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Laughter Yoga

Date Posted: 04/09/2014

(VENTURA, Calif. – April 9, 2014) — A new, six-week "Laughter Yoga" course begins Wednesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the SCAN Health Education Center in Ventura. Laughter Yoga is a combination of playful laughter exercises and yoga-style breathing. Yoga mats are not required. 

"While your doctor may not prescribe laughter in place of medication, laughing can be a surprisingly serious tool in the fight against disease," said Steve Lehman, MBA, MPH, manager of the SCAN Health Education Center. “Research over the years has shown that a good laugh can reduce stress, relieve anxiety and depression, boost your immune system, and relax you – immediately. And because laughter releases endorphins, you truly do feel happier and more positive." 

The class is designed for those 60 and older. The cost for the six-week program is $18. 

The SCAN Health Education Center is located at 6633 Telephone Road, Suite 100, in Ventura. Class size is limited and registration is required. To register call 805-658-0365.

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Michelle Hokr

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