There’s a deep well of joy within us, and laughter yoga opens up your well of joy,” says Beth Bongar (aka Laughing Diva), a laughter yoga teacher of 10 years. “Remember, it’s not about ‘real’
Cortisol often called the “stress hormone” is the end product of stress reaction in the body. It is one of the steroid hormones made in the adrenal glands – a small triangular structure sitting on the top of the kidneys.
For the last ten years I’ve had a State Government contract to help people start a business. I do everything that I can in the knowledge that around 90% of them will fail, or never start in the first place. A business fails when it runs out of money. But that’s not the reason they fail. That’s the result.
We had so much delicious foods, sweets , happy laugters as well as touching tears
A pilot research study published in ‘Explore’ journal from NY in May-June edition of 2016, explored the outcomes of Laughter Yoga in adults with Parkinson׳s disease (PD) and their caregivers. The conclusion showed significant improvement in well-being for adults with PD and their caregivers, after attending a Laughter Yoga session.
This is a great document every Laughter Yoga professional must have and get it filled by the participants before their trainings and other Laughter Yoga workshops.
This is a very significant research conducted by the Friedrich Schiller University at Jena, Germany and published in the Journal Of Motor Behavior, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2014. The aim of this study, in which seven male and seven female students participated, was to quantify the activation of the trunk muscles during Laughter Yoga, in comparison with crunch and back lifting exercises.
Generally known as the love hormone, oxytocin has also been dubbed the cuddle chemical, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior. It is made in the brain and is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland. When released into the bloodstream it affects the uterus and lactation, but its release into defined regions of the brain also affects emotional, cognitive, and social behaviors.
This new laughter exercise is a direct adaptation of superbrain yoga which seems to be an ancient Indian practice to stimulate the entire brain. This technique has been researched upon in many universities and the results are scientifically validated.