The laughter yoga class held at Savatthi Hall and Mangala Hall on May 14th attracted about twenty participants from a wide spectrum ranging from students and teacher of Sunday Class, students from Monday and Thursday evening classes, Nikayas Sharing Class, Chinese class, Dhamma Kaki, devotees and well-wishers.
A team of four teachers led by Brother TC Lim with Brother Steven Phua Sem Yeow, Brother Yeo Chong Peng and Sister Alicia Sim conducted the two-hour session.
The class began with some socializing and a talk about laughter yoga by Brother TC Lim. Next, the group started warm up with breathing exercises, then the laughter yoga games started. He emphasised that in laughter yoga, the laughs should come from the diaphragm and full belly laughs provide the most benefits.
The three other teachers took turn to conduct the session with different basic steps like laughter yoga breathing, clapping and chanting, childlike playfulness and imitation of animal movements.
The class ended with silent meditation followed by question and answer session that rounded up the day.
The next session is on June 18th 2016. All are welcome.
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Laughter yoga class is organized as an extended Outreach programme of MVDF.
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Contributor: Chin Kee Thou
Date: May 18th 2016.