London. Admittedly, its more about the laughter than the yoga. Theres no stretch- ing, just plenty of role-playing exercises -- like waddling around pretending youre a duck that laughs instead of quacks -- which leave you feeling ever so slightly mental. The point of all this craziness is to make you laugh, which as well as being the best medi- cine, is a great way to exer- cise. It leaves you with a f latter stomach, de- stresses you and even gives you a cardiovas- cular workout. Where traditional yoga and laughter yoga appear to meet is in the breathing exercises that we do at the begin- ning and end of the class. According to 12 Monday, 12 October 2009 London Lite Sominex. Its time to sleep. www.sominex-sleep.co.uk Sominex contains promethazine hydrochloride. Always read the label. Askthe pharmacist... anxiety Be fitas agiggle withthis funyoga HAVEAFLATTERTummy,sTRongER BY jessie hewitson Health,beauty & fitness Y ogA is about tapping into an inner core of tranquillity and achieving a Zen-like meditative calm, not running around, cack- ling hysterically like a hyena. But this is what I found myself doing in the name of laughter yoga, the newest form of the bendy exercise that is grow- ing in popularity in Ha ha: Jessie, right, in a role- playing game Need to chill out? Angela Chalmers, Bootss pharmacist from the Holloway Road store, answers your health queries. What causes it? Anxiety is an emotional state which creates a feeling of unease. This might be because you are faced with a stressful situation, such as a job interview or an exam, in which case the feeling may be short- lived. Most people experience mild everyday stresses and worries. The body deals with these by releasing adrenaline that can result in a variety of symptoms including: dry mouth, heart palpitations, trembling and shortness of breath. You might also experience psychological symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, irritability, anger or a lack of concentration. What can I do? Everyone reacts differently to anxiety, and some people cope better than others. You should try to identify what is causing you to worry and try to put it in perspective. If your anxiety is linked to the anticipation of an event, then you may find taking a few deep breaths could help. Products to consider Boots equilibrium (4.99, seven-day pack) provides calming support. Bach Rescue Remedy (7.14, 20ml) for comfort and reassurance. Tisserand essential de-Stress Oil (4.50, 10ml) Ideal for frazzled moments when calm is needed. SALON SECRETS Health&Beauty The Landmark Spa Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, NW1 (020 7631 8010, landmarkspa.com) prices 75 for an hour-long full-body massage; facials range from 70-100. But for that price you can arrive at the hotel early, take a steam bath and lounge in the luxurious relaxation area. recommended treatment Deluxe facial with firming eye treatment, 80 for 1 hour 15 minutes. Using a black light skin analysis lamp, the therapist pinpoints areas needing extra attention. The facial, including lymphatic drainage and head massage, concentrates on hydrating and nourishing the skin. Service Friendly, knowledgable and relaxed, the staff create a real spa atmosphere in the city. The X factor For an extra 20 you can relax either side of your treatment in the pool and Jacuzzi, making this a real destination day spa. Youll also find lovely Espa products in the changing rooms. Celebrity rating Stellar! Justin Timberlake, Myleene Klass, Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger and Lady GaGa have all been here. Is it worth it? Yes, youll leave through the majestic palm tree- lined hotel lobby feeling like a VIP. Score 9/10 DEboRAH ARTHuRs Oasis of calm: The Landmark Spa index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html