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Laughter: The Best Form of Yoga

Forget the crunches—my favorite ab workout by far is a gut-busting laugh session. Laughing Yoga, featured on Oprah, uses laughter as a solution to stress and health-related problems. And while laughing yoga doesn’t look like your typical peaceful yoga session, it looks like a fun one. Laughing yoga even got Oprah’s makeup artist, Reggie, having fun with it.


The company’s website even has some exercises you can do to test out the laughing theory. I did one of them, and even though the laughter was forced at first, I did start giggling at the sheer absurdity of sitting by myself, wiggling my fingers, making myself laugh. And because laughter is contagious, I can see how in a group setting it would catch on pretty quickly. I start laughing just watching some of the sessions. Doesn’t it feel good to laugh? —Erin

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6 Comments
  1. c says:

    I went to a laughing yoga retreat once, it was uber fun and so relaxing!

  2. tfh says:

    I can’t even think about laughter yoga without cracking up with memories of the time I practiced laughter yoga without knowing it (all the goings-on were in Hindi; imagine my confusion when a serious-looking bearded man suddenly started making faces and bizarre sounds). It is awesome and reminds me I don’t laugh enough in my adult life!

  3. Girl on Top says:

    Interesting, but I wouldn’t pay to go to the class. I would just call a funny friend and book a date with her once a week.

  4. Nitmos says:

    I would have some of these unusual “laughing sessions” sometimes while in college. Usually while listening to Creedence.

  5. Erica says:

    hmmmmmm I am going to try one of this exercises when I get home…I don’t think they’d appreciate it at work 🙂 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  6. Live Well says:

    What a great idea! I’m sure it helps so many people with emotional issues and stress in addition to a bit of cardio. But I agree with girl on top — I wouldn’t pay to attend that class.

    @ nitmos: “laughing sessions” to Creedence…now THAT made me laugh!