Big Bear Lake, CA, March 10, 2013 – The public is invited to an Introduction to Laughter Yoga on March 16 at 2pm.

Certified Laughter Yoga instructor Julisa Smith will present the 90-minute donation-based workshop at Big Bear Yoga in the Village (40729 Village Dr.  Big Bear Lake).

Julisa will share the health benefits of laughter, how laughter yoga started, laughter therapy and what her classes will consist of on a regular basis.

Some key points:
1) Laughter Yoga is not comedy or a class with jokes or funny hats. These are lead exercises using laughter.
2) Anybody can do the exercises — whether sitting in chairs, on the floor, or standing.
3) This is something very different and unique, so come with an open mind. Through laughter we lose our grip on critical thinking and judgment. This is a safe environment.
4) Fake it till you make it. As far as health benefits go, our bodies don’t know the difference between “real” or consciously created laughter.

Julisa says, “Through laughter we connect as a society and human to human. Our connections seem to be dwindling with all the new technology but laughter is the quickest way between two people.”

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