In that continuous ruckus of materialistic busy life, we forgot some vital things which are necessary to live! We are humans as you know and not a static machine. And out of this life of hurry and flurry we tend to forget what laughing is. We get so easily muddled with the machines and electronic gadgets around us and as we get are entering in to the world of latest gadgets and new technology, we are forgetting significance of healthy lifestyle and more then that forgetting a simple ability of human being to laugh!
Laughing is not just our ability but a vital thing like all nutrients play important role in our body. Laughing helps to cope up with the stress and overcome headache constantly given by your constantly nudging notifications on your phones. We have long known that the ability to laugh is helpful to those coping with major illness and the stress of life’s problems. But researchers are now saying laughter can do a lot more — it can basically bring balance to all the components of the immune system, which helps us fight off diseases!
What laughter actually does to your health?
Laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones. In doing this, laughter provides a safety valve that shuts off the flow of stress hormones and the fight-or-flight compounds that swing into action in our bodies when we experience stress, anger or hostility. These stress hormones suppress the immune system, increase the number of blood platelets (which can cause obstructions in arteries) and raise blood pressure. When we’re laughing, natural killer cells that destroy tumors and viruses increase, as do Gamma-interferon (a disease-fighting protein), T-cells, which are a major part of the immune response, and B-cells, which make disease-destroying antibodies. It leads to hiccupping and coughing, which helps to clear the respiratory tracts. It increases the concentration of salivary immunogluobin A. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.
“He who laugh’s, lasts.”
Yes, it might be difficult at once for you to shed off unhealthy living and ease the pressurized nerves of your brains by laughing. But there are many ways to overcome this obstacle by not laughing alone! You can join laughter group. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. It might give you a fresh beginning, and lead you towards healthy lifestyle.
Laughing will not only make you emotionally strong and release psychological problems but also make you healthy as your muscle strains and nerves of the brains get a relaxation. It reduces the level of heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis and various allergies. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Laughing is not just limited to the laughing clubs or having significance in our life style but also has become a part of yoga- Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga)! Is a therapy which involves in voluntary laughing. Hasyayoga improves the physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
Laughter yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, clapping and body movement. These help break down inhibitions and develop feelings of ‘childlike playfulness’. Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter, followed by a series of ‘laughter exercises’ that combine the method of acting and visualization techniques with playfulness. These exercises, when combined with the strong social dynamics of group behavior, lead to prolong and hearty unconditional laughter. Laughter exercises are interspersed with breathing exercises. Twenty minutes of laughter is sufficient to develop full physiological benefits.
A Laughter Yoga session may finish with “Laughter Meditation.” This is a session of unstructured laughter whereby participants sit or lie down and allow natural laughter to flow from within like a fountain. This is a powerful experience that often leads to a healthy emotional catharsis and also a feeling of release and joyfulness that can last for days. This can be followed by guided relaxation exercises.
There might be question arising in your mind how to do it exactly.
1st step- Forget there is a need of a reason to laugh!
2nd step- Place your hands on your heart and laugh making sound of “Ha Ha Ha”
3rd step- Place your hands on your stomach and laugh making sound of “Ho Ho Ho”
4th step- Concentrate on the feet on the ground and laugh making sound of “Hu Hu Hu”
5th step –Extending and stretching hands towards sky laughing with a roar!
6th step- Calming down with meditation.
Though it may embarrass you in the beginning but it is for improving your lifestyle and tear off the unplanned schedule towards unhealthy living!
“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful
tools you have to make that your daily mood and emotional state support good health”