Start your weekend refreshed

Stressed? Depressed? Feeling isolated or alone? Start your weekend with something that’s good for mind, body and spirit. Laughter Yoga Exercise. First public Saturday Laughter Yoga class is tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. Shoji Bridge Saturday Laughter YogaTime: Aug 7, 2021 10:30 AM America/Kentucky/Louisville Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84503613645?pwd=S3h5YWFjZzVKQU0rTW9iRFE1RGx0dz09 Meeting ID: 845 0361 3645Passcode: 535816

Laughter Yoga is here!! Starts tomorrow.

Here’s what people have been saying about laughter yoga with Shoji Bridge. “I started out feeling so disconnected this morning after a particularly tough week. Now I can smile and go on with a much lightened attitude.” “I didn’t realize how much I have missed genuine laughter this last year, especially with friends. What aContinue reading “Laughter Yoga is here!! Starts tomorrow.”

Your presence is powerful

Want to know how to help someone you love deal with loss or trauma? I recommend “What Happened To You?” by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph. D and Oprah Winfrey. It emphasizes the importance of connectedness and being present for those you love. We can all learn how to be truly present with those weContinue reading “Your presence is powerful”

Start a laughter yoga practice with me

The old adage states that laughter is the best medicine, and the benefit of laughter yoga exercise is that your body doesn’t know the difference between genuine laughter and self-simulated laughter. You can gain all the same holistic benefits without having to feel funny. Ask me how to join in when classes start in ONEContinue reading “Start a laughter yoga practice with me”

Laughing makes us feel good

Laughter exercises can be done in a chair and do not require much physical movement or poses to be effective, so most anyone of any ability can participate and benefit. Incorporating deep breathing with self-simulated belly laughs provides benefits of aerobic exercise in a gentle, no-impact way. Free community classes start next week via Zoom.Continue reading “Laughing makes us feel good”

Laughter yoga is self-care

Laughter yoga combines deep, controlled breathing with simple stretches, childlike-playfulness, and self-simulated laughter. Benefits:Lower inhibitions/greater self-confidence More positive outlook Improved cardiovascular health, lung capacity and abdominal tone Improved digestive system Reduced stress Boosted immune system Better navigation of stressful or difficult situations Start your laughter yoga practice with Shoji Bridge. Free Zoom classes two timesContinue reading “Laughter yoga is self-care”

Embrace your inner child

Developing a laughter yoga practice helps develop self-confidence and improves self-esteem. Participating in simple, playful movements while laughing requires we get in touch with our inner child. If we embrace playfulness and leave our inhibitions behind, we learn to grow outside our comfort zone. If we can quit taking ourselves too seriously for even aContinue reading “Embrace your inner child”