“Laughter replaces the stress hormone (cortisol) with feel good hormones (dopamine and serotonin). The perfect antidote to depression, laughter promotes vascular dilation and strengthens your heart. It also multiplies IgA and T-cells, active participants in immunity. Laugh till your stomach hurts – it will give your abs a good workout and get you that toned look. Humour therapy improves memory and cognition.”
“The idea of laughter as therapy has been endorsed by many scientists. People facing bleak life situations, fighting diseases, or even generally looking to boost positivity can all
benefit. Interventions that induce laughter have been found to improve the quality of life and cognitive function of the elderly and alleviate signs of depression, anxiety, and stress in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.
Laughter yoga (hasya yoga) is also fast catching up as a much sought-after alternative therapy for a number of ailments. Laughter yoga focuses on prolonged laughter th
at is voluntary or induced and is accompanied by deep and rhythmic breathing. Laughter clubs across the world are championing the role of laughter in total body–mind–soul synergy.”
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