Laughter Yoga

Via Michael Levin
on Aug 25, 2009
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Irish Times: “The idea is that the body cannot distinguish between fake and real laughter; they both offer physiological and psychological benefits.” There’s even a Laughter Yoga studio in Ireland…

Laughter is good for you! According to Laughter Yoga Ireland “Laughter Yoga offers: an alternative aerobic exercise (according to Dr. William Fry of Stanford University one minute of laughter is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine); a supplementary and preventative therapy against other ailments; natural pain relief through increasing the level of endorphins in the body; an aide in the prevention of depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders; improved breathing capacity (laughter yoga is beneficial for asthmatics, athletes, actors and singers); strengthened immune system; increased confidence and positive outlook.” LOL!


About Michael Levin

Michael loves sharing what he's learned about organic lifestyles like living off the grid and bicycle commuting. He calls it "lifestyle entrepreneurship". He's into organic gardening, mindful living, and realizes that we only have this life and each other. His favorite quote is "The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both." (James A. Michener)


2 Responses to “Laughter Yoga”

  1. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this.

    I'll have to watch more Marx Brothers.

    Bob Weisenberg

  2. Andy says:

    isn't it kind of weird to gather round and fake laugh? I guess fake it till you make it right?