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About Laughter Yoga

A daily laughter practice improves the quality of life. Do it for yourself and feel what a difference it makes!

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine where anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Liberate your laughter and unlock the secret to becoming more joyful, resilient and at peace, through laughter. At the Funny Farm Laughter Club we initiate laughter as an exercise in a group and with eye contact and childlike playfulness what may feel strange to you, at first, soon turns into real, contagious laughter.

We combine laughter exercises with yoga breathing. 

We focus on mindful breathing, deep breathing, that moves the diaphragm and stimulates the lymph flow through our body. Deep breathing brings more oxygen to the body and the brain and we feel more energetic and healthy. Laughter releases those positive endorphins in the brain and improves our outlook on life. The yoga part of Laughter Yoga is the breathing. There are no yoga postures but we do practice yogic breathing (pranayama).

Real vs. fake laughter

The body doesn’t differentiate between pretend and real laughter. You get the same physiological and psychological health benefits even if you only pretend to laugh.  So don’t worry, “Fake it until you make it”. The real laughter will follow if you are open to pretending and just have fun. However, it takes the body 10-15-20 minutes of laughter to receive the maximum benefit from your practice.  Laughter Yoga teaches you easy techniques to purposely incorporate laughter into your life. It’s easy to laugh when times are good. Laughter yoga practice teaches us how to laugh through life’s many challenges.

Train your body and mind to laugh and be joyful

Our body and mind can be trained to laugh at will. By repeating any bodily behavior over a period of time, the mind begins to generate a predictable response.  Thus, by doing laughter exercises on a regular basis, people become conditioned to be joyful. With Laughter Yoga, the brain develops new neuronal connections that produce happy chemistry in the body.  These reactions can be triggered simply by laughter exercises and doing certain actions of the body, which lead the mind to experience the emotion of joy.

Designed by a medical doctor

Laughter Yoga was created by a medical doctor, Dr. Madan Kataria from India, with just five people in a Mumbai park in 1995. Today, there are more than 16,000 Laughter Yoga clubs in more than 108 countries throughout the world. This wellness movement has spread without the use of any paid advertising.  Skeptics are the ones who haven’t tried it yet or aren’t ready to experience it. If you open yourself up to trying something new and unusual, with the goal of being more happier, giving yourself permission to be more playful, you will soon unleash the power of your laughter. It really is a health phenomenon with only good side effects.

Laugh More – Feel Better

Laughter Yoga is laughing on purpose, for happiness and health. It is an exercise that you enjoy doing.

        Anyone who wants to can do Laughter Yoga. It is a mild cardio workout that people do sitting or standing and moving about. It is totally up to you how active you are.
Laughter Yoga requires no previous experience or special equipment. All you do need is the willingness to liberate your laughter and a sincere desire for a happier life.
These are some of the benefits of laughing on purpose:

IT RELEASES HAPPY HORMONES. You’ll like the feel-good chemicals that your body releases when you laugh. Having the right amount of endorphins in your system leads to a decrease in stress and your outlook improves. When this happens, your entire well-being is enhanced, making you more resistant to pain.
IT PROTECT THE HEART. A recent study shows that an anti-inflammatory effect is one of the consequences of laughter. This means that laughing often results in improving the blood vessels function that regulates blood flow. Because of this, you decrease the risks for cardiovascular diseases. Laughter truly is good medicine.
IT ALLOWS YOU TO BURN MORE CALORIES. It may come as a shock at first, but laughing burns calories. And laughter has another benefit for weight control. Life’s problems become something to laugh about, not a reason to overeat. Things stop eating you and you stop using food to deal in times of troubles.
IT IMPROVES YOUR MOOD. Keep in mind that being angry has an adverse effect on your body. When you are always mad at something or someone, it increases the risk of developing diseases. Fortunately, all it takes is a good laugh to take you out of a bad mood. Laughing brings extra oxygen into the lungs and brain, then you are better able to handle problems more creatively.
IT FOSTERS HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Having a sense of humor is an essential component of a happy relationship. Laugher can make two people more connected to each other. People who laugh together often become friends. They stay longer in a relationship compared to those who are too serious about what they do every day. And remember, laughter is contagious. Your friends and family will catch your good spirit.
IT RELAXES THE BODY. Not everyone knows this, but after laughing, your body feels more relaxed than before. Since laughter relieves stress, tension, and other unpleasant emotions, the result is that you would feel lighter and calmer. You become more attractive because you have exercised your body with a smile on your face.

LAUGH AND BE JOYFUL


PRACTICE HAPPINESS
Release your inner child. Come out and play. Give yourself permission leave stress behind, for one-hour. Become more joyful. Laugh just because you can. Laughter Yoga shows you how.
TAKE YOURSELF LIGHTLY
It’s easy to laugh when times are good. Learn to laugh as exercise and you will laugh at life’s challenges, too. Become more resilient to troubles. Laughter produces endorphins, so you can handle troubles in a creative, loving, compassionate way, instead of with fear and loathing. Laughter is a good exercise for the heart and lungs and the pelvic floor. The lymph system keeps all the organs in the body healthy. Laughing moves the diaphragm and that stimulates the lymph system. There are no bad side effects to mirthful laughter. There is no medicine in laughter but laughter is good medicine.
LAUGHTER YOGA IS EXERCISE
Burn calories with a smile to your face, without strain or pain. No special equipment is needed. Everyone knows how to laugh so no experience is necessary. Do Laughter Yoga and friendships form.
LAUGHTER IS FREE AND AVAILABLE 24/7
Laughter is too important to leave it to chance. There may be nothing to laugh at, yet you need to laugh. Learn to laugh for no reason and change your life for the better. Laughter is contagious so friends and family will catch your joy. See the difference Laughter Yoga can make in your life.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain

FUNNY FARM LAUGHTER CLUB MEETS ON SATURDAYS

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training, Frankfurt Germany, Jun. 21, 2017

LAUGH YOURSELF HAPPY
Do you want to bring more happiness into your life? Try Laughter Yoga at the Funny Farm Laughter Club in Phillipsburg NJ, every Saturday at 10 AM starting July 15, 2017. It is free for all to join. Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Cynthia Curtis, just back from teacher training in Frankfurt Germany, leads the one-hour session.

HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WORLD PEACE THROUGH LAUGHTER
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine where anyone can laugh for no reason without jokes or comedy. The practice involves prolonged voluntary laughter along with the deep breathing technique that originates in Pranayama Yoga. Anyone can laugh for exercise. Do it standing or sitting. Equipment or previous experience is unnecessary. Laughter Yoga is a gentle, cardiovascular workout that burns calories as it improves lung and heart function. Laughter strengthens the immune system, lowers stress levels, relaxes muscles, relieves pain, eases anxiety and enhances resilience. When people laugh together friendships form. And, Laughter Yoga sends more oxygen to the body and brain. Consequently, there is an increase in positive energy that makes it easy to cope with the stress of daily life. Laughter Yoga practice fosters a positive and hopeful attitude. It is less likely for a person to succumb to stress and feelings of depression and helplessness if they are able to laugh at troubles. It’s easy to laugh when times are good. At the Funny Farm, we learn to laugh through life’s challenges, therefore, providings strength in adversity, a coping mechanism, to help us keep a positive attitude regardless of circumstances. Many laughter yoga club members proudly report that, as a result, their lives are transformed for the better.

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
There is a lot of medicine in laughter and it doesn’t matter if laughter is real or pretend. You get the same proven benefits. Clinical research on Laughter Yoga methods, conducted in Austria, India, and in the United States show that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc.) in the blood and increases levels of feel-good chemicals (endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, etc.)

BE A GUEST OF THE FARM
The Funny Farm Laughter Club meets at the old stone house at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, 999 US H’way 22 in Phillipsburg NJ at 10 AM. Refeshments are served. Please be on time. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/funnyfarmlaughterclub;
or contact Cynthia Curtis at 908-763-1945/908-387-1225.

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Come practice Laughter Yoga. Laughing unconditionally, without jokes or humor, is a healthy exercise for mind and body. Join on Fri., May 13 at 7 PM and Sat., May 14 at 10 AM at Perfect Christmas Tree Farm, 999 US H’way 22, in Phillipsburg NJ.
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