Posted on Thu, 25 October 2012
Sometimes people will object to trying Laughter Yoga. They say things like: I don’t want to “fake” my laughter, I want it to be real or I already laugh a lot. Whenever you hear such arguments to the contrary, be prepared with these 3 great reasons to practice Laughter Yoga as developed by Dr. Kataria.
1. To get the scientifically proven benefits of laughter, one has to laugh longer. Laughter Yoga enables you to laugh for an extended period time. In everyday life, we laugh at funny things but usually, the laughter is only for a few seconds, here and there. In order to reap the health benefits, you must laugh at least 15-20 minutes with resting breaks in-between. Only then, will your body gain the physiologically and biological health benefits. In Laughter Yoga, we laugh as a form of exercise, therefore, you can laugh as long as you choose.
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Posted on Wed, 24 October 2012
The benefits of Laughter Yoga are too numerous to mention in one article. Therefore, Dr. Kataria summarized them into these 5 categories. This is a handy list. So when someone asks you why Laughter Yoga is beneficial, this list becomes a great resource.
1. Reduces Stress
Laughter is an effective stress management tool and is the fastest way to reduce stress. In our modern world, people face physical stress from being overworked. They also have mental stress from various demands and deadlines. Additionally, they have emotional stress due to their relationships. Laughter Yoga immediately releases all three stresses at once.
2. Elevates Mood
Laughter Yoga helps put you in a good mood, because it releases the feel- good endorphins of serotonin and dopamine. This causes a perception shift, which makes everything in your life, feel better. It creates more energy throughout...Read More
Posted on Tue, 23 October 2012
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interact and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. The NLP describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).
When NLP is combined with progressive conditioning, it can create a powerful means of creating change. Through progressive conditioning you can install a belief, attitude or new behavior at a much slower pace and then gradually increase the amount of exposure to that new belief, attitude or behavior. This allows the brain to adjust to the...Read More
Posted on Mon, 22 October 2012
As CLYTs it is very important that one has a comprehensive knowledge about the scientific aspect of laughter and its benefits. Here is an article which explains the effects of laughter on the human brain. Please read on:
Laughter is defined as the act of “making sounds from the throat while breathing out in short bursts or gasps as a way of expressing amusement”, according to the Encarta Dictionary. Studying laughter is difficult since it doesn’t occur easily or naturally in the laboratory setting. Studying gelotology, the science of laughter, and knowing the effects that laughter has on the brain could prove valuable in the treatment of depression and other mood-related disorders.
When people were given humorous material after being hooked up to a machine measuring brain activity, laughter resulted when a negatively...Read More