About Laughter Yoga in Business
You are going to laugh like you have never laughed before. Laughter Yoga is a global phenomenon developed by Indian physician Dr Madan Kataria in 1995, which is now being practiced in over 100 countries. It combines breathing and laughter exercises which oxygenate the body and brain and make one feel more healthy and energetic.
The concept is based on the scientific fact that the body does not know the difference between real and simulated laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.
Why Laughter Yoga in Business?
In this high tension, pressure and competitive business world, people are facing enormous amounts of stress and it is costing them millions of lost revenue. Laughter Yoga is a cost effective, scientifically proven method of relieving stress. It’s so simple anyone can do it.
Laughter Yoga is a great exercise for team building, peak performance, enhance creativity and employee wellbeing.
BBC and Google Offices are using it, Oprah Winfrey has tried and said it works, British actor John Cleese endorses it. This innovative concept has been widely accepted all over the world and has been written about in prestigious publications like TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph and many others.
5 Compelling Reasons To Bring Laughter Yoga To Your Business
Quickest way to Reduce Stress: Though there are many ways to reduce stress, Laughter Yoga is the quickest and you can feel the benefits from the very first session.
Healthy Exercise for Busy People: Business people are busy people and don’t have time to exercise. There’s an easy way out: hearty laughter for 10 minutes gives you the same health benefits as running for 30 minutes (Stanford Research).
Peak Performance: Your brain needs 25% more oxygen for optimal performance. Laughter and breathing exercises increase the supply of oxygen to the brain. Laughter can change your mood within minutes by releasing endorphins from your brain cells and if your mood is good you can do everything well.
Team Building: People who laugh together work together.’ Laughter Yoga is a powerful tool that connects people with each other. It helps to develop a positive mental attitude, enhances communication skills for team building.
Innovation And Creativity: In this highly competitive market, companies with new ideas and concepts will stay ahead. Laughter Yoga is a great tool for innovation and creativity as it stimulates the right brain which is the seat of creativity.
Laughter Yoga and Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, understand and manage your emotions and the emotions of others. This helps to build strong relationships in order to achieve your goals.
Here’s the good news: scientific studies conducted at (insert uni details,2007) show that Laughter Yoga increases emotional intelligence. It studied the effects of Laughter Yoga on personal efficacy in the workplace. Thirty-three employees practised 15 minutes of Laughter Exercises for 15 consecutive workdays. It showed that participation in regular workplace laughter significantly improved all the parameters of Emotional Intelligence and Personal efficacy.
Types of LY Programs
LY Experiential Workshop (duration 60-90mins)
Outlines and Take Home Value of the workshop
- Understand the concept and philosophy behind laughing for no reason without humour, jokes, comedies or outside circumstances.
- An Experiential laughter session for more than 30 minutes.
- You will learn how to do LY exercises all by yourself at home and share it with your family, friends and colleagues. This will help you to de-stress instantly.
Invite Dr Kataria As Speaker
Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs movement started in 1995.Spreading rapidly in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, US networks and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Kataria is a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for companies, corporations and organizations all over the world. He is also a corporate consultant for holistic health, stress management, teambuilding, leadership, peak performance and communication skills.