Laughter Yoga – Laughter Therapy
Just 10minutes of fake laughter can kick start those happy endorphins
Jewelz’s parents were surprised when she came out of the womb laughing so it was only natural that she would become a Laughter Yoga Facilitator!
Apparently it could be genetic!
What is laughter yoga?
You giggle & laugh! You breathe…Ho ho ha ha ha! You do silly exercises!
This combination has many health benefits:
- increases blood circulation
- reduces blood pressure
- strengthens the immune system
- relaxes muscles
- energises body and brain.
Leading to less stress, anxiety and depression.
A little history…
In March 1995 Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor in Mumbai, India was writing an article “Laughter - The Best Medicine” for a health journal. During his research he was impressed by Norman Cousins book “Anatomy of an Illness” and the research work by Dr. Lee Berk. He decided it put laughter into practice to research the benefits.
Starting with just five people, at 7 am on March 13, 1995, at a public park in his neighbourhood he launched the first Laughter Club. They started telling jokes but the stock of good jokes and stories ran out, and negative, hurtful and naughty jokes started to emerge, so after about 2 weeks the club almost closed. He did more research and it said that the body can’t tell the difference between fake and real laughter - facial feedback hypothesis, meaning that facial experience can influence emotional experience.
You can find out more: https://laughteryoga.org
WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
First Sunday of May is World Laughter Day.
Our mission is to bring good health, joy and world peace thru laughter.
Created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of togetherness and friendship through laughter.