Laughter Yoga

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit. Our bodies can’t tell the difference between real or simulated laughter. This class involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping, and laughter exercises. 

Our laughter exercises in this class can:

  • Increase blood flow and oxygen to all the major organs
  • Enhance endorphin levels which make us feel uplifted and reduce pain
  • Stimulate immune, digestive, and cardiac systems
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Relax, strengthen, and lengthen the muscles with stretching
  • Help create a laughing community and be fun!

The class meets most Thursdays. 

The last Thursdays of the month are Laughter Yoga and Meditation. These classes begin with laughter exercises that warm up the mind-body and help generate mind-quieting, then shift to silent meditation, which helps to facilitate a gentle deepening of mindful awareness.

Dial-In Information

https://ucsf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf--qqDgiH9Tj5FQY4vQtbZpStU7rBOyN

To request an accommodation for a class, please contact Angela Sutkaitis at angela.sutkaitis@ucsf.edu or (650) 919-4389.

Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

More dates through June 24, 2021

Virtual Event
Event Type

Class/Info Session, Wellness

Affiliation

School of Medicine

Audience

Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients

Tags

pulseofucsf, sfcommunity, LAUGHTERYOGA

Website

https://osher.ucsf.edu/public-classes...

Cost

Free

Department/Group
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Hashtag

#laughteryoga

Contact Info

415-353-7718; ocim@ucsf.edu

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