Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of Hawaii / University of Hawaii
Utilizing the Holistic Approaches of Ai Chi and Laughter Yoga for Self-Care and Wellness
Ai Chi is an aquatic movement/relaxation program that helps practitioners enjoy the water in a flowing, powerful progression. It is an easy, efficient exercise program to increase oxygen/caloric consumption, and improves range of motion, balance, and mobility while decreasing the negative accumulations of stress. Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter exercises with yogic Pranayama breathing to increase positive endorphin production, while lowering the harmful effects of stress hormones.