Laughter yoga involves laughing for no reason, through various laughter exercises, and yoga breathing. The founder of the American School of Laughter yoga says, “You may not lose fat, but you will lose the idea that you’re fat.” We love this!
Laughter yoga is reportedly a “very powerful technique for improving health, wellness, and job performance — especially in high-stress occupations.”
It’s a combination of simple laughter exercises (simulated laughter) and gentle yoga breathing, and you can’t help but experience real laughter when in a room with a group. Even doing “fake laughter” exercises has been proven to have the same physical benefits as real laughter, they say.
The Laughter Yoga Chicago website reports that adults laugh less than 15 times per day while kids laugh over 300 times a day.
Think about that! There are apparently over 5,000 laughter clubs around the world.
They say a 20 minute laughter session each day can have a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages, and exercises your lungs. This is really important for people who don’t get regular aerobic exercise.
Laughing releases those good-feelings hormones and chemicals that offer positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted & more.
Fact: the majority of super-aged people have a beautifully cultivated sense of humor in common.