Date(s) - 22/10/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Blue Beetle Room
New Laughter Yoga Club in Finchley Monday Nights. Classes will run on Monday evenings at 7.30pm, initially around once a month with more classes once established.
This is in addition to our current club based in Archway, usually fortnightly on Saturdays.
An hour of rib tickling deep belly laughter including laughter exercises, playfulness, meditation and more!!!
No experience is required, just a willingness to laugh, experience something new and enjoy the session. Suitable for all fitness levels. Chairs will be provided for anyone wishing to sit for any of the exercises. The class will be as energetic as you like. As this is effectively like a workout for mind and body, there are some medical contrindications listed below.
For Further information about Bespoke Laughter Yoga Wellness Packages visit or any questions about this class at all feel free to contact Odette through her website www.laughteryogawellness.co.uk
Some of the Benefits
- Elevates Mood
- Reduces Stress
- Bonding and Connection
- Strengthens the immune system
- Relieves Pain
- Team Builder
- Helps to improve efficiency and performance.
- Energy Boost
- Laughing through Challenges. It provides strength in adversity, a coping mechanism to help people keep a positive mental attitude regardless of circumstances.
In addition to the above benefits you may find it really helps with your confidence, anxiety and if you are shy, you will certainly feel less so by the end of the class. Most people may feel a little anxious, not knowing what to expect and this will melt away gradually during the class as we are all doing it together. If you have not laughed much in a while, this may be just what you need to reconnect you to laughter and joy once more.
Laughter yoga is a practice involving voluntary laughter along with breathing techniques that originate from Yoga. In a laughter yoga session we will laugh for between 10-15 minutes, of deep belly laughter. This is the type of laughter that gives us all the health benefits and the benefits will remain with us for a good 24 hours+ after the session! The body reacts in the same way whether the laughter is siulated and stimulated or natural, releasing the endorphin’s (happy hormones) and laughter is infectious so it very soon becomes natural. It is these endorphin’s that kick in and fight stress, boost our immune system and make us feel good in so many ways. Laughter yoga is experienced in groups, with eye contact, yogic breathing and playfulness between participants. All that is required of the participants is a Willingness to Laugh!
What to bring
Wear something you are comfortable to move in and we will probably lie on the floor for a short ending mediation at some point! so if you like bring a Yoga/Camping Mat and cushion or you could roll your coat up and improvise! Bring some water or purchase from the bar. Laughter is thirsty work!
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Laughter Yoga is not a substitute for medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses, but is a powerful natural complementary form of healing. It is like any other aerobic exercise and may not be suitable for everyone as it involves some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal pressure.
Some people may have pre- existing medical conditions and one should take reasonable precaution before doing laughter exercises or indeed any form of exercise.
It is contraindicated for people suffering from: Any kind of hernia, Heart disease with angina pain, Persistent cough with breathlessness, Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Incontinence of urine, Epilepsy, Advanced (bleeding) piles and haemorrhoids or any bleeding tendencies in any part of the body, Severe backache, Any acute symptoms of cough, cold and fever. People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before doing Laughter Yoga.
If in doubt first consult a medical professional for guidance. Anyone undergoing physician-prescribed therapy that experiences improvements through laughter should seek the advice of their doctor before reducing dosage or stopping treatment.