Laughter Yoga classes for seniors are held at COTA NT in Spillett House once a month and are part of our Fit for Life program, which encourages seniors to stay healthy and focus on their well-being.
“Against the force of laughter nothing can stand” – Mark Twain
Laughter yoga is one of the many non-intrusive health options available to every living being. To simply smile changes how you feel in the moment. Yoga arises from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ meaning to get hold of, integrate and harmonize. Harmonizing body, mind, spirit and society. And laughter is self-explanatory. Laughter is not someone imposing their sense of humour on society which is always subjective. It is laughing for no reason other than tricking our bodies into a sense of well-being and health.
Physical benefits are wide reaching, from feel good hormones, inhaling and exhaling deeply oxygenating our organs and assisting to eliminate waste easier. Our lymphatic system is massaged, strengthens the immune system, lifts depressions and is an anti-aging formula.
Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the ‘feel good factor’
Acts as an aerobic exercise and is like ‘internal jogging’
Unleashes inhibitions, breaks down barriers
Great team building tool encourages better communications
Helps boost our immune system which helps us resist disease
Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation
Encourages positive thinking and creativity
Relaxes the whole body by reducing stress and tension.