases a ‘HAPPY COCKTAIL’ of hormones and chemicals.
These effect our body in strong and
dramatic ways and work to improve our health and ability to cope with
stress, depression and other illness.
Laughter coaching leaves you energized and
ready to work at peak performance levels. Many people feel a difference
after just one laughter session. With regular sessions they report
mental and physical changes for the better.
No other fitness regime can offer these benefits.