Adar: A time for Joy!

JOY!

Adar: A Time for 

🎭 Adar: February 12th - March 13th 🌖

 

In the Jewish tradition, the month of Adar is the auspicious time to increase our joy! 

 We know life can be yucky, difficult, and just simply not fun. As adults it’s easy to slip into a life that places fun and joy on the back burner. Now, more than ever, our world needs to remember joy and levity!

 Adar is the perfect time to cultivate, express, and share this wonderful part of being alive and human. Say YES! to being the light and lightness in your world, and our world.

This month, together we will remember and live with that elation.  

It’s been a dream of mine to offer Laughter Yoga during this special month to spread joy and elevation to YOU and therefore, the world.

 

I’ve created a month long “retreat” that you can participate in at your level and convenience.

 

      Program Includes:

  • Live classes on zoom 

  • Private WhatsApp group

  • Laughter Calls 

  • Torah and Jewish insights on joy and laughter 

  • Laughter exercises to try 

  • Light homework to act on bringing joy into your life

Live Classes: 

Each class will be about 75 minutes long consisting of

  • Light movement to warm up the body, mind, and soul.

  • Laughter games to play, explore, be silly, and laugh!

  • Meditation to integrate the laughter and access deeper states of consciousness. 

 Schedule and Dates: (May be subject to change)

Live Zoom classes held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 1:30pm EST

 (CST 12:30p, PST 10:30a, Israel, South Africa, 8:30pm, UK 6:30pm)  

Wednesday, February 17th (welcome & introduction)     Sunday, February 21st

Wednesday: February 24th (costume party!)                        Sunday, February 28th

 and                                                                                                                Sunday, March 7th 

Wednesday, March 10th

Join WhatsApp group here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CZSdhoIXTniI3vWXmIWYcX

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87231052001

Pricing:      FREE!

Donations deeply appreciated and welcomed. 

PayPal

Venmo: @SarahJLawson

Zelle also available: contact Sarah.

One on one distance sessions available for Laughter Yoga and Craniosacral Therapy for the Special Adar price of $90/hour (Regular $120).

For more information, questions, and scheduling contact Sarah.

About Laughter Yoga

This form of Laughter Yoga was created in 1995 by an Indian family physician named, Dr. Madan Kataria. In his efforts to discover how "laughter is the best medicine" this unique program was birthed out of the main idea that we don't need humor or jokes to laugh. By implementing simple exercises to make the sounds of laughter, natural laughter quickly follows (and is contagious!) These exercises are combined with light movement and breathing "yoga" practices to create a complete experience to tap into our child-like playfulness and inherent joy. 

Laughter is a universal way to connect and communicate, as it happens in every culture and language. It naturally support mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Many studies and research projects have been conducted to understand and prove how laughter is beneficial to our whole system. 

After Laughter Yoga classes, people frequently report feeling radiant health, deep joyful connection to self and others. They share how long it's been since they last laughed and how amazing and grateful they feel to laugh and be happy again in a deep, meaningful, and connected way. 

 

Some Benefits of Laughter: 

  • Helps to relax and and release tension

  • Our bodies do not know the different between real and fake laughter. 

  • Cardiovascular workout (without the sweat!)

  • Release of endorphins and other feel good hormones

  • Laughter creates a natural influx of fresh oxygen into the system

  • Increase of presence and creativity 

  • Defuses painful emotions like fear

  • Helps us deal with life’s challenges by making unconscious patterns more conscious

Contraindications: While these need consideration, know that participating by being in the class and listening to laughter, and seeing smiles can make a world of a difference. Rule #1: take care of yourself!

Laughter may not be suitable for everyone. It involves some physical strain and a rise in intra-abdominal pressure.

It is contraindicated for people suffering from diseases that are in a severe and uncontrolled stage such as, but not limited to:

Advanced (bleeding) piles and hemorrhoids                              Any kind of hernia
Any persistent cough                                                                              Anything with acute symptoms

Heart disease                                                                                              High blood pressure

Incontinence of urine                                                                             Major psychiatric disorders

Severe backache                                                                                       Epilepsy
 

People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before

doing Laughter Yoga.

If in doubt first consult a medical professional for guidance.