LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A QUALITY LIFE WITH LAUGHTER YOGA

Authors

  • Vijayalakshmi J. Assistant Professor, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
  • Dr. S. Kamala HOD-Department of Pediatrics, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu
  • Dr. Chandrakala Maran Chief Obstetrician and Gynecologist, KG Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

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.

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Additional Files

Published

15-11-2018

How to Cite

Vijayalakshmi J., Dr. S. Kamala, & Dr. Chandrakala Maran. (2018). LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A QUALITY LIFE WITH LAUGHTER YOGA. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(11). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1674