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Join these free Laughter Yoga classes for good health
It is said that laughter is good for the soul! There are even places around the world that have "laughter classes" including several here in Perth.

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 believed that people were laughing less and less as time went by and were more stressed, and also that laughter did indeed have some significant health benefits. 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

Laughter Yoga is a group session of aerobic activity which "turns fake laughter into real laughter". Laughter Yoga can have the power to change your mood within minutes by releasing "happy hormones" called endorphins. You will feel the benefits from the very first session you partake in.

The playfulness of Laughter Yoga also can help reset your outlook on life. Through Laughter Yoga, you can learn to cope better with negative situations, difficult people or upsetting circumstances.

You can see a video on laughter at this International site:

In these classes, you do hand-clapping rhythms, simple breathing exercises from yoga, and "playful laughter exercises" and the classes are low key and easy, and of course, lots of fun!

Apparently, our brains 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".

It is believed that the benefits of Laughter include:

Reduces stress and tension
Provides aerobic exercise and increases oxygen supply to the brain
Releases endorphin's 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 well-being
Enhances relationships, well-being and productivity in the workplace
Improves mental and emotional health
Improves creative thinking and problem-solving abilities
Massages internal organs and flushes the lymphatic system

So now that summer is back again this will be the fifth year of FREE Laughter Yoga which is brought to you by Creative Expressionismsismmms.

Creative Expressionismsismmms is a community-based organisation that creates unique opportunities for people to "connect, learn and grow". They are able to do this through several workshop events, programmes and projects that are "designed to meet the needs of different corporate, community and social groups".

The Laughter Yoga classes are held every Thursday evening during summer and are held in a park. Here you can meet like-minded people, try new things and possibly improve your health and fitness.

They will also "share a little about life, a little about love and lots of laughter".

Everyone is invited to join in this fun activity and bring your friends and family along.

Stirling Civic Gardens
2 Cedric Street

Every Thursday during the summer months, and starting on 7th December 2017

6 pm to 7 pm

Free (Donations welcome. Any money raised helps to help disadvantaged and at risk groups in the community)

You can check out their website here.

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Why? For Laughter Yoga for good health and well being
When: Thursday evenings starting 7th december, 2017
Where: Stirling Civic Gardens
Cost: FREE
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