Laughter Yoga for Hens
Hen parties are all about a bit of fun for the bride, bridal party and all the gang. What a better activity to include than one that's entirely focused on the art of laughing! With all it's huge benefits - laughing Yoga is a great way to start off a Hen Party.
WHAT IS LAUGHTER YOGA?
Laughter Yoga involves a series of laughter exercises and cultivated child-like playfulness to produce laughter for prolonged periods of time.
WHY LAUGHTER YOGA?
Most of us agree that there’s nothing like a good laugh to lift our spirits. However, there isn’t always much to laugh about, so if we wait until we have good reason to laugh, we may be waiting for some time! That is why laughing for no reason is the core philosophy of Laughter Yoga classes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
A good, hearty laugh is a powerful cardio workout – just 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on the rowing machine! Other benefits include increased blood circulation, reduced blood pressure, and an antidote to stress which is widely recognised as accounting for up to 80% of all illnesses.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemical. No matter how challenging our life situation, it is always easier to cope when our inner state is buoyant.
We rarely laugh when we are alone; however happy we may feel laughter virtually disappears when we are by ourselves. Laughter creates a positive bond, breaks down barriers and increases our sense of belonging and social cohesion.