Laughter Clubs: From India to Atlanta | Laughter Yoga Atlanta on 11Alive News

Laughter Clubs: From India to Atlanta | Laughter Yoga Atlanta on 11Alive News


It goes without saying. We all want to
look better, be healthier, think more clearly. But getting in shape is no laughing matter. Well maybe it actually can be. Jeremy
Campbell brings us a story of Laughter Yoga and from two continents. Starting in
Atlanta. This Buckhead yoga class is about to get a little … funny. No joke — so
you know when we talk about the runner’s high? You can get that in a Laughter Yoga
session without, you know, going for a run. Maybe it’s the poses like the
funny phone call ,moves with the best high-five ,or perhaps this one sharing a
silly secret, something makes this exercise contagious. You see someone
laughing and you laugh with them there’s a human connection that happens. So you might not feel like laughing at first but when you laugh your mind can’t help but follow. Instructor Celeste Greene
discovered Laughter Yoga when she really needed to smile. She just lost her job,
her boyfriend left her [Correction from Celeste: I am married to a woman, Jeremy] and then she got into a bad car crash. And I was just
looking around on the internet for ways to laugh.
She found Laughter Yoga in a 1995 health journal. It said when it comes to
laughing, your body doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and
faking it. I thought it was pretty weird but when I did it with other people
I noticed I’m like hey you know I feel good. This group, they’ve been laughing in
Atlanta for several years now. But the Laughter Club movement actually began
halfway around the world in India. The population here in Bangalore is even
larger than Atlanta. And it is a lot more crowded. Even so one group finds a place to find some peace and quiet. Every Saturday at dawn when it’s still
Friday night in Atlanta, they laugh. Laughter encourages the body so from the from the foot to head. Blood circulation will be circulated to
all the body. Everything will be cured by this Laughter Club. That’s a promising prescription but
really the best medicine here is good company. That’s the funny thing about
Laughter Yoga. Once you get into the moment something magical
happens Jeremy Campbell Stellar storytelling as always. That’s the piece to remember I know, fantastic piece! if you’d like to
learn more about the Atlanta Laughter Yoga Club, visit LaughterYogaAtlanta.com/Events