TRIP OF THE WEEK
NO, it is not April 1. And, who knew, there really is something called laughter yoga. Growing in popularity, laughter yoga offers a powerful exercise and health regime by stimulating the production of endorphins, creating a “feel good factor” and boosting confidence. It also stimulates the immune system, helping the body fight disease while providing a great workout, including toning stomach muscles and exercising internal organs. Laughing also reduces stress and helps improve oxygen supply, so can be helpful for asthma sufferers.
It is practised at the SwaSwara resort in Goa, and Wellbeing Escapes is offering seven-night packages from £900 per person (based on two sharing), which includes full board accommodation in a Garden Villa, flights and car transfers. The resort, located on one of India’s most beautiful beaches, also offers daily classes in meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra. Also on offer are morning nature and bird-watching walks with the resident naturalist, Ayurveda and cookery lessons. ( www.wellbeingescapes.co.uk, 0845 602 6202).