They say that laughter is the best medicine and I agree! I like to laugh all the time, whether while watching movies, tv shows, in real-life or just randomly when I crack up out of nowhere. Laughter draws people together in behaviours that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, reduces pain, and protects you from the damaging outcomes of stress. When you laugh a good, hearty laugh, you become a little more relaxed, your burdens ease away and you will start to connect well with others.
Laughing yoga is something that releases all of your stress by doing special techniques on laughing. In laughing yoga, it is believed that there are two parts in the body where we laugh from; the mind and the body. Adults usually laugh from the mind by making judgements about what people are doing and saying and laughing based on that. Children, however, just laugh at whatever they find funny. They tend to stay happier because they don’t have as much stress as adults. Laughing yoga tries to activate your inner child who wants to laugh and play without any tension. So put on a movie like “Home Alone”, Daddy’s Day Care” or “Baby’s Day Out” and laugh out as hard as you can!