Health and Wellness is a laughing matter…

Laughter creates connections between humans. Learn about the tremendous health benefits from regular, sustained belly laughter and have a few laughs along the way.
Laughter is the best medicine for good reason. It’s in us all waiting to burst out. Life is stressful. Our brain requires 25% more oxygen than the rest of our body. When we’re stressed, we’re not breathing deeply. The body is deprived of air and therefore so is the brain. We cannot think clearly when stressed. Laughter helps us release tension and improve relationships. Laughter breaks down barriers.

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine and complete well-being workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India, Dr. Madan Kataria (1995). Laughter yoga is not about fancy pants or poses. It is laughter for no reason to encourage a sense of child-like play and feelings of joy. The yoga part is the deep breathing and gentle stretches. 10-15 minutes of sustained belly laughter can be equivalent to 30 minutes of rowing!

Cathy Nesbitt, Laughter Yoga Teacher, will lead us in some super fun laughter activities. She is an award-winning local environmental innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate individuals to live a more sustainable life.