Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024

Time: 05:30pm

Place: 12 S. Thompson & Virtual Aquarian

Weekly Laughter Yoga Tuesdays 5:30-7pm In Person or Virtual

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). It was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from India, and has spread to over 100 countries. The concept is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter—if done with willingness, the benefits are the same. Laughter yoga sessions typically start with warm-up exercises, followed by laughter exercises that combine playful activities with breathing exercises. These activities encourage laughter, which is often contagious in a group setting. Laughter yoga sessions end with guided relaxation techniques. The goal of laughter yoga is to cultivate childlike playfulness, release inhibitions, and promote overall well-being.

  1. Physical Health: Boosts the immune system, improves circulation, and reduces stress hormones. Provides a low-impact aerobic workout, tones muscles, and improves respiratory health.
  2. Emotional Well-being: Enhances mood, reduces anxiety and depression, and promotes a sense of well-being. Reduces stress levels, promotes relaxation, and increases resilience to stress.
  3. Social Connection: Builds a sense of community, improves communication skills, and fosters positive relationships.
  4. Spiritual Growth: Increases mindfulness, promotes a positive outlook, and encourages playfulness and joy.
  5. Enhanced Creativity: Stimulates the brain, encourages a creative mindset, and enhances problem-solving abilities.
Kirk is a local Richmond attorney who also happens to read the Tarot and lead weekly Laughter Yoga. For over 25 years, Kirk has studied mysticism, shamanism, and myriad subjects in the Mystery School tradition. As an attorney, Kirk has represented many teachers and authors in the fields of consciousness studies, psychic work and alternative health. As a reader, he conveys precise wisdom to his clients about their personal affairs that can be elucidated through the symbolism in the Tarot. As a Fruit Head Yogi, he enjoys sharing the healing technique of Laughter Yoga and “getting his giggle on” with all who are called to receive the many benefits of laughter.