Laughter Yoga for Health and Happiness
Laughter Aspirations Workshop for Lindisfarne Festival Goers Saturday 31st August 2019
What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humour, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initiated as an exercise in a group but with eye contact and childlike playfulness; it soon turns into real and contagious laughter!
It is called Laughter Yoga is because it combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. This brings more oxygen to the body and the brain which makes one feel more energetic and healthy. Evidence finds that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter if done with willingness. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.
Laughter releases endorphins in the brain. Your mood changes for the better in minutes. Negative thoughts disappear. The intake of oxygen-rich air stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles. Tension is quickly soothed. Your immune system is improved.
Why Laughter Yoga?
We shouldn't leave laughter to chance! Natural laughter only lasts for 3-5 seconds. That is not enough laughter to bring about physiological and biochemical changes in our body. In order to get the scientifically proven health benefits of laughter, we need to laugh continuously for at least 10 to 15 minutes; the exercises we do prolongs our laughter for as long as we want.
Does it Work?
Yes, for businesses, public bodies and charities! Performance and efficiency is improved. Emotional intelligence is enhanced. Laughter is a great connector of people. In hard times, laughter provides strength; its a coping mechanism helping people keep a positive mental attitude regardless of circumstances.
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