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Laughter Yoga Helped Me Heal My Past

Pauline Ginnelly Laughter Yoga Helped Me Heal My Past
I had a violent and abusive upbringing and a toxic marriage which broke down, leaving me homeless and jobless with little self esteem and confidence. But Laughter Yoga helped me to laugh again and I now teach people to chuckle along with me. To say it changed me completely in one session would be exaggerating but straight away I started to have a different perspective on life. My past is the full reason why I got into therapy.

I had a violent and abusive upbringing. Then I was married and I thought that everything was fine, but years later realized that it was not.

It was the lowest that I have ever felt. I forgot how to smile, I didn’t go outside and I wasn’t sleeping because of stress. I was smoking too much, drinking too much and not anything good for myself. It was then, I was introduced to Laughter Yoga, which is a combination of laughter and yoga breathing exercises to increase the amount of oxygen into the body whilst being playful, helping participants feel healthier, energized and more alive. I was blown away by how powerfully positive it really is. I couldn’t get enough of it and took part in online sessions regularly and within a short time I knew I wanted to know everything I could about this enjoyable exercise/therapy.

I completed my own training with Dr Madan Kataria and became a certified teacher. The transformation in my own personal life is nothing less than fantastic. To me Laughter Yoga hasn’t changed my life – it has changed me.

I started running regular laughter classes and as the word spreads about the benefits, more and more people are interested in experiencing the group for themselves. So far everyone who has taken a class has come back – even if they were shy to begin with. Laughter is contagious and like a domino effect!

Article Source: http://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/dunfermline/articles/2014/07/28/505207-healing-with-laughter/