BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER YOGA
5 BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER YOGA (LY)
One of the most motivating factors for people to join Laughter Yoga Clubs is the belief in the
multiple health benefits they will derive from it. It is not about the concept or the philosophy
which attracts them; eventually it is only about what they will get and how it will benefit their lives.
Most benefits of Laughter Yoga can be explained under 5 categories that are easy to remember.
The health benefits of laughter come in 2 categories:
1. For people who are not sick and want to stay healthy
2. For those who have some illness, LY helps promote faster healing.
People come regularly to the laughter clubs because it helps them to stay fit. It strengthens the
immune system and one does not fall sick easily. Laughter Yoga is a powerful cardio workout and
just 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on the rowing machine. It increases
blood circulation and relaxes the muscles. It is also a powerful antidote for depression, reduces
blood pressure, reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, arthritis and helps in chronic illnesses
STRESS today is the number one killer and more than 70-80 percent of illnesses are due to stress.
Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress
simultaneously and brings an emotional balance. People can feel the benefits from the very first
Your mood states determine the quality of your life. Laughter Yoga has the power to change your
mood within minute by releasing certain chemicals from your brain called endorphins. If your
mood is good, you feel good within and will remain cheerful throughout the day. Laughter Yoga
also helps to develop a sense of humor and you will laugh more in real life. You will always have a
smiling face, a positive outlook towards life and very few negative thoughts.
Laughter Yoga is most economical, less time consuming and a scientifically proven technique to
reduce stress in the workplace.
Science tells us that the brain needs 25% more oxygen than other body organs for optimal
functioning. Laughter Yoga increases the net supply of oxygen which helps in optimal performance.
One feels energized and fresh throughout the day and can work more without getting tired.
Group laughter can create a happy and motivated workforce which includes a strong team
For those in marketing and sales it enhances self confidence and communication skills. In HR
trainings Laughter Yoga is a very effective tool for promoting an increase in attention span.
Also, when you are laughing and playing, your are more creative in your business activities.
The quality of life and life satisfaction does not depend on how much money, power, position and
success you have in life, rather it depends on the number of good friends with whom we have
caring and sharing relationships. Laughter is a powerful tool to connect with people easily.
After the basic survival needs what we all need is appreciation and acknowledgment for our
emotional development. Laughter clubs provide a rich social network of people who care about
one another. This provides a sense of emotional security which resists stress and helps to fight
depression which is the number one sickness today.
LAUGHTER IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES
In times of difficulty, it may be a challenge to remain calm. By imbibing the essence of Laughter
Yoga and its characteristics, one can learn to handle any situation effectively without losing their
composure. Keeping a positive mental attitude so that you can cope with negative situations and
deal with difficult persons in a much better way than a normal person can.
BENEFITS FOR SENIORS
When visiting at senior centers and retirement facilities, the emphasis can be on the health
benefits of Laughter Yoga for such conditions as: depression, heart disease, hypertension, aches
and pains, insomnia, arthritis and diabetes.
BENEFITS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
When doing Laughter Yoga with school children, Laughter Yoga will help to develop emotional
intelligence in children by bringing more spontaneous joy and playfulness. Studies show that it can
improve academic performance and reduces test taking stresses and anxiety. It also improves the
relationship between teachers and students, increases athletic stamina and enhances self
confidence for other extracurricular activities.
AS A TOOL FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Especially for young adults, Laughter Yoga helps them develop a sense of humor bringing more joy
and laughter in their lives. In addition they will achieve greater self confidence, self respect,
improved communication skills such as public speaking, as well as increases in energy and
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Karen Hasick encourages everyone to consider using laughter as a tool for reducing stress, team
building and having enjoyment in your personal and business life. Contact her at (760) 953-2765
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and setup a presentation.