Laughter is the best medicine, they say.

© The Laughing Hour

2019

Edmonton, Alberta

How it works

The Laughing Hour offers opportunities to laugh together for an hour...

HOW FUN !

More commonly known as laughter yoga, this laughing technique does not require anyone to tell daddy jokes and practice their stand-up comedy show. In fact, all it relies on is YOUR willingness to laugh.

 

Simple! And yes, sometimes this will result into fake laughter. However, we all know laughing is contagious  therefore the group effect will work it's magic to having everyone laugh.

How is the hour structured ?

There are variations on what laughing exercises will be practiced during the Laughing Hour depending on the group size, average age, and the intention behind the practice.

Typical hour outline : 

  1. Introduction to the practice

  2. Walking our way through laughing exercises

  3. Laughing, laughing, and more laughing

  4. Relaxation through breathing and visualization

  5. Bringing more laughter in our daily lives

Why book an hour ?

Let's get a tad scientific here. Your brain can't tell the difference between a fake laugh and a real laugh. Therefore the benefits from laughing out loud for absolutely no reason are the same whether you are faking it or not. 

 

Research shows that laughing helps with stress release, boosts the immune system, increases endorphine and serotonin levels, and favours team bonding.  

 

For the entire list of the benefits, click here.

How to prepare (what to bring) ?

We want you to get the best out of this hour. Here's how you can prepare in order to accomplish that.. Please note that this checklist is subject to vary depending on the types of exercises during the laughing session. The best way to make sure you have everything is by either bringing everything on this list, or contacting us to double check.

Checklist : 

  1. Comfortable clothes preferable

  2. Comfortable shoes 

  3. Water bottle (laughing is quite cardio)

  4. Yoga mat, blanket, or pillow to sit on

  5. Your willingness to smile and laugh !

More questions ... 

We often receive the same questions, therefore we have prepared a FAQ page. We recommend you visit this page by clicking here to answer any questions you might still have.