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Breathing with Laughter Yoga and Marva Greenleaf

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Breathing is fundamental to good health. It is responsible for almost all the oxygen and energy supply. Scientific studies have shown a direct connect between breathing and the state of mind. Incorrect breathing can cause several physical and mental complications such as asthma, allergies, hypertension, depression, anxiety, exhaustion, headaches, heart problems, sleep trouble, obesity, stress, lack of vision and clarity plus many lesser known but equally harmful conditions. All diseases are caused or worsened by poor breathing.

 

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Jeffery Briar Leads Laughter Yoga Exercises

Jeffrey Briar was a teacher of traditional yoga and an accomplished comedic actor for 35 years before embracing the world of Yogic/Therapeutic Laughter. He is certified as a Laughter Yoga Teacher by Dr. Kataria and is a Master Trainer for the Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga (Laughter Yoga International University). He is also certified as a Laughter Leader by Steve Wilson (World Laughter Tour) and as a Laughing Meditation Teacher by Sarito Sun. See media clips featuring Mr. Briar.

As Director of the Laughter Yoga Institute, Mr. Briar gives presentations and keynote speeches, oversees program development, delivers community and professional outreach programs, and provides and supervises laughter-leadership training. Have Mr. Briar speak at your event.

Contact The Laughter Yoga Institute at info@LYInstitute.org

LAUGHTER YOGA LEADER CERTIFICATION

http://www.lolheals.com/ Master Laughter Yoga Teacher Jeffrey Briar leads the commencement ceremony of the June 14th, 2014 Class. Very Good Very Good YaY! Joy To The World!

New Leader Certifications were: Erin Haugh,  Michele Ballard, Dave Hume, Rick Ischinger, Marva Greenleaf and Jim Greenleaf

JOIN US JULY 9TH LIVE …

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LoL Heals With Rolling Laughter Hour

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About Laughter Yoga Clubs

Laughter Clubs are a worldwide network of social clubs run by volunteers under the aegis of Laughter Yoga International based in Bangalore, India. People get together in groups in public places or indoor venues and practice Laughter Yoga exercises along with breathing and stretching exercises to reap the enormous health benefits.

No control on Laughter Clubs, no posts, no hierarchy, all Laughter Clubs are individual entities and are free functioning units. They are not under control of any other organization of a group or an institution anywhere in the world. Though there are no rules and regulations, but we do offer guidelines for functioning. All Laughter Clubs should be:

What’s Free

Laughter Yoga Clubs are social clubs that are free for all anywhere in the world. We do not charge any membership fee anywhere. However, members of the club should share expenses towards hiring of venue or any equipment hire.

What’s Fee Based

Outside of the Laughter Clubs, any Training/ Coaching conducted by laughter leaders or teachers for personal and business development are chargeable as per the skills, abilities and reputation of the teachers.

Registration

The registration of Laughter Club on this website is FREE for all over the world.  You need to Login/Register as a “General User” and then you can put your club details and upload one photo. To register the club please click here.

Starting A Laughter Club In India

In India, most Laughter Clubs function on a daily basis and the members meet at public parks where people go for a morning walk. If you want to start a Laughter Club, find a place in your locality where people can assemble early morning while going for a walk. It can be a public park, an open ground, or a beach. The advantage of selecting such a place is that you can combine Laughter Yoga sessions with your morning walk. The chosen place should not be in the immediate vicinity of residential complexes so as to prevent any disturbance to others. In areas where weather conditions are not favorable throughout the year, it is not possible to have laughter sessions round the year. Under such circumstances these sessions can be held during Yoga classes at health clubs or at aerobic centers, where laughter can be a value addition to the ongoing activities.

Laughter Yoga International arranges for a team of experts to give lectures and demonstrations of various techniques of yogic Laughter. They also train leaders to conduct laughter sessions everyday. The expenses for conveyance, boarding and lodging of the team of experts are borne by the organizing group. If you can’t afford the expenses, you can approach social organizations like the Rotary or Lions, or corporate houses and philanthropists to sponsor the event in the public interest.

In Other Countries

The concept of Laughter Clubs is slightly different in the West where club members like to meet for 1-2 hours every weekend or fortnightly. They laugh together for 30 minutes along with breathing and stretching exercises, followed by Laughter Meditation for 30 minutes. After that there are humor activities, fun games, brain storming on psychological and philosophical aspects of laughter and dancing with music. This is known as a social Laughter Club. It operates on a no profit basis and all the expenses of the venue, food and drinks are shared by the members. The frequency of such laughter meetings can be increased or decreased according to the convenience of the group. You need to be trained as a laughter leader to start a Laughter Club. We organize workshops and training programs from time to time in India, Europe, America and Canada. By training yourself as a laughter leader you can do laughter seminars for companies and corporations on stress management through laughter and humor. Also, Laughter Yoga concept can be value added to those who are professional speakers, motivational speakers and trainers.

Training

In order to start a Laughter Club one needs to betrained as Laughter Leader/Teacher. From time to time Laughter Yoga International organize laughter leader training programs at bangalore and other countries. To find Laughter Yoga Trainings worldwide, please click here.

Ordering Learning and Training DVDs

To start a Laughter Club you can also learn from training DVDs and Learning Kits. There are many DVDs and Kits available on our Shop. To know more about Learning and Training DVDs Click Here.

lolheals Born at Laguna Laughter Yoga on the Beach

http://www.lolheals.com The Laughter Yoga Institute on Laguna Surf Resort with Jeffery Briar ans friends — with Jeffrey Briar and Marva Greenleaf in Laguna Beach, CA

Curious About Laughter Yoga?

What is Laughter Yoga & How can it help you?

In today’s world, people want to be healthy, they want to be happy, but instead they are getting stressed out , depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated.

Does this sound like you? Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life? You are in the right place.

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria and it has spread across 72 countries.

You can laugh with special guided techniques: It’s easy. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes or comedy and one can feel the benefits on the very first session!
Real and Contagious Laughter:We initiate laughter as a body exercise in a group and with eye contact and childlike playful ness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
Oxygenates Your Body and Brain: Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxyginates our body and brain, makes us feel more healthy and energetic.

Scientifically Proven Benefits

The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

Clinical research conducted at Bangalore, India and in the United States has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood.

5 Benefits of Laughter Yoga

Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.
Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.
Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system.You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you will heal faster.
Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.
Positive Attitude in Challenging Times : Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.

Life Changing Experience

In addition to social laughter clubs, Laughter Yoga is also practiced in companies and corporations, Fitness centers, Yoga studios, Centers for Seniors, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Physically and mentally challenged and Self help cancer groups – bringing happiness to all the places.

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