Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
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I've loved hosting the sessions this week for friends. It's part of my homework to laugh daily with friends or family and so in these more secluded times I created a couple of zoom calls to connect and laugh on.
I've spoken to several people about Laughter Yoga who've thought it was yoga-yoga and this it is most certainly not. It's laughter exercises, combined with some breathing exercises inspired by yogic breathing. Hence Laughter Yoga.
I'm currently doing the Basic Laughter course (more info here if you'd like to do it too) taught by Dr Madan Kataria the 25 years ago founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. My plan is to continue training and eventually become a Laughter Yoga teacher, but for now, my current plan? To share laughter exercises that I've been learning with friends and family.
I think it's very possible there's not enough laughter in the world. Not least living through our current times, there is so much stress out there. So much anxiety. So much worry being streamed into our homes constantly, discussed on the streets, broadcasted out there. So perhaps not many reasons to laugh.
But what if laughter helped raise your immunity? What if it helped your body to heal? What if it helped turn an anxious mind set into a positive, joyful one? Does it do all these things? Studies would say so yes. The positive impact of laughter on our lives is being researched and found to be, well, positive.
What if it connected people? Amused people without needing to be anything funny out there at all? I think there are many reasons why it could be a good thing. And so after having had two lovely sessions last week, I'm putting on another two for the week ahead. They'll be about 20 minutes long, with an optional chat afterwards, and are on Tuesday 26th at 7pm, and Friday 29th at 2pm.
If you want to read more about the idea please have a look at my last blog on the topic. Important to check out the reasons why not to do Laughter Yoga (no, it's not one of those 5 reasons why you shouldn't do it but actually you should lists) and so you can make sure you're good to go.
I'd love it if you'd like to laugh with me.
Time: Jan 26, 2021 07:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 756 5662 9575
Topic: Laughter Club
Time: Jan 29, 2021 02:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 720 6035 4368
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley Homeopath
Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition