12 Mental and Physical Health Benefits Of Laughter Yoga
Laughing your way to good health – and mental strength – is definitely possible by practicing Laughter Yoga.
The saying “Laughter is the best medicine” is actually true!
Laughing on purpose (Laughter Yoga) transforms lives – living a healthier, happier, and prolonged life. Best of all it is totally accessible.
A great social connector, Laughter Yoga is perfect for companies, communities and individuals to have social and team bonding.
1. Change Your Mood
Laughter Yoga can be taken part in even if you are not happy and feeling glum. Our brains don’t know the difference between intentional laughter and real genuine laughter.
Boosting positive chemicals inside us when we laugh on purpose is a real bonus to help you. This is a one of the key bonuses of Laughter Yoga and why so many people continue to do it to ward off anxiety and depression.
2. Dissolves Stress
The big one is stress relief.
Stress and overwhelm is so common and creates high levels of the stress hormone cortisol – have too much of this and it’s potentially harmful to your body – creates illness.
3. Immune System Booster
Fight those infections off – Laughter boosts the number of natural killer cells – prolonged laughter boosts antibodies. Reducing general illnesses.
4. Cope Better
Coping with challenging situations becomes much easier to be able to dissolve situations which are out of your control, all through laughter.
5. Pain Killer
The release of endorphins enables pain to ease. Norman Cousins was a great example of this and laughed to enable him to sleep without pain – he wrote this book about his experience “Anatomy of an Illness”.
6. Heart Health
Activating your blood pressure by laughing on purpose. Boosting it then reducing it with the relaxation laughter provides. Laughter improves both the oxygen supplied to heart and also our blood circulation.
7. Brilliant Happy Exercise
Effectively working the heart and blood circulation for those less able-bodied, Laughter Yoga is a perfect exercise routine. An aerobic activity which you can take part in sitting or standing and is totally accessible.
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8. Brain function
With more oxygen taken in when we laugh, our brains work better. This enables creativity and concentration. Hence why school pupils increasingly benefit from regular Laughter Yoga.
9. Natural Pain Killer
Laughter increases the levels of endorphins, which are our body’s natural painkillers. These endorphins may help to reduce the level of pain in people. In some it also helps the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
You’ll be breathing deeply which means your lungs are emptied of old stale air. Your lung capacity will increase too! This ultimately means your lungs become healthier the more you laugh.
11. Increased relaxation and sleep
Laughter is a natural relaxant – not only great for all your muscles but also for your brain. You’ll most likely sleep better.
12. Exercise Facial Muscles
Laughter easily tones your facial muscles – there’s not many exercises which can do this. You’ll also receive an increased blood supply to your face – so getting a beautiful flow – which is why jolly people often appear younger!
Want to be healthy and happy and live a long life? “Laughter is the best medicine”
For more information on Laughter Yoga sessions,
team building, and happiness workshops
contact Sara Kay – firstname.lastname@example.org
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