by Gaga Barnes
If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Laughter Yoga. This life transforming practice of using laughter without jokes or comedy was developed in 1995 by a medical doctor from Mumbai, India, Dr. Madan Kataria. Today, thousands of people all over the world practice Laughter Yoga and receive the health benefits of laughter on a daily basis.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga involves a series of laughter exercises, breathing techniques, and gentle movements. Its exercises are low-impact.
Best of all: It is FUN!
At the beginning, it may seem silly or childish, but when you see other people laughing you forget about your own worries and pain.
Who can do Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. It is also good for an older adult who otherwise may not exercise and could benefit from extra joy/oxygen in the system.
Laughter Yoga is low cost, calories-gluten-GMOs-free and requires no special equipment. You can do Laughter Yoga anywhere. And any time.
Why try Laughter Yoga?
When practiced regularly, Laughter Yoga can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health and well-being. The benefits of Laughter Yoga may include:
- Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
- Improved mood
- Improved aerobic capacity
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved digestion
- Improved general attitude and mind set
Some evidence indicates that Laughter Yoga may help:
- Enhance quality of sleep
- Normalize blood pressure
- Enhance the immune system
- Deepen empathy and cooperation between people
- Improve overall well-being
Today, more than ever before, people are turning to laughter for healing. Laughter has a therapeutic value. People who laugh are not only less stressed, they are happier and live longer!
Make sure to laugh daily!