In the laughteronlineuniversity.com article, What Is Laughter Yoga? , it is explainsed how laughter is being developed to a complete therapy technique, similar to a physical exercise, to be a memory and mood enhancer.
Laughter Yoga explained
Laughter Yoga is a new form of exercise akin to internal jogging that promotes the use of laughter as a form of physical exercise. It was created in India in the mid-1990s as a social experiment, and is still primarily found today in social settings. Laughter Yoga owes its success to having greatly simplified and made accessible to the common man the teachings of earlier laughter pioneers. It quickly grew as a grassroots social movement of independent community laughter clubs, promoting the ideal of a non-political, non-religious, non-racial, non-threatening, and non-competitive approach to laughter.
Its core premise is that your body can and knows how to laugh, regardless of what your mind has to say. Because it follows a body-mind approach to laughter, participants do not need to have a sense of humor, know jokes, or even be happy. The invitation is to “laugh for no reason“, faking it until it becomes real. Laughing is an easy way to strengthen all immune functions, bring more oxygen to the body and brain, foster positive feelings and improve interpersonal skills.
Laughter and Yoga: It’s All about the Breath
Many wonder what the connection is between laughter and Yoga, and if there is one at all. There is one, and that connection is the breath (there are no contortions or fancy movements in Laughter Yoga and all can participate and benefit)…
On the site laughter yoga we found a list of amazing benefits:
Benefits Of Laughter Yoga
- Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness
- Reduces Stress Instantly, strengthens immune system
- Keeps you in good mood and cheerful throughout the day
- Oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic
- Keeps Positive mental attitude in difficult time
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