What the heck is Laughter Yoga? Library patrons are invited to join Laughter Yoga instructor Laura Le for a class on Saturday, July 19th at 2:30 p.m.
Laughter yoga is a seemingly silly series of verbal exercises intended to make people laugh and connect. A medical doctor from Mumbai, India, Dr. Madan Kataria, created laughter yoga in the mid-1990s. Kataria knew about the health benefits of laughing — stress relief, lower blood pressure, strengthened immunity — and wanted to spread them. He started with a group who told jokes in a park, and then hit on the idea of laughter for the sake of laughter. He used exercises and role-playing to evoke mirth. Today, there are 6,000 laughter clubs in 65 countries.
This program is generously funded by the Public Association of Library Supporters (PALS). No registration required.