Decades of scientific research had already proven that laughter has a documented positive impact as form of complementary preventive and therapeutic medicine. It quickly grew as a grassroots social movement of independent community laughter clubs, promoting the ideal of a non-political, non-religious, non-racial, non-threatening, and non-competitive approach to laughter. Every day around the world 1000’s of people are enjoying the benefits of Laughter Yoga.
Its core principle is that your body always knows how to laugh, regardless of what your mind has to say. This is because it follows a body-mind approach to laughter, participants do not need to have a sense of humour, know jokes, or even be happy. The invitation is to “laugh for no reason“, faking it until it becomes real. Laughing is an easy way to strengthen all immune functions, bring more oxygen to the body and brain, foster positive feelings and improve interpersonal skills
Clinical research conducted at Bangalore, India and in the United States has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood.
Benefits of Laughter Yoga (Laughter Yoga University)
Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.
Healthy Exercise Beats Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.
Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system. You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you will heal faster.
Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.
Positive Attitude: Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.
Monthly Laughter Club
The Changist runs a monthly laughter club at Staplegrove, Taunton, check out our diary page and come along and see for yourself…
In addition to laughter clubs, Laughter Yoga is also practiced in many companies, Fitness centres, Yoga studios, Retirement and Nursing homes, Schools, Colleges, Universities and it is used by many health support groups – Laughter Yoga brings happiness to so many places!
Contact The Changist to book your session.