Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

We all have heard the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine” Well it is! In yogic terms, it’s really the highest form of pranayama, the art of breathing. It expands and stretches your inhales and exhales challenging you without you even knowing it. There are short breaths, hahahaha hehehehehehehe. Long breaths, aaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa. Combo breaths: waaahahahahahahaha.

There is also a school for Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits. It brings good health and joy. Laughter is universal with no language and cultural barriers. It fosters a positive and hopeful attitude. It is less likely for a person to succumb to stress and feelings of depression, if one is able to laugh away the troubles. So keep laughing and be happy! 🙂

Reference

http://liveloveyoga.wordpress.com/
http://www.laughteryoga.org/