In today’s world, people want to be healthy and happy, but instead of being healthy and happy, they are getting stressed and depressed. They are getting less sleep, more negative thoughts, and feeling isolated. So, laughter therapy is something that can make anything better. Laughter therapy can cure most diseases and give you a state of wellness.
Laughter the Best Medicine
Laughter removes your stress and boosts your immune system. If you laugh everyday laughter works as the best medicine. Because It helps you to keep healthy. It helps in healing chronic health conditions like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, even cancer, and many more diseases.
Though laughter therapy has been used for decades. When you laugh more you always remain healthy and energetic because laughing releases all the good chemicals that help you to fight any physical or mental challenge.
Dr. Madan Kataria a family physician in Mumbai discovered laughter yoga in 1995.
Dr. Kataria says that laughter yoga helps you to lifts your mood, reduce your stress, boost your immunity, increase energy levels, and improve your quality of life.
He believes that laughter helps you to deal with stressful situations and keeps you in state of wellness. You can not always rely on external influences to make you laugh, learning to laugh on your own can be a valuable tool.
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is both therapeutic and preventative. It is like aerobic exercise and breathing exercise. It is very helpful for those suffering from asthma and bronchitis. Laughter releases good chemicals like endorphin which is natural pain killer. These chemicals can help those suffering from chronic pains, chronic migraine headaches, chronic inflammatory diseases, arthritis, spondylitis, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.
Laughter Yoga Technique
I believe you do not need any technique to laugh. It is an easy exercise. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes, or comedy and one can feel the benefits on the very first attempt.
Initiate laughter as a body exercise. Laugh like a child with playfulness. You laugh more when you do it in a group while seeing each other. So, it’s better to laugh in a group. Initially, it will feel fake but soon it turns into real and contagious laughter. You can laugh in imagination also it also benefits you. Laugh even it’s fake because your mind does not differentiate between fake and real laughter.
Some examples of Laughing Technique:
- Laugh by clapping your hands.
- Practice deep breathing exercises with laughter.
- Act like you are making the shake and laugh during drinking that fake shake.
- Do lion laughter exercise. Laugh like a lion roar.
Benefits of Laughter Therapy
Laughter Therapy benefits you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Good Mood: Laughter Yoga helps you to change your mood within minutes because during a laugh your brain reduces good chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. That keeps you cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day.
Oxygenates Your Body and Brain: Laughter Yoga is a combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxygenates your body and brain, makes you feel more healthy and energetic.
Boost Immune System: Laughter boosts your immune system. If you laugh everyday laughter works as the best medicine. It helps in healing chronic health conditions like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, even cancer, and many more diseases.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Laughter reduces stress and anxiety. It helps in depression and it is a good tool for mental health.
Create Positive Aura: Laughing releases positive vibes and energy from your body that creates a positive aura around you. That positive aura helps you to connect with other people easily and improves your relationships with others. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.
Positive Attitude in Challenging Times: Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives you hope and positivity to cope with difficult times.
State of Meditation: Laughter Yoga is meditation in itself. Because during laugh your mind becomes thoughtless.