According to the Australian Journal on Ageing, Laughter Yoga has been around since 1995. It involves unconditional laughter with Yoga breathing.
A 6-week Laughter Yoga programme was implemented at three Australian aged care facilities with twenty-eight residents. A pre–post design was used to measure positive and negative affect, happiness, blood pressure and pulse.
And if you’re sceptical about these results, there’s certainly no harm in giving it a go at your rest home or retirement village. It’s bound to bring a giggle or two!