Date: 05 August 2020
Presenter: Talib Karamally
Join Talib for an uplifting virtual Laughter Yoga session! Laughter Yoga is an activity that combines deep breathing with unconditional, simulated laughter. We can laugh for no reason at all, and we do not need to rely on humour, jokes, or comedy. Talib will teach you why laughter is so important and how we can strategically incorporate more laughter into our daily lives.
Our society is suffering from a laughter deficiency, and we could use more laughter in our lives. The benefits of Laughter Yoga are numerous. For example, scientific research demonstrates that laughter can help to reduce anxiety and depression, strengthen the immune system, and improve blood circulation. In addition, research demonstrates that our bodies cannot tell the difference between real laughter and simulated laughter; one gets the same health benefits regardless.
During this session, participants will be guided through a series of playful laughter exercises. At the end of the session, participants will be guided through a 10-minute Laughter Yoga meditation. During these uncertain and stressful times, the power of laughter can help us renew, reconnect, and reset. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate!
Talib Karamally is an organizational development specialist and a corporate mindfulness meditation expert. Throughout his career, he has delivered a number of seminars and workshops in organizations on inspiring topics such as mindfulness meditation, well-being, resilience, mindful eating, and mindful leadership. He designs leadership development programs for high potential employees in the Government of Canada. In addition, Talib is a certified behavioural consultant and facilitates team building sessions using various psychometric tools. Finally, he is a professional Laughter Yoga instructor and is certified by Laughter Yoga International. Talib is a strong advocate for well-being and strives to enable individuals and organizations to flourish. Talib has a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources (MIRHR) from the University of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Ottawa.