The "Laughter yoga" or "laughter yoga "Is a concept introduced by Madan Kataria , a doctor from India, who in 1995 wrote an article entitled: Laughter: The Best Medicine. It arises from the premise that everyone can laugh without the need to hear jokes or attend comedy sessions, in order to reduce our levels of stress .
The practice of this technique combines exercises pranayama of yoga with fast diaphragmatic contractions of stimulated laughter. This provides the benefit of a genuine laugh from the abdomen that helps reduce the stress , relieve tension and improve the humor .
Whether we laugh for real or just simulate laughing, our body does not recognize the difference, thus obtaining the benefits physiological , biochemical Y psychological , thanks to the secretion by the brain of endorphins and other "wellness" chemicals during the act of laughing.
During the practice of laughter yoga, the laughter starts like a exercise group and soon it becomes real and contagious, thanks to the eye contact and the cultivation of a childish and playful attitude.
For the French doctor Pierre Vachet , one of the most recognized scholars of the power of laughter, among the most immediate benefits include the increase in Respiratory capacity , the expansion of blood vessels , the elevation of the blood supply to tissues , the increase in hormonal secretion , acceleration of tissue repair and stabilization of body functions.
It is also an antidote to the depression and the psychosomatic diseases , because it frees serotonins , natural hormones that act as an antidepressant. And the list of benefits does not stop:
A good laugh also gives us a better perspective of life, allowing us to face the challenges and difficulties with a better attitude.
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