Monday, May 7, 2012

Laughter Yoga: A Great Tool to Help Relieve Your Stress


Laughter Yoga Students in India

Are you taking life too seriously? I know I have been.  That's why for my 42nd Birthday this April, I hired a Marian McNair, a Laughter Yoga Instructor, for my party and boy did we have a good time.

Many books speak about the negative effects of stress on the reproductive system, but knowing this sometimes makes you more stressed.  Besides support groups, meditation and talking with someone about your stress, laughter yoga is the most fun way to cope with stress.  Here is a clip of John Cleese interviewing the founder of Laughter Yoga in India.  Laugh along while you're watching.  

Have you ever taken a laughter yoga class?  How did you feel afterward?
 
(If you live in Chicago or the surrounding burbs, contact me for information on where to go for classes.)

8 comments:

Laura said...

I loved my first laughter yoga class! I knew it would be fun, but I didn't expect other benefits - it was an incredible workout (my abs haven't had that much work in ages!) and it really felt cathartic. I was "laughing off" things from deep within. I still feel more lighthearted a week later. I am eager to take more of these classes - they are truly wonderful.

Jenilyn -Holistic Fertility Coach said...

Laura, I'm so glad that you received so much from your yoga class! Wouldn't it be great to take it daily? That's what they do in India. I think they're on to something. Jenilyn

Marian McNair said...

You were the best people to laugh with and I loved celebrating life and a new year of all the wonderful possibilities with you all!
Marian

Jenilyn -Holistic Fertility Coach said...

And you were a wonderful laughter guide Marian.

Jeff said...

Wow, that video was just what I needed. Really lifted my spirits.

Jenilyn -Holistic Fertility Coach said...

Jeff, I know, i just feel better after watching the video. Jenilyn

Margaret Wellness Influencer said...

Loved the laughter yoga, it is truly stress relieving..I'm actually feeling the effects a week later!

Jenilyn -Holistic Fertility Coach said...

Thanks Margaret Wellness Influencer. It is a great stress reducer. When I need a reminder I just watch the video I posted. Jenilyn