Sometimes we need a good laugh, a really good laugh that makes your eyes water and your sides ache. Did you know there are exercise classes that dedicated solely to laughter? It’s called Laughter Yoga. What better way to uplift our community than laughter? Unlike traditional Yoga, Laughter Yoga is about movement rather than technique or posture. It’s focuses on the movement fueled by the breath of laughter.
We Are Laughter, an organization here in San Francisco dedicated to Laughter describes the heath benefits of Laughter Yoga:
“Laughter Yoga allows you to reduce stress, lighten your mental burdens, make friendly, fun connections with others, and have more joy. Laughing creates perspective for yourself, even peace of mind. It becomes easier to embrace the whole rich tapestry of your life, even the difficult and painful elements, as you allow laughter to exist along with it.”
Located here in the The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, members and volunteers of W.O.M.A.N., Inc. can take advantage of Laughter Yoga classes together.
The best part is that’s its FREE and for all ages!! Free classes are held 2 Wednesdays per month. Check out this link for a list of class dates:
~ By Janella Parucha, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Social Media Volunteer