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171 Ponquogue Ave
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Hampton Bays, NY 11946
  • Laughter Yoga is a radically different approach to stress management
  • This experience is more than just fun, it can be transformational

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Beth leads Soul Sparkle the free weekly Laughter Yoga club on the Upper West Side, NYC. She also leads more extensive Laughter Yoga Workshops and provides One On One Laughter Yoga coaching.

Laughter Yoga, also known as: hasya yoga (hasya means laughter in Sanskrit), intentional laughter, or sustained laughter. Laughter Yoga combines deep, controlled breathing with various types of laughter-inducing exercises.

Why Laughter Yoga? Almost twenty years ago, Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian medical doctor and student of Yoga was writing a paper for a medical journal titled "Laughter is the best medicine". Convinced of the medical benefits of laughter and Yogic breathing exercises, Dr. Kataria was searching for a way to bring these benefits to modern man. In a flash of inspiration, Laughter Yoga was born. Since then, countless people all over the world today enjoy the benefits of a daily dose of laughter in laughing sessions with local groups or at their workplace.

Laughter Yoga is a radically different approach to stress management that combines simple laughter exercises with gentle yoga breathing techniques. This revolutionary technique, invented by Dr. Kataria, causes spontaneous, joyful laughter to flow without any jokes. You don't even need to be happy or have a sense of humor to laugh. Because of the eye-contact and childlike playfulness that is initiated, participants discover a deep, human connection with other people laughing. This experience is more than just fun, it can be transformational.

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and trust. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

Among other cities, Laughing Yoga may serve the following areas: New York, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, Bronx, Jamaica, Staten Island, Yonkers, Long Island City, Astoria, Far Rockaway, White Plains, Muttontown, Floral Park, Great Neck, New Rochelle, Babylon, Bayside, Chestnut Ridge, East Elmhurst, East Hills, Hicksville, Mount Vernon, Queens Village, Roslyn Harbor, Upper Brookville, Boulevard, Brookville, Central Islip, Douglaston

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