Laughter Yoga

Laughter yoga is not like other forms of yoga. Laughter yoga, also called Hasyayoga, is all about the practice of prolonged voluntary laughter. Such laughter has been shown to induce similar health benefits as spontaneous laughter. This is practiced in small groups and is great fun for all!

Laughter yoga has been shown to:

  • elevate mood and energy

  • improve the cardiovascular system

  • support a healthy immune system

  • reduce stress hormones

  • support optimal concentration and focus

  • increase productivity and performance


This is achieved through simple laughter and playfulness exercises. You are advised to wear comfortable clothing and bring water.


Laughter Yoga classes are now available in Basingstoke. Sessions are:

– each Wednesday at 1.40pm in Viables Craft Centre (60 minutes, FREE)

– each Monday at 7pm, also in Viables Craft Centre (60 minutes, £3 per session)..



Dolgoff-Kaspar, R; Baldwin, A; Johnson, MS; Edling, N; Sethi, GK (2013-03-25). “Effect of laughter yoga on mood and heart rate variability in patients awaiting organ transplantation: a pilot study”. Altern Ther Health Med18: 61–6

Shahidi, M; Mojtahed, A; Modabbernia, A; Mojtahed, M; Shafiabady, A; Delavar, A; Honari, H. “Laughter yoga versus group exercise program in elderly depressed women: a randomized controlled trial”. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry26: 322–7

Liz is registered with Laughter Association UK and has Professional Indemnity insurance. Please consult your doctor before engaging in any activity.