We've heard it many times before: "Laughter is good medicine."
So imagine marrying the calming effects of laughter, with the meditative vibe of a yoga session? "Laughing yoga" is a global phenomenon currently being practiced in over 100 countries worldwide. So what exactly is it?
Laughing yoga practitioners believe that prolonged, voluntary laughing, in conjunction with yogic breathing exercises, will reduce stress and have a positive and lasting effect on one's mood. It is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughing yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and a playful spirit being exchanged among participants. Forced laughter eventually turns into real and contagious laughter, and before you know it, everyone is having fun, exercising, and de-stresing all at the same time!
Interestingly enough, even if there’s really nothing funny actually happening, deep breathing combined with voluntarily laughing will often lead to authentic laughter, especially if engaged with other people who are in the yoga practice. So whether you try your hand at laughing yoga or just laugh out loud -- laughter offers truly remarkable in-the-moment benefits to help you find that sometimes difficult-to-attain mind body balance.
ASHER MARIE RECOMMENDS
Are you a yoga fanatic or have always wanted to finally find out what all the fuss is about?Sometimes having the right outfit is all the motivation you need to kick start a new exercise routine.We make it easy for you with our super simple tip courtesy of:
ASHER MARIE RECOMMENDS:
Pair our Trapeze Desiree Travel pant (pictured above) in a vibrant tribal pattern with your favorite solid black 3/4 sleeve crop or tank top to make you feel super relaxed & comfy for all of your yoga activities, whether mastering the downward dog or laughing your way to a nice and easy stress-free calm.
Plus it's wrinkle free, easy to just roll up and pack, and makes for a great, no- fuss travel garment -- so practicing yoga on the road is as easy as going to the yoga studio at home.
Please note: We are sold out of the Desiree travel pant in the pink colorway (above) and are currently offering our Desiree travel pant in our blue version (below), which we think makes just as much of a statement!