June 2, 2009

Laughter Yoga! No Joke!

Lol,LolThere are actually Laughter Yoga classes! I thought it was a joke!

laughI read that across the globe more and more people are laughing and not just because something is funny. There are actually certified laughter yoga instructors. Do you believe this? Even though yoga is in the name, it doesn’t involve challenging poses or meditation. Laughter Yoga International defines laughter yoga as “a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing and allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedy”.

I read an article that Mayo Clinic suggests you find items that make you chuckle and then put them in places where you will see them. Well, I’ve always heard of “Laughter is the best form of Medicine”. But Laughter Yoga?????

I do agree that laughter’s health benefits are no joke. Mayo Clinic’s article stated: In the short term, laughter can stimulate your organs, relieve stress and soothe tension and stomach aches. In the long term, laughter may improve your immune system, relieve pain and increase personal satisfaction.

There is a site
http://www.laughteryoga.org/ and I was shocked that there are DVDs for sale costing over $100. to teach you how to fake laugh! Today there are more than 6,000 laughter yoga clubs in over 60 countries! I was shocked. Has anyone ever heard of these clubs????

It is a must see.

LOLWell, I can refer you to a site that won’t cost you a dime and I promise it will have you in stitches laughing; it is called Jimmy’s Journal http://jimsulliv3.blogspot.com/.

Hey Sully, you are doing great things for my health. Thanks!

Hugs, Rose


  1. yep jimmy my liver thanks you, lol!

  2. It's sorta sad that people have to learn how to fake laugh. We've all gotten to busy to enjoy life I guess. What a laugh ! I thinks laughter is the best medicine and try to do it often. I don't take classes either. I'll check out Jimmy's journal. 'On Ya'-ma

  3. My twin sister and I get each other going to the point of laughing until it hurts our stomachs and crying....I guess there's got to be truth to it being good exercise for the abdomen!

  4. I've never heard of this, and it made me roll my eyes. If you need to class to teach you how to laugh, you've got bigger problems than you realize! I'm sure the producers of those DVDs are laughing...all the way to the bank! Hugs, Beth

  5. I am sure all those DVD makers a laughing at all the silly people spending $100. I would rather laugh for free at Jimmy's area 51 also :)

  6. I'm with Beth and Tabby. I don't need a DVD to make me laugh, nor any other journal. Isn't life funny enough?


  7. I haven't heard of this either. I think laughing sincerely has to have more heartfelt therapy and health benefits, than trying to force or learn to fake laugh. (Hugs)Indigo

  8. Making others laugh is one of my prime directives, and I certainly have no problem in that department. Glad you are finding some laughs :o)

  9. If we have to pay to laugh that feels very sad to me...but I would agree that laughter is the best tonic of all, xv.

  10. I love things that make me laugh. It was nice to hear that something so simple as laughter is good for you. I love that this bit of medicine is not going to cost me a thing.....
    I will have to check out Jimmy's journal..... Ohhhh I just had another dose of medicine, I am laughing at someome paying 100 dollars to laugh..... and I did it for free............

  11. Thanks for the mention baby! As to yoga, I used to be able to get in those postions in the past. As a matter of fact, I can still get into them, it's the getting out process that stymies me.

    This usually leads to passing gas as I struggle to get out of the position. As you might guess, the aforementioned gas passing usually causes a yoga stampede.


  12. your blog is so pretty. I love looking at all your art.
    I love to laugh, but have been worrying too much lately.
    Thanks for the reminder, to ease up and laugh more.
    Hope you are enjoying the Holiday.