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Laughter yoga classes offered in Waterloo

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- IThe YWCA of Black Hawk County is offering a new specialty class beginning in November to help you laugh about life.

"Laughter Yoga" is based on the scientific fact that the body can not tell the difference between real and fake laughter. As a result you get the same physiological and biochemical changes and health benefits. This unique yoga class uses laughter exercises enhanced by breathing and relaxation techniques for a complete fitness experience.

Laughter clubs are popping up around the country to help individuals deal with the stress of their jobs, the economy, their home and family. "People are getting excited about it, because there is not much to laugh about these days," explains Teddy Bruns, class instructor. Research shows that laughter can help people relieve stress and even boost the body's immune system.

Laughter Yoga is for people of all levels of physical fitness. Classes will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays starting on November 2. Cost is $56 for the 8-week session. For more information, call 234-7589 or e-mail


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