In today’s fast-paced, stressed out world, it is important to find a way to strike a balance between your body and your mind.
One of the healthiest contagious things to exist is…laughter! That’s right, experts have officially confirmed what we’ve known all along – a hearty belly laugh can significantly improve your well-being. This would explain the introduction of laughter yoga as an emerging workout regimen – truly embracing the spirit of “laughter is the best medicine”.
Laughter is a multi-pronged answer to stress, pain and conflict. There’s nothing better than using humour to lighten your burdens, inspire hope, keep you grounded, enhance your relationships and connect you with others. Humour also helps you be more spontaneous and to ease your inhibitions to do something you generally wouldn’t do. Everything from a slight giggle to a side-splitting guffaw can change the temperature of a room from chilly unfamiliarity to a warm family-like atmosphere. Laughter also helps to develop resilience, improving your ability to acknowledge mistakes without getting angry and frustrated.
Some health benefits of laughter include:
Here’s how to laugh on command: