It’s often said that laughter is the best form of medicine and if your spirits in lockdown need lifting, a woman in St Albans believes she has the best answer – laughter yoga.
Laughter yoga first became popular 25 years ago and Lotte left a career in the technology industry in 2010 to make it her full-time job. She offers classes in and around the area and is recognised.
Lotte said: “It’s a great way to practice laughing and laugh even when you feel like there is nothing to laugh about it. It combines breathing techniques from yoga with laughter exercises. It’s a great way to start day and get into a good frame of mind. When you are in a good mood, things are done in a different way.”
Lotte believes that when people laugh, they laugh together. As social laughter is in short supply at the moment, she’s running an online laughter club
She said: “We all miss coming together and being connected with laughter. We’re disconnected but laughter brings us together, no matter what. We’re all getting weary the longer it takes for us to get back together in person.
“Laughter lowers the stress in the body and gives the immune system a big boost. People are more able to fight off infection. I started a telephone laughter club and we laugh every morning. anyone can do it. It just connects us. If we’re not with people it connects us with ourselves. You get a new perspective on life and all the challenges that come up here there and everywhere.”
For more information on laughter yoga, go to laughteryoga.co.uk