Laughter yoga was always something that appealed to me ...it makes total sense that laughing, being in good form and having a sunny disposition has to have positive health benefits, so when I went along to a course to train as a Laughter yoga leader I actually let all the reasons why and how go out the window and I just let myself, be in the moment and enjoy !
Wow I had a great experience!
Laughter Yoga is NOT about cracking jokes or being funny to all around you.. it’s about creating a space and allowing laughter to flow....
Our trainer was sunny and genuine and easily you could see she enjoyed her job! At the start it feels uncomfortable and seems a tad false, but when you’re with a group who are open and willing to be part of the laughter yoga class, it is actually invigorating!
A bonus is that the health benefits are great too! So I do plan to incorporate Laughter Yoga into my workshops and see how it goes! Come along and give me feedback !
My individual Mindfulness sessions are becoming popular, some children and adults prefer to have a one to one session on breath awareness in a quieter setting ... others enjoy both group class and individual session and dip in and out of both. I like to accommodate this and it seems to flow easily as at different times of our life we want and even need different experiences..
Mindfulness practice although it is portable and so accessible, can sadly be left aside usually during the times when we need it most we lose sight of its importance and tend not to have some mindfulness in our day. The more we practice it the more we want to practice it, the less we do it the less we want to..
I certainly do know, that my group sessions do not flow as well when a group member does not want to be at the workshop!
The school, club or workplace may in good faith, want to run a positive mindfulness session to bring a team change of attitude or calm, but I find when anyone is made go, they do not open up to the mindful way of life or calm breath awareness. As we all know change has to come from within, Mindfulness meditation is for all who are willing to give it a try.
Thankfully, more and more are becoming interested in mindfulness and meditation alongside other therapies. With further approaches it can truly enhance our life and allow us to flourish and even be happy !