The Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga has now been proven beyond all doubt.
It became a fact in 1995 when a medical doctor in Mumbai, Dr. Kataria, researched scientifically and proved that laughter is the best medicine!
Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, told us he still carries a woopie cushion and a red nose with him so he’s ready to make someone laugh at a moment’s notice. When training to become a medical doctor, He ventured where no doctor dare venture before, using funny antics, laughter and pathos to help his patients. Robin Williams starred in the film about his life a must-see…
Ha ...you're back then... pretty mind-blowing hey?
The main thing is the brain does not know the difference between fake laughter and real laughter and just releases a wonderful cocktail of drugs into our system. In fact, the fake laughter must be sustained laughter of up to 10 minutes for novices. The effects happen straight away! And no worries because the fake laughter soon becomes real laughter. We have changed people’s lives literally within minutes! with Clive & Jackie St.James Laughter Games…
So you can see laughter is so important in your life you CANNOT leave it to chance – i.e. waiting to be told a joke or for that comedy moment – you (will also) develop a better sense of humour.
“I’ve tried it and it works” Oprah Winfrey
The effects, as you know now, are so many and we are going to list some here. These are the ones that we have personally experienced and have affected OUR mental and physical well-being!
Laugher done regularly have: