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Laugh your Stress out with Laughter YOGA
Living a stressed out life? If yes, turn onto Yoga now. Yoga has many techniques but the
most famous and easy form is the Laughter yoga. Laughter yoga not just oozes our stress
but also provide some happy moments.
Meditation serves simply as a means of relaxation from a busy daily routine; as a technique
for cultivating mental discipline; or as a means of gaining insight into the nature of reality,
or of communing with one's God. Many report improved concentration, awareness, self-
discipline, and equanimity through meditation.
The Sanskrit word for Laughter Yoga is Hasya Yoga. It is a physically oriented technique
that is used as a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" simple
laughter exercises. With gentle yoga-breathing and -stretching exercises, rhythmic clapping
and chanting of Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha in unison a simulated laughter turns into real laughter.
Laughter Yoga is done as a way to improve health, increase well-being and promote peace
in the world through personal transformation.
Laughter Yoga session may lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. The session may be adapted to
suit the needs, abilities, and motivations of the group participating. Laughter yoga helps
the individuals come out of stress. Stress leads to depression, till now medical science has
not been able to find a way out to cure depression. Laughter is therapy, which helps the
individual to remain fit and cure the disease like depression.
Laughter therapy can be helpful at workplace too. Laughter Therapy helps in boosting
creativity and problem-solving activity in the limbic system in the brain of the individual who
follows it. Laughter allows us to do more "whole brain work.”
United States has more than 500 laughter yoga clubs formed. In India, the laughter club
is a social trend. In order to be healthy again we have to bring out the child within as the
researchers has shown that, the average preschooler laughs up to 400 times a day, while
the average adult laughs seven to 15 times.