People ask me this all the time. In fact, people ask me this so often that my answer is very straightforward. The only yoga in Laughter Yoga is the deep Pranayma breathing after we have taken part in a laughter exercise. If we didn’t use deep breathing, we would quickly run out of oxygen in our lungs and definitely feel out of breath and lightheaded.


You see, laughter is cardiovascular exercise, which traditional forms of Yoga are definitely not.


You won’t need to wear Lycra or be super flexible – or even stand up. This is where Laughter Yoga is so accessible for all abilities.



Now, allow me to share some stories – my own experiences – of how confusing the word “yoga” can be…

  • A client shared when their bespoke Laughter Yoga session was what do you mean? – displaying a photo of someone doing a traditional yoga pose in Lycra clothing.
  • A religious venue where I wanted to hire a room for a community session – refused me until I explained what Laughter Yoga was and we agreed to call it “Wellbeing Laughter.”
  • A venue said there were too many yoga classes already at their venue so couldn’t let a Laughter Yoga session be held there.


Happily, all good endings!


I hope these stories put a smile on your face too.


And so, there we have it. Let’s put the record straight for Laughter Yoga. It involves lots of cardio-vascular laughter which leads to releasing all that stress. It helps you become a healthier and more positive, playful person. Add some energy clapping and Yogic Pranayama breathing to top up oxygen levels and relax us. In a nutshell, Laughter wellbeing sessions give you a mind and body workout, you know, like an internal jogging system.


THAT is Laughter Yoga.  TA-DA!


For more information on Laughter Yoga sessions, happiness workshops
and Bollywood Laughter Yoga Dance sessions contact Sara Kay at or call 07974 778091.