The Twin Cities observance of Global Belly Laugh Day 2015 will kick off with a laugh-a-thon party 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Yantar Health Spa and Wellness, 800 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie. The interactive session will be hosted by Sarah Routman, a Minneapolis-based laughter yoga leader and teacher.
Global Belly Laugh Day was first held in 2005 to promote the wellness practices pioneered by Madan and Madhari Kataria in India. They advocate spontaneous or intentional laughter as a way to lower stress, improve one’s mood, boost the immune system and promote peace.
In addition to group events, the organizers of Global Belly Laugh Day are asking people around the world to stop for a laugh at 1:24 p.m. on Jan. 24. Routman will hold a special celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House Charities–Upper Midwest, 818 Fulton Street Southeast, Minneapolis.
She also invites anyone to join her after 2 p.m. for a laughter flash mob in public places.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit: www.laughwithsarah.com/category/blog.