Laughter Yoga is so powerful yet, and many people have not had the opportunity of enjoying its excellent benefits. Our guest Joe Hoare shares with us how laughter helped him come out of a dark place and deal with insomnia.
Joe Hoare has been a laughter yoga practitioner for over 25 years. He is a laughter yoga Ambassador certified laughter yoga teacher. Joe founded the laughter Bristol laughter club in 2003, which makes it the longest-running series of laughter yoga workshops outside of India. He ran a conference in 2019, and he likes to connect with the joy of being alive.
In this episode, Joe will share his incredible story and give us two of his laughing exercises.
Listen in and laugh with Joe Hoare.
Key Talking Points of the Episode:
· Joe’s laughter journey
· Benefits of laughter to Joe’s life
· Joe’s laughter memories
· Joe’s favourite exercises
Key Milestones of the Episode:
[02:02] How Joe discovered laughter
[07:04] How laughter has helped Joe
[13:02] Joe’s laughter memories: Stories of people who have benefited from Joe’s laughter sessions
[16:42] Joe’s message to anyone who is unsure if laughter can help them
[20:12] Joe’s favourite laughing exercises
[22:59] Daily routine that helps Joe stay positive
[27:52] Three things that bring Joe joy
Standout Quotes from the Episode:
“Life is all about connection, and relationships.”
“You don’t know what you’re capable of, until you’re tested.”
“Fun is the energy that inspires us and helps us do all the other, heavy-duty stuff that we that we sometimes have to do.”
“The power of smiling unlocks.”
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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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