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Laughter is the Best Medicine! Laughter Yoga with NAMI Northwoods

Laughter really is the best medicine! Laughter Yoga is a unique way to promote a healthy positive outlook.

In Laughter Yoga, creative exercises and simulated laughter techniques are used to enhance emotional, mental and physical wellness.

Laughter frees your mind from stress, depression and allows you to be more relaxed.

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

• Reduces stress
• Improves your mood, increase of dopamine & serotonin
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves your immune system
• Increase of oxygen to vital organs

Laughter Yoga was created by Dr. Kataria, an Indian doctor who understood that most chronic illness were stored in the body and as a result, created real physical problems.

By introducing laughter to his patients, many of them were relieved of their symptoms. Stress and emotions are stored in the body, and by releasing them through laughter and movement, tension is decreased and physical pain is alleviated.

The body does not know the difference between fake laughter and real laughter. In order to receive the benefits of Laughter Yoga, one must engage in laughter for a minimum of ten minutes.

Laughter Yoga is a unique social health wellness experience. The session offers safe, gentle, and fun breathing exercises and simulated laughter techniques to enhance ones emotional, mental, and physical wellness.

Not only does it help alleviate stress. but the group offers a way to have a social connection with others who like to laugh. It provides a safe place to express your emotions without the judgement of others or importantly ourselves. Child-like activities help to relieve the stress and can boost your own personal creativity.

When you laugh with others and laugh at yourself, the world seems less complicated and it helps you to ignore situations that you have no control over.

Happiness and joy are your birthright!

For more information go to www.LaughterYoga.org

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Bernie Corsten is a trained, certified Laughter Yoga coach and will introduce you to the concepts and engage with you in laughter activities.

NAMI Northwoods is offering virtual Laughter Yoga sessions via Zoom on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Email Naminorthwoods @ gmail.com or use our online Contact form to request an invitation to our next Zoom laughter group session!

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