LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A QUALITY LIFE WITH LAUGHTER YOGA

Vijayalakshmi J, Dr. S. Kamala, Dr. Chandrakala Maran

Abstract


                Charlie Chaplin made people laugh and he believed that “a day without laughter is a day wasted” for one who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh with family and friends. Life gives us enough opportunities or reasons to laugh our heart out. Only we don’t have enough time to embrace those chances. Due to stress, depression, lack of sleep, negative thoughts and feeling of isolation we aren't letting ourselves to smile at our own thoughts, leave alone laughing at something. Dr. Madan Kataria was the father of this Laughter therapy in India. He used this exercise to promote health through laughter around the world because he knew that laughter has some real health benefits.

Laughter yoga is a unique style of yoga that involves laughing voluntarily. This new twist to the ancient practice of yoga is probably the only exercise routine that will leave you happier and healthier. It is an excellent cardio workout and what starts as a forced laughter becomes a real one and more contagious than a common cold. It combines yogic breathing and laughter exercise to make you healthy.


Keywords


Laugh, Quality life, Laughter Yoga

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