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Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones has been working on discovering Peace, Wellness and Laughter within herself through Meditation, Breathwork, Laughter Yoga, Essential Oils/Aromatherapy, and Stones, just to name a few things. Many people know what many of those things are with the exception of perhaps Wellness Laughter Yoga.
Wellness Laughter yoga is a unique social health promotion and disease prevention that uses safe, gentle, and fun breathing exercises and simulated laughter techniques to enhance ones emotional, mental, and physical wellness. It is a breakthrough delivery system which allows people to laugh regardless their circumstances.
We do Wellness Laughter without any joke or a sense of humor. We laugh for no reason and in doing so we laugh off some stress and add more laughter to our life!
All that is necessary is the desire to laugh and we can "Laugh For No Reason". There are four components to Wellness Laughter Yoga... clapping, eye contact, laughter/breathing, and child-like playfulness.
Laughter is the best medicine, people have known this for centuries, now science proves it.
Dr. Madan Kataria is a medical doctor and his wife Madhuri is a yoga instructor from India, they are the founders of Laughter Yoga in 1995. Dr. Kataria discovered that people do not laugh enough, they wait for something to make them laugh from an outside stimulus called reactive laughter. Dr. Kataria found that even fake laughter has wonderful benefits, which usually when practiced in a group turns into real laughter. He decided to prescribe laughter for all of his patients, and now there are over 6000 laughter clubs and laughter sessions conducted in over 53 countries in person and on Zoom. Find out more https://laughteryoga.org
Wellness is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases. Quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
Wellness Laughter I feel encompasses the 5 Pillars of Optimal Health which provides a strong holistic foundation for knowing what it takes to thrive in modern times on a whole-being level—physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Due to COVID, we are not offering any Wellness Laughter Sessions at this time.
However, there are many great Zoom Laughter Yoga sessions going on daily. Go to my Resources secion on this page.
What to expect? Everyone is welcome, the only thing that I ask is wear a smile, bring your silly bones, and a bottle of water. We will laugh off some stress and have some fun!
Visit Sand N Stones blog, Wellness Toolbox, where Michele talks about Meditation, Breathing, Laughter Yoga, and Essential Oils, just to name a few things.
It is said that we should get a D.O.S.E. (D- Dopamine, O-Oxytocin, S-Serotonin, E-Endorphin) of Laughter Every day.
Anyone can attend. We have women and men in our class from anywhere in the ages of 6 to 96.
No, we either sit in a chair or stand/walk. But one of my rules is No New Pain. So if something hurts, stop. If you need to sit, sit. Do whatever you need to do to be comfortable.
It is a form of exercise, some people have said that they really get a workout, but it is fun, gentle, and very easy. Like many fitness programs, you may want to consult your doctor before starting Wellness Laughter yoga.
-Are you a fan of laughing?
-Would you like to smile more?
-Are you physically and/or emotionally stressed out?
-Do you suffer from depression?
-Do you want to create space in your life for child-like play and joy?
-Would you like to clear away negativity?
-Are you interested in a holistic and drug-free way to attain mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness?
-Are you looking for a fun and easy aerobic exercise?
-Would you like to increase your energy naturally?
-Are you interested in reducing pain?
-Would you like to be more creative?
-Are you looking to connect with other laughter lovers in a friendly environment?
Go to my blog about Laughter Yoga under Wellness Toolbox to find out more.
One of my colleagues, Alexa Fong Drubay, Laughter Yoga with Alexa LLC from the Philadelphia area has a wonderful online presence with her Laughter Yoga Communitee and host a regular Laughter Yoga club. Follow her on Facebook to learn more.
Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga University Laughter Yoga International for Health, Happiness and World Peace
Michele Buckler is the Wellness Laughter Yoga lady, and leading the way for Wellness Laughter in Delaware. A stress-related burnout led her to discover and experience the healing power of laughter. It change her life and it forever changed her. Michele is the founder and Executive Director of Wellness Laughter and has been an ambassador for bringing Wellness Laughter to Delaware since 2014.
She has a degree in Elementary Education, Child Psychology and Social Work from Salisbury State, Maryland. She now finds that she is enjoying working with groups of all ages. Michele epitomizes and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity. Her authentic and engaging style motivates and empowers people with practical tools they can use to better their health and quality of life.