What is laughter yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines laughter exercise and yogic breathing exercises which brings in more oxygen to the body and brain making one feel more energetic and healthy. Laughter yoga is initiated as a group exercise with plenty of eye contact and childlike playfulness, the perfect setting for real and contagious laughter. With the combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, it infuses oxygen to our brain and body, leaving us feeling healthier and energised. With ample opportunities for interaction and team building elements it is a series of fun and creative workout you will experience, learn and love!
Why laughter yoga?Everyone knows laughter is the best medicine and is great for health. But, in this high-pressure, high tension modern world there are not many reasons with make us laugh. In order to get the scientifically proven benefits of laughter, one must laugh for 15 to 20 minutes a day and laughter should be hearty and loud. This is not possible in real life as natural laughter is conditional and comes for few seconds here and there and is not enough to bring health benefits. Through laughter yoga one can laugh for extended period of time and heartily because it is being done as a physical exercise and not a mental process.
Is laughter yoga for me?
Laughter yoga is suitable for anyone! With special guided techniques, everyone can do and benefit from laughter! No prior experience of yoga is required, all you need is an open mind and an enthusiasm for fun, creativity and joyous laughter!
Dr Looi believes that the true essence of building relationship and bonding is through organic experiences with each other through interactive play and laughter; and that everyone experience life best when they are having fun. Thus, by using the special techniques of laughter yoga through shared moments of fun, bonding and exploration, she strives to bring out the healthy, happy and creativeness that is in us all!
5 Benefits of Laughter Yoga
1. Personal Happiness
Laughter yoga will help add more laughter to your life, develop a sense of humor and a smile. You will feel more confident, have a positive outlook, hope and optimism. It changes your mood within minutes and if your mood is good, everything seems good and you are at your best everywhere.
2. Business Happiness
Your output and performance depends on your energy level. For optimal functioning of the brain, you need 25% more oxygen than any other body organs. Laughter yoga increase the supply of oxygen, not only to the brain but to the entire body to help you work more than normal and efficiently.
3. Happy Health
Laughter Yoga is a powerful cardio workout, in fact laughing 100 times is equivalent to 10 mins on the rowing machine. It decreases the negative effects of stress on your body which is the root cause of all illnesses. Laughter yoga is a single exercise that deals with physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously. It also strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, controls blood sugar and keeps your heart healthy. It is a powerful antidote against depression- the number one sickness today.
4. Happy Social life
The quality of life and life satisfaction does not depend on how much money, power, position and success you have; rather it depends on the number of good friends with whom one has a caring and sharing relationship. This appreciation and acknowledgement helps in emotional development. Laughter Yoga is a positive energy which quickly connects you with people and helps to make friends easily.
5. Inner spirit of Laughter
Laughter Yoga teaches you how to keep your spirits high when you face challenges in life. It promotes a positive mental attitude to help you cope with negative situations and deal with difficult persons in a much better way than a normal person.
Sembcorp, Jurong Island Singapore
Laughter Yoga for Housing Development Board (HDB), 6 March 2015, 50pax
Laughter Yoga for Welfare day, Singapore Police Force, 26 Feb 2015, 40pax
Laughter Yoga for Stress free day, Johnson & Johnson, 22 Dec 2014, 40pax
Laughter Yoga for Laneway Learning Singapore, 13 October 2014, 16pax
Laughter Yoga for NTUC First Campus, 9 October 2014, 28pax
Laughter Yoga for NTUC First Campus, 8 October 2014, 18pax
Laughter Yoga for NTUC First Campus, 7 October 2014, 13pax
Laughter Yoga for Sembcorp Jurong Island, August 2014, 180pax
Laughter Yoga for Vital, Ministry of Finance, August 2014, 190pax
Family & kids Yoga, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, July 2014, 12pax
June Jollydays, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, June 2014, 60pax
Live Love Laugh - Luminous edition, Siloso Beach Resort, June 2014, 25pax
Laughter Yoga for Huamin Primary School, June 2014, 70pax
Laughter Yoga for Sembcorp Hill Street, May 2014, 150pax
Live Love Laugh - Nature edition, Siloso Beach Resort, Apr 2014, 20pax
Laughter yoga for British Petroleum, Feb 2014, 25pax
Live Love Laugh - BFF edition, Siloso Beach Resort, Feb 2014, 20pax
Laughter Yoga for Shape Magazine, Feb 2014, 60pax
Laughter Yoga for Faculty of Life, Jan 2014, 10pax
Laughter Yoga for Ministry of Manpower, Jan 2014, 44pax
Laughter Yoga for National Heritage Board, Jan 2014, 130pax
Laughter Yoga woman in leadership,NUS business school, Nov 2013,16pax
Laughter Yoga for Pfizer Pte Ltd, Sept 2013, 40pax
Laughter Yoga for Timeout magazine, Mar 2012, 35pax
Laughter Yoga for National Library Board, Mar 2012, 25pax
Laughter Yoga Experiential Workshop
Short, Half, Full day workshops
3 weeks of research based program
Events | Teambuild
All workshops are available in English and Mandarin
email Hello@DrYvonneLooi.com now to find out more!
Free Laughter Meetups on Singapore Laughter Yoga Meetup Group
1. Laugh After Work
April 14 2015, Tuesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
2. Laugh After Work
May 19 2015, Tuesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
RSVP and more at: www.meetup.com/SingaporeLaughterYoga/
1. Laugh at the Park
June 10 2014, Tuesday 6.30am Green on Zhongshan Park Balestier Road, Singapore2. Laugh at Beating the Morning Crowd
June 18 2014, Wednesday 6.30am UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
3. Laugh at the Park
June 10 2014, Tuesday 6.30am Green on Zhongshan Park Balestier Road, Singapore
4. Laugh After Work
June 26 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
5. Laugh After Work
July 10 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
6. Laugh at the Park
June 15 2014, Tuesday 6.30am Green on Zhongshan Park Balestier Road, Singapore
7. Laugh After Work
July 23 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
8. Laugh Over Drinks
August 7 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm D'bell Restaurant 43 North Canal Road, Singapore
9. Laugh After Work
August 21 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm UOB Plaza Atrium 80 Raffles Place, Singapore
10. Laughter at Fort Canning Park
August 31 2014, Sunday 5.30pm Fort Canning Park, Singapore
11. Laugh Over Drinks
September 4 2014, Wednesday 6.30pm D'bell Restaurant 43 North Canal Road, Singapore
12. Laugh your worries away
October 13 2014, Monday 8.15pm SPRMRKT, Singapore
13. Live Love Laugh- Halloween Edition
November 1 2014, Saturday 7pm Rooftop, Siloso Beach Resort, Singapore
14. Laughter at the park
November 22 2014, Saturday 9.30am AMK, Singapore
More meetups at www.meetup.com/SingaporeLaughterYoga/