"I am thankful for laughter except when milk comes out of my nose."
Jeannette is available for corporate groups, hospitals and nursing homes in addition to private facilities. She teaches at The New York Open Center.
Contact Information: JWSBooks@aol.com
About Laughing Yoga
Research has shown that laughter reduces stress and pain, lowers blood pressure, enhances lung capacity, improves sleep and boosts the immune system. Laughter Yoga, created by Dr. Mandan Kataria, is a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing. In this class we’ll practice a blend of laughter techniques interspersed with breathing, stretching exercises and rhythmic clapping to improve our health and refresh our psyches. It fosters happiness and clears negativity. Ten minutes of laughter equals 20 minutes of jogging and is much more fun! Come for the full four weeks or drop in for individual sessions.
Note: Not advised for people with hernias, advanced hemorrhoids, heart disease, recent surgery, severe backaches, persistent cough, epilepsy, high blood pressure, incontinence or any eye complications.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
-E E Cummings
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day,
if I did not laugh I should die.
The earth laughs in flowers.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Open Center Class
Laughing Yoga Groups
Jeannette Watson Sanger is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence. She was the founder and owner of Manhattan’s renowned Books & Co and the Lenox Hill Bookstore, where she had a satisfying career healing people with words, thoughts and books. It was a natural progression into the healing arts.
Jeannette is a Level 4 practitioner of Healing Touch and a graduate of Healing the Light Body Program of the Four Winds School, where she learned ancient Incan Shamanic healing techniques. She has studied Buddhism for many years.
Clients speak about Jeannette's healing:
"I was so fully restored to my body... All sense of danger was gone. The whole time of treatment with you was a treasure." ~T.
"The treatment was amazing for me. It brought a calmness and centeredness that allowed more of me to merge." ~W.
"Thank you. Your amazing healing sessions profoundly relax me, and restore me to grounded center and the possibility of positive change." ~A.
More recently, she studied yogic laughter with Vishwa Prakesh and is now a Certified Laughter Leader. Jeannette believes that of all her healing techniques Laughter can provide a profound healing, combining elements of Buddhist teachings along with yogic and Shamanic techniques.
Articles About Jeannette & Laughing Yoga
First and foremost, I truly appreciate your wonderful Laughing Yoga presentation yesterday.
It was very successful.
15 people showed up, and I already heard very positive feedback from some patients today.
I, also, enjoyed it very much!
I think that the patients really enjoyed the laughing exercise; they found their ability to healthily regress to their childhood. I am sure that they will be able to use this method to cope with their life challenges.
Thank you again for your generosity offering this opportunity to our patients.
Akiko Miyake, LCSW
Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center
325 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011