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Laughing Yoga

I taught Yoga for a number of years. I’m a big believer in the health benefits (both mental and physical) that it brings.  The word yoga means “union.”  Like all physical exercise, yoga is a process with the potential to unite our physical and spiritual well-being.  The first is something that can happen right away while the second develops over time.  

Several years ago I learned about laughing yoga.  The concept is rather simple–but the results are profound.  Instead of stretching postures laughing yoga uses laughing exercises.  At the end of only a few exercises I notice that my body is feeling remarkably different.  It is probably the fastest way to release endorphins that I know.  Done correctly, it is a tool that creates a peaceful feeling and sense of well-being.