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Kim Ruch-Alegant is offering Laughter Yoga classes in the Philadelphia area!

"The greatest prayer you could ever pray, would be to laugh every day. For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being such that you would heal your entire body." Ramtha

What is Laughter Yoga?

Laughter Yoga - A Unique Concept

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. The brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club at a Park on March 13, 1995, with merely a handful of persons. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 Social Laughter Clubs in about 60 countries.

Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

The goal of Laughter Yoga is to bring good health, joy and world peace through Laughter.

Participants of Laughter Yoga report significant general health improvements. Many have felt a reduction in the frequency of respiratory infections like common cold and flu, and some others reported overcoming depression, relief/cure from chronic medical problems. With people's committed participation, Laughter Yoga has helped many people become healthier.

The official Laughter Yoga website

Scientifically Proven
Clinical research on Laughter Yoga methods, conducted at the University of Graz in Austria; Bangalore, India; and in the United States has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood. It fosters a positive and hopeful attitude. It is less likely for a person to succumb to stress and feelings of depression and helplessness, if one is able to laugh away the troubles.

Seniors and Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga is being practiced by Seniors in many aged care facilities in Canada, USA, Israel and Europe. There is a distinct rise in life expectancy with improvement in health care, and advancement in medical technology. In fact, ten years from now the number of older people would have almost doubled. Faced with age and age-related troubles, Seniors find their physical and mental faculties on the decline. Since the cognitive abilities in seniors are compromised due to senile dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, they find it difficult to comprehend humor. Therefore, Laughter Yoga is the ideal form of exercise routine that can help them to get complete health benefits of Laughter.

More videos of Seniors doing laughter yoga

Laughter Yoga and Cancer Patients
A significant number of Laughter Club members around the world suffer some kind of cancer, and laughter has brought a new hope in their lives. Many have reported that regular Laughter Sessions have benefited them tremendously. Cancer is the next biggest killer after Depression and Heart problems. Scientific research has proved that laughter has a profound impact on the immune system that influences the course of survival of cancer patients. Laughter Yoga has been effectively implemented in many Cancer Hospitals, helping the patients and their caregivers, cope with pain and trauma. Swedish Cancer Hospital in Chicago, USA, conducts Laughter Yoga regularly during the chemotherapy sessions.

Videos of cancer patients and laughter yoga

More Laughter Yoga videos

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Offering classes in Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County. Call 215-913-5861 for pricing. Low cost introductory rate for first class.

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Laughing together builds community

“I am surprised how laughter connects you with people.” John Cleese

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Workshops and Classes:

none scheduled at the moment

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"The greatest prayer you could ever pray, would be to laugh every day. For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being such that you would heal your entire body." Ramtha

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Kim Ruch-Alegant is a Certified Laughter Leader and teaches Laughter Yoga, which does not involve yoga postures, but combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. You get the same physiological and psychological benefits. Kim discovered laughter yoga at the Mind, Body, Spirit expo several years ago. She enjoys bringing laughter yoga to yoga studios, nursing homes, independent living facilities, and anyone else who will have her.

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Laughter Yoga in Corporations and the workplace

Kim offers laughter workshops for corporations and law firms in the Philadelphia area.

Your employees will feel alive, refreshed and and ready to take on all their tasks when they begin their day with laughter, or take a break during the day to laugh.