Cheltenham Racecourse

Laughter Yoga

Mountainside, 2023

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Anyone can laugh without relying on humour, jokes or comedy.

Laughter is initially stimulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. In most cases this soon leads to real and contagious laughter.

Science has proved that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter. Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. It bypasses the intellectual system that normally acts as a brake on natural laughter. The effect is a noticeable positive change. Energy running more freely round your body. ‘Fight or flight’ switched off and ‘happy hormones’ released.

The effect of Laughter Yoga is remarkable. Come and have a laugh!