All people need to laugh more. However, people who feel a lack of joy in their life need to laugh the most. When a person laughs, the body secretes hormones responsible for serenity, cheerfulness and good mood. Thus, laughter opposes depression and dejection on the most natural way. Laughter contributes to the activation of the muscles, circulatory system, lungs and allows better supply of oxygen to the body. Laughter has a special role in activating the diaphragm, which plays an important role for the functioning of our emotional system. How important laughter is best illustrated by the fact that in many hospitals today laughter therapy is applied as a part of complementary medicine.
Laughter yoga is a relatively new discipline that allows people to laugh without reason, whenever they want and how they want. It consists of techniques and exercises that provide the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of laughter.
Laughter and health
Laughter is very beneficial for our health, and has incredible healing power. Some of the most important benefits of laughter are:
Laughter can increases the amount of oxygen in the body
Laughter strengthens the immune system
Laughter can lowers blood pressure
Laughter can helps eliminate pain
Laughter can massages the internal organs
Laughter can relaxes muscle tension
Laughter can relieves stress
Laughter can removes negative emotions such as anger and irritation
Laughter is the best medicine
Studies have undoubtedly surprised the medical community not only because of the physical benefits arising from laughing, but because of the emotional benefits in business and teamwork. Laughter has amazing healing power. It seems that laughter releases blocked energy, allowing us to direct it toward positive goals.
One of the reasons why it is hard to believe that laughter can be so powerful is that there are many misconceptions about laughing. One of the most common misconceptions is that we believe that we have to laugh only when something is funny. Studies show that only 1 in 5 cases of laughing involves humor. For example babies laugh though they do not watch comedies, and small children laugh 300 to 400 times a day. Sources of positive energy may be people around you or everyday small things that can make you laugh: jokes, movies, series etc.. So find your reason and laugh, because laughter is the best medicine for everything!