Laughter Yoga is the happiest workout in the world. It promotes a healthy heart by massaging it as one giggles gently from the diaphragm.
Amrita Kadam did a brief interview with me which has been published in the Hindustan Times, Indore on the occasion of World Heart Day:
LAUGH FOR A HEALTHY HEART
The release of physical, emotional and mental stress can help one have a healthy heart. You can do this with a good laugh. Certified laughter professor and assistant general manager (training) of State Bank of India Jagat Singh Bisht says, “Stress is the root cause of many heart problems. Laughing gives oxygen to the body and is a powerful cardio workout. Ten minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on treadmill.”
Laughter yoga is done under proper guidance and can help a person in maintaining the blood pressure level. It also helps in proper circulation of blood and its dilation.
Sharing an experience Bisht says, “About nine years ago, my wife Radhika used to pop BP pills every day. She started laughter yoga and according to doctors’ advice she gradually stopped taking the pills and we used to monitor her BP at regular intervals. Now, she is completely off the pills and laughter yoga has helped her a lot.”
Daily dose of laughter can help in opening the arteries and helps those who have cholesterol problem. It also manages the sugar level in the body. But there is a word of caution here from the trainer. “Laughter yoga is not a complete cure but is a preventive method. Those with high BP and complicated heart problems are advised not to go for laughter yoga. However, a person can surely remain fit if laughter yoga is practiced regularly.”
Laughter Yoga is the best cardio-vascular exercise. Anyone can do it. It is scientifically proven, easy to learn and a lot of fun. You can feel the benefits right from the very first session.
Laughter Yoga is the latest health craze sweeping the world where anyone can laugh without any reason. It is truly a life changing experience because when you laugh, you change and when you change, the whole world changes.
Wish you a healthy heart on World Heart Day!