A dose of laughter is the one solution which has the power to unwind stress and uplift joy; the power to slow down a racing heart and strengthen the mind; the power to raise the spirit and fend off pessimism…and all this in an instant. Sounds crazy, but works like magic!
“Fake it or make it…you will get the same benefits”
Exercising laughter is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humour, jokes or comedy. We will initiate laughter as an exercise in a group, but with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
Laughter has shown to be effective for increasing resilience in dealing with distress and also effective in undoing negative affect. Laughter has been shown to improve and help the aging process in three areas. The areas are improving physical health, improving social communications, and helping to achieve a sense of satisfaction in life.
Laughter is the quickest way from misery to happiness! Laughter releases feelings of tension, anger, fear, guilt and anxiety.
In order to get scientifically proven health benefits of laughter, we need to laugh continuously for at least for 10 to 15 minutes. Since we do laughter as an exercise, we can prolong our laughter as long as we want; it brings measurable physiological changes like oxygen levels in the blood, muscle relaxation, blood circulation and release of certain hormones in the body.
Studies have shown that laughter can help alleviate stress and pain, and can assist cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Have you taken a ‘laughsative’ lately?