Welcome Laughter Friends
This is our film of Bucks Laughing Club - a special session with the students of Bucks New University - compliments of the film and television students at the Uni. What a great job and they received a First - hooray! The names of the students who created the film and their photo is on my What? page.
Well that's what Laughter Yoga is all about and the best thing is you can laugh for no reason for free! When is the last time you had a really good laugh?
Laughter Yoga was started by cardiologist, Dr Madan Kataria, in Mumbai in 1995 with five people and it has now grown to over 16,000 clubs in 72 countries worldwide. We've all heard that laughter is the best medicine - well it's true and now science backs this up.
My name is Susan Brown and I'm a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Associate Member of the Laughter Network. I founded the Bucks Laughing Club on 1st October 2011 in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire and ran it on a montly basis until November 2015 for people to come and laugh together. Though not running the monthly club any longer, I hope you can have a look on my Links page for like-minded groups. To benefit from Laughter Yoga all that's required is a willingness to laugh and a sense of playfulness. It's an opportunity to leave the serious business of the world aside for an hour to experience the joy and freedom of laughing for no reason.
Laughter Yoga provides a chance to de-stress, re-energise and boost your immune system. Stress is the number one cause of illness today.
Most of us only breathe into the top 25% of our lungs leaving 75% of stale air in the bottom making us tired and depleted. Laughter Yoga utilises our abdominal muscles to expel that 75% allowing fresh oxygen in to energise our minds and bodies, release endorphins giving us that feel good factor and even helping us to look younger!
Scientific research shows that laughing helps reduce pain levels and benefits the healing process.
Please see the clip on What is Laughter Yoga and have a look at The Guest Book to see how much fun laughing with people can be and feel free to contact me if you'd like more info. The Bucks Laughing Club is a non-profit organisation.
Meantime, start laughing and start feeling better. Laughter is infectious - it works and it's fun!
Have a look at this clip - it's sure to get you laughing ...