Laugh for Your Health with Laughter Yoga [VIDEO]

Linda and Bill Hamaker hosted a free session of Laughter Yoga on Wednesday.

As the planned event for  was forced inside due to rain this past Wednesday, Linda and Bill Hamaker considered it a laughing matter.

"Years ago, I would have been so upset if an event I had planned to hold outside didn't work out, but now, all we can do is laugh," said Linda Hamaker, who along with her husband Bill, discovered Laughter Yoga in 2008.

The pair led a group of participants in several laughing exercises and free-flowing meditation at the in a free event planned to coincide with the summer solstice. 

Laughter Yoga offers participants the power to laugh without comedy or stimuli and the benefits can be powerful. 

"Laughter releases serotonin and endorphins and makes you feel good," said Bill Hamaker in describing the effects willful laughter can have on your body. It has proven to boost moods, help depression, and reduce stress.

It must be catching on. According to Bill, "Laughter Yoga is practiced in over 65 countries in thousands of groups like this one," he said of . 

group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at and you can laugh yourself silly (and happier) for $10. For more info, visit www.letslaughtoday.com.

Linda Hamaker June 26, 2011 at 04:17 PM
The next Westwood Laughter Circle is Wed., July 20th and then every third Wednesday evening after that. Please join us for this very uplifting experience! www.letslaughtoday.com
averil25 June 27, 2011 at 01:25 AM
When you’re disappointed or frustrated for something it causes you to become weak. You might feel sadness and depression that you didn’t do anything to make it possible. People who used to feel that way may develop low energy level. There are people who perform yoga to reduce their stress and depression. By doing the exercise, it is helpful to boosts their mood and reduce negative energy. Another way that is helpful is doing a Yuen method. When I had a session with Paul (YM practitioner) I felt a lot better after a short session that all the heavy weights in my body have been removed. It also helps me to have a better effect especially in managing the stressful events in my daily routines. I felt my body reacting to his corrections and am amazed how mysterious it made. I felt so happy and light hearted after the said session. Now, I can manage my life by having the benefit of the Yuen method. Here are some video resources with learning tips that demonstrate the benefits of energy medicine, http://www.chineseenergetics.com/Energy-Medicine/


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