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Laughter - A Remedy For DepressionResearch has already shown that regular practice of Laughter Yoga helps to alleviate stress and generates a positive state of mind with increased optimism. In fact, thousands of Laughter Club members have reported that their depression has vanished and that they are happier than ever before.

A study conducted at Washington University, showed that even a quick intervention like laughing gas had a positive effect on depressed patients, which proves that laughter real or fake is a great way to reduce stressful thoughts. Then what better than Laughter Yoga which is an ideal method to help people to laugh for no reason. It simulates laughter in the form of an exercise, which provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.

Depression is often associated with reduced energy levels and chronic fatigue. Laughter Yoga which stresses deep diaphragmatic breathing fully oxygenates the bloodstream and major organs thus providing a complete sense of well being. It releases endorphins, a natural form of opiate, into our bloodstream, thereby providing a feeling of happiness and safety.

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/editorials/No-Laughing-Matter-But-Remedy-for-epression/2014/12/15/article2571344.ece