I recently experienced laughter yoga for the first time & was happily surprised to learn one of my RHS chapter members, Christine Orobitg, is an instructor! This Delightful lady ( members of Willie’s Women will get the double meaning there!) was kind enough to answer a few questions about this fun practice!
- What is laughter yoga? Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga) is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides similar physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. It is usually done in groups, with eye contact and much playfulness between participants. Intentional laughter often turns into real and contagious laughter.
- What are the benefits? The benefits are better breathing and stress relief
- How long have you been teaching it? I’ve taught it since 2016
- Where can people learn more about you & your practice? I do it locally at retirement centers right now.