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From Ha-Ha to Aha! LY & Creativity to Enhance your Life

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The ROOM at MEADOWBROOK

4089 Durham Road

Ottsville, PA 18942

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Discover the power of Laughter, a simple and profound way to enhance your life, a doorway into a world of wonder, a plethora of play, a bounty of breathing, and a font of fitness. This is not a yoga on the mat activity, nor do you need a sense of humor. Instead, we’re allowing creativity to take us out of the box and engage us with a sense of childlike wonder. This “playshop” will offer portable life skills to be used on a daily basis. Modalities will include: music, movement, meditation, art, writing, and mindful chocolate eating.

Join Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Edie Weinstein as she leads you through a practice in which creatively designed laughter exercises are combined with yogic breathing that comes from the diaphragm. It is considered light aerobic exercise that most people can do. Although it can be performed solo, when joining together with others, it establishes a sense of connection. Since eye contact is an essential aspect, it builds trust between participants. Childlike playfulness and a willingness to be lighthearted, are part of the process. (It is not getting all stretchy on a mat, none required).


Laughter Yoga was designed by cardiologist Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri Kataria, a yoga teacher. Together with three friends, they got together in a park in Mumbai, India in 1995 and since that time, 106 countries have established over 6,000 Laughter Yoga clubs. www.laughteryoga.org


Getting All Geeky
*Science shows that the mind and body don’t know the difference between genuine laughter and fake laughter.
*You reap the same benefits either way, as long as you engage the diaphragm.
*To put it to optimal use, it is important to extend your laughter times, ideally laughing for 15-20 minutes a day.
*It has also been found beneficial in helping with addiction recovery.
*Start out by inserting some laughter into your already existing routine.

No Timid Tee Hees Here
Full out belly laughs are an important part of the process as you engage your solar plexus and do diaphragmatic breathing. The physiological and psychological shifts are observable. They include increased blood flow and oxygen, a release of pain relieving and pleasure-inducing hormones, decrease in cortisol (a stress hormone), as well as a reduction in depression and anxiety.

Creating Community in A Safe Space
When people come together in a comfortable environment to do what they are not inclined to do in other public places, the benefits are even greater. Laughter Yoga Clubs that are free, are held throughout the world and are also judgment-free zones.

Why Leave Laughter to Chance?
Most people think they need a reason to be happy and an incentive to laugh when it is the other way around. When we laugh, we increase our joy quotient. What one person finds funny, may be distasteful to someone else. If you commit to a daily Laughter practice, watch your quality of life take leaps and bounds changes. www.opti-mystical.com

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