Laughter Yoga On The Rise

Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:38:11Back

According to a recent report published in ‘The Vancouver Sun’, Laughter Yoga is rapidly on the rise. Its impact is being felt by everyone around the world but more so by seniors on whom it has had a very profound impact. “What's better: sitting and watching the shadows go by, or laughing?" ask Fif Fernandes and Hamish Boyd, who teach Laughter Yoga in Vancouver. What Laughter Yoga does is it allows you to laugh at everything and anything. You can reprogram your brain and body so all of life is much lighter. It also encourages deep breathing as well as feelings of wellbeing and inner peace.

Benefits have been seen in active 50s to less-mobile people into their 90s living in extended care. In fact, for those in their 50s and 60s who are still working, Laughter Yoga is a total de-stressor. Fernandes and Boyd regularly give Laughter Yoga presentations for seniors who report a major change in their physical and mental health.

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