Laughing Yoga, is a form of yoga that combines breathing exercises with laughter. A physician by the name of Madan Kataria developed the technique simply known as “laughter yoga in the mid-1990s.” And recently this unusual form of yoga has become very popular. With Laughter Clubs popping up all over the place! There are over 5000 Laughter Clubs in 40 countries. With multitudes of members that are reaping the benefit of laughter combined with simple yoga breathing exercise.
If you have a good sense of humor, and can sustain a hardy laughter for 15 to 20 minutes without depending upon humorous stimuli, you may be a good candidate for a Laugh Club?
Is there any better feeling than that wonderful feeling you gets after you have laughed so hard you almost cried? It a feeling hard to described. It feels like a ton has been lifted off your shoulders, a feeling of total relaxation, and total well-being.
Plus Research studies have shown that when you laugh you use your stomach muscles along with chest , neck, and facial muscles. The muscles that are involved in laughing are tense while aiding you to produce that laugher. After you are spent, and you are all laughed out, not only the muscles that aided in the production of the laugh, but all the surrounding muscles relax. Leaving you feeling physically relaxed.
The results of the studies also support the theory that laughter can produce feelings of well being. These good feelings are due to a decrease in stress hormones that come with the action of laughing. For example, levels of harmful stress hormones such as, epinephrine, cortisol, dopac, and growth hormone were shown to be much lower in a group that were exposed to humor that resulted in laughter, then the group that was left without the stimulation of humor.
Laughter also appears to have a positive effect on the immune system. Along with other health benefits such as, lowering blood pressure, killing some forms of viral cells that cause various types of cancer, and in some cases even been known to reduce different forms of body pain.
So what could it hurt, get laughing and laugh yourself healthy…The Natural Way To Good Health Prevention And Cure