Did you know that laughter yoga can help you fight depression? In today’s episode, I have Heinrich Visser joining me on the show. He is a living proof that laughter can help with depression. He is a certified laughter yoga teacher and laughter ambassador from Durban, South Africa.
To Heinrich, laughter came as a saving grace when he went through a depressing phase in his life. He was going through a divorce process. He took a course in Johannesburg, and he fell in love with laughter. Later, he decided to learn more about laughter from India with Dr Kataria.
In this episode, Heinrich will be sharing his laughter journey with us. Also, he will be sharing his favourite laughing exercises and success stories.
· How Heinrich discovered laughter
· Has laughter made Heinrich’s life better?
· Heinrich’s daily positive practices
· Heinrich’s favourite laughing exercises
[01:28] How Heinrich discovered laughter
[05:53] How laughter has enhanced Heinrich’s life
[07:18] Heinrich’s memories of some of his laughter sessions
[08:36] Heinrich’s laughter success story
[09:36] Why should you try laughter yoga?
[12:41] Heinrich’s favourite thing about running a laughter session
[13:39] Heinrich’s two favourite laughing exercises
[16:09] Heinrich’s daily positive practices
[17:18] Something that a lot of people don’t know about Heinrich
“When I do corporates, that the first few three exercises, they will look at you very funny, and then afterwards, they just fall in, and I just enjoy themselves.”
If you enjoyed this episode, you should 100% listen to the founder of laughter yoga Madan Kataria talking to the laughter man.
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