Laughter Yoga


Laughter can be seriously good for your health

According to research and extensive studies carried out so far it shows that laughter can bring about health benefits such as:

Psychological benefits

  • Reduces negative emotions

  • Brings greater happiness into your life

  • Helps you to feel more youthful and energised

  • Reduces negative emotions

  • Helps us to access our creativity and to see things from a more light-hearted perspective

  • Provides space for physical and emotional release which produces a cleansing effect

Exercise

  • Exercises the diaphragm with belly laughter Provides a good workout for the heart Contracts the abs and even works out the shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterwards

Physiological benefits

  • Reduces stress hormones

  • Has a relieving effect on pain

  • Increases the level of health-enhancing hormones (endorphins)

  • Increases the number of antibody-producing cells for stronger immunity

Social interaction and Spiritual benefits

Laughter connects us with our deepest essence and with others as we share our laughter together. It often becomes contagious, just as smiling and kindness effects others too. By bringing more laughter into your life, it elevates your mood and it can positively influence and effect others around you. It helps to reduce stress levels, tensions and it has the potential to improve the quality of relationships. Laughter is a gift to be shared with the world.

We can lose touch with our true emotions by repressing or denying they exist, especially laughter. We may give ourselves a hard time and it may be so difficult to let ourselves go with the flow, lighten the load, allow ourselves to express our laughter because we may have become so rigid and strict that we have lost touch with our true essence, that is buried underneath all the conditioning.

Now you have the chance to recondition yourself, have fun, enjoy the moment and be with others in your inner joy and feel youthful once again.

Smiling

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, when someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth. A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth. So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected. Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!

Laughter can be seriously good for your health !!!!

In Laughter sessions, initially the smiles or laughter do not need to be real, we fake the laughter in order to transcend this state, but gradually something deepens which allows us expression and leads into real smiles and laughter from the heart. It may seem a little silly to begin with but it’s a whole heap of fun and who says life has to be so serious ?

On average an adult laughs around 20 times a day. Babies laugh before they develop language and laugh about 300 times a day.

Laughter knows no boundaries, it expresses itself across cultures, languages, religions as universally something that people have in common, something we can share with others

The body cannot distinguish between whether or not our smile is fake or real, just as it cannot distinguish between fake or real laughter, what’s fantastic is that we still get all the positive benefits anyway!