Laughter Yoga Legal Disclaimers and Liabilities
Laughter Yoga™ is not a substitute for proper medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses and may not be suitable for everyone. Laughter Yoga™ is an aerobic exercise and is thus normally appropriate for someone whose physician allows them to engage in exercise. However, it may be contraindicated for people suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure &/or heart disease, chest pain with exercise, exercise induced asthma, epilepsy, bleeding hemorrhoids, recent major surgery, hernias, severe backache, major psychiatric disorders and pregnancy.
We ask you to abstain if you currently have a cold or flu virus or another contagious illness. This list is for guidance only and is not meant to be exhaustive. If in doubt consult your licensed medical professional for guidance. Anyone already undergoing physician-prescribed therapy should seek the advice of his or her doctor before reducing the dosage, stopping any treatment or beginning a new exercise routine. Even a healthy person experiencing discomfort while laughing or exercising, should discontinue immediately and seek expert professional medical advice. Please use your common sense: no strain, no pain.
Andrea Crisp, Portland Laughter Yoga™, The Dr. Kataria School Of Laughter Yoga™ or Laughter Yoga™ International, as well as any other persons leading a Laughter Club or Laughter Yoga™ classes affiliated with Portland Laughter Yoga™ decline any responsibility from incidents resulting from the use (or mis-use) of the Laughter Yoga™ technique. It is your responsibility to pro-actively consult your licensed physician for approval before participating in any new exercises routine, including Laughter Yoga™. By taking part in a Laughter Yoga™ session you accept full responsibility for your physical fitness and state that you are able to participate safely in the activity. We strongly encourage you NOT to participate or stop participating in activities with which you feel uncomfortable.
You know your body best!