My life changed in 2002 when I discovered Laughter Yoga. I had already been practicing Hatha yoga for 20 years but decided to dedicate my life to teaching yoga and spreading laughter and happiness, so I gave up my own residential letting agency of 17 years. After becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader in 2002 I became a LY Teacher trainer in 2009. In recognition of the work I was doing Dr Madan Kataria the Founder of LY, awarded me Laughter Ambassador status in 2006 as I spread the word of just how marvelous laughter yoga is for health and happiness.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a fantastic way of keeping fit and healthy whilst having fun. It all started in a park in Mumbai in 1995 with just 5 participants, and now there are over 10,000 laughter clubs in 73 different countries – just showing the need to laugh around the world Laughter Yoga is based on the principal that your body doesnt know the difference between fake and genuine laughter. As long as you are willing to laugh you will get the same psychological and physiological benefits of laughter. It is a combination of deep yogic breathing and playful laughter exercises. It is usually practiced in groups where you can make eye contact and connect with your sense of child like fun.Laughter Yoga is celebrating 20 years in 2015 and tens of thousands of individuals have benefited from this practice. Laughter Yoga is now widely accepted by the medical and scientific world and large organisations are using Laughter Yoga to enhance the well being of their staff. The first Sunday in May is WORLD LAUGHTER DAY when laughter yoga around the world is celebrated for Peace Health and Happiness.