Laughter and Yoga

Piano Lab

Laughter is a stress reliever!  Laughter Yoga exercises with accompanying movements are designed to improve health, and lower stress by taming the stress hormone, cortisol.  Laughter Yoga, gently aerobic laughter exercise for health and to lower stress, was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, Mumbai, India, in 1995 and is now offered in over 708 countries.  It offers many benefits including musician wellness and ease in performance.  Laughter Yoga is done standing, sometimes walking or marching around the room.  The Yoga aspect refers to deep breathing, expansive arm movements, and unifying the mind and body.  Laughter Yoga exercises open the chest, work the diaphragm, tone facial muscles, is considered by some to be anti-again, and are fun!