Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing without humour, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting playfulness. This soon leads to real and contagious laughter. Laughter Yoga bypasses the intellectual systems that normally act as brake on natural laughter.
" Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, and body movement. These help to break down inhibitions and develop playfulness. Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter, followed by a series of “laughter exercises” that combine the method of acting and visualization techniques with playfulness. These exercises, combined with the strong social dynamics of group behaviour, lead to prolong and hearty unconditional laughter. Laughter exercises are interspersed with breathing exercise. scientifically it has been proven that twenty minutes laughter is sufficient to develop full physiological benefits.
A laughter yoga session usually ends with a laughter meditation followed by a deep relaxation."