Fall in Laugh
Fall in Laugh is a modernized laughter therapy which combines laughter exercises, yogic breathing, and meditation to release the tensions and stress of daily life.
Adapted from various teachings, the practice starts by utilising Pranayama yogic- and mindful breathing to relax and inspire synergy within the participants. This is followed by a series of exercises that trigger localize laughter within the body aimed at releasing built up muscle tension.
Laughter boosts blood flow by up to 50% and activates serotonin and dopamine release in your brain.
In case you’re feeling shy—it’s been proven that the body doesn’t know the difference between a forced laugh or a real one. In less than 10 seconds, a forced laugh may turn into a real one and as your laughter increases, so does your joy.
Theories and practical applications are shared throughout the session which ends with a short meditation; allowing a moment to be mindful of what has been learnt and internalise the positive effect of the practice on the body.
This experience had been an auxiliary class at Stanford in their cursus "Humor & Resilience" during the year 2020-2021.
The story of Fall In Laugh
A mix of laughter yoga, happiness therapy and comedy
My name is Thomas Cock, and I love to laugh.
Born in Congo but raised in Belgium, I’m someone who’s always explored new paths throughout life. I’ve lived (and laughed!) all over the world. In Montreal, I became a humorist and performed at Just For Laughs, a big comedy festival. From Montreal, I moved to Paris, where I was an actor. I eventually found myself in San Francisco, where I worked for NGOs and really discovered how laughing could heal.
I started organizing tours, writing jokes, and putting together comedy dinners. Laughter has been a spiritual journey for me, with the most recent revelation being laughter yoga. Ever since I discovered laughter yoga, I’ve been practicing it to bring joy to my life. I’m passionate about sharing its virtues because I truly believe laughing deeply and fully can promote health and happiness.