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Welcome to Laughter Yoga Chicago! Laughter is good for your body and soul - and we all need more of it... Did you know that adults laugh less than 15 times per day and kids laugh over 300 times per day?
Every year - the world gets more hectic - and people seem to get more stressed. So Laughter Yoga is one way that helps people relax and feel better and have more peace.
Laugher Yoga decreases stress hormones such as cortisol - and builds endorphins.
-- Did you know that the world's oldest living woman - Jeanne Calment (age 122) attributed her longevity to laughing a lot and not taking life's negative events so seriously?
Our laughter yoga sessions are given to corporate groups (conferences, retreats, team building sessions, new product ideation sessions) and trade association meetings, and other organizations.
We also do Laughter Yoga for smaller organizations --- example - employees from Erie House at DePaul University, Beloit Wisconsin college students, trade association meetings and events -- (individual testimonial) (association testimonial)
We help companies foster better employee wellnessto indirectly reduce their health care costs. Employees become more energized and productive - especially with the stresses imposed by the current economic environment! Or we can help with company team-building, Laughter Yoga also helps in creating better creative brainstorming for "new product ideation sessions."
Our volunteer activities including helping -- Terminally ill adults and children in hospitals - and nursing homes, and senior centers - to make seniors feel better! Medical benefits links & video.
As a public service - we hold Laughter Club meetings in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (via donation.) Come try it out to experience the benefits of Laughter Yoga, first-hand! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our mailing list to receive times and dates for club meetings!
Rick Hauser - "Chicago's Laughter Doctor" is the founder of "Laughter Yoga Chicago" and is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader. On the left - Rick is interviewed on WISC TV Channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin (at the wee hours of 5 AM in the morning) about Laughter Yoga and it's benefits.
Rick is all about creating more serenity for people - whether they are purchasing real estate - or in any other area of their life. He is also writing a book about how people can have more spiritual serenity during the current economic times.
Jeanne Louise Calment -- born in Arles, France on February 21, 1875 - is in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the oldest living woman. (Laughter Yoga Denmark is also in the Guiness Book of World Records for organizing a group of 10,000 people laughing at one time. Perhaps we can beat that in Chicago?)
She stated: "If you can't do anything about it, don't worry about it." She recommended laughter as a recipe for longevity and joked that "I've been forgotten by a good God." For skin care, she recommended olive oil and a dab of make-up. "All my life I've put olive oil on my skin and then just a puff of powder. I could never wear mascara, I cried too often when I laughed." She joked around a lot and had a very good wit. On her 120th birthday, when asked what kind of future she expected, she replied "A very short one." "I am very brave and I'm afraid of nothing. I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret."
"I've only got one wrinkle and I'm sitting on it." Jeanne Calment, the world's oldest person, died at 122 on Monday August 4, 1997. Her sense of humor kept her young.
Fact: The majority of super-aged people have a beautifully cultivated sense of humor in common.
Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a very powerful technique for improving health, wellness, and job performance -- especially in high-stress occupations.
It combines simple laughter exercises (simulated laughter) and gentle yoga breathing, which turns into real laughter when practiced in a group. Even if there is no real laughter - doing "fake laughter" exercises has been proven to have the same physical benefits as real laughter.
Through Laughter Yoga - we are changing the world, one person at a time.
For the best results - you want to perform Laughter Yoga exercises, consistently.
With Laughter Yoga - you can achieve serenity - no matter what is happening.......
Humans were designed to laugh. Laughter is nature's stressbuster. It lifts our spirits with a happy high, that makes us feel good, and improves our behavior towards others. Just a few generations ago happy healthy humans spent 20 minutes a day or more in laughter. Now adult daily laugh time is down to 5 minutes or less in many countries. This is one of the worst aspects of modern life.
Laugh Yourself Healthy
Laughter Yoga involves laughing for no reason, through various laughter exercises, with Yoga breathing. Laughter exercises almost always lead to real laughter, especially when practiced in a group. We all know that laughter makes us feel good. But a 20 minute laughter session each day, can have a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages, and exercises your lungs. This is really important for people who don't get regular aerobic exercise.
When we laugh our bodies release a cocktail of hormones & chemicals that have startling positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted & more. Western science is just starting to discover the great effects of laughter.
We are one of over 5,000 laughter clubs around the world. Come join us today!