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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Overcoming Stress with Laughing Yoga

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Health-Net: Yoga is synonymous with meditation and silence. Many are advised to reduce stress by doing yoga exercises. However, there are other more effective ways that is laughing yoga.

As reported by the, this type of yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing without a cause is called Pranayama. Anyone can laugh without reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in groups, with eye contact and play like a child, it then turns into real laughter and contagious.

The concept of laughing yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot distinguish between fake and real laughter. One advantage is having a positive effect of the same physiological and psychological.

The idea came from the use laughter to relieve the negative effects of stress among other things, high blood pressure, type diabetes and depression, said Alex Eingorn, Laughter Ambassador in New York, as quoted from

According Eingorn, laughing is very healthy. The effect was like aerobics and activates every organ in the body.

There are some muscles that will only move when laughing, said Eingorn.

Then, the research team from the University of Maryland shows, one minute laughing the effect is the same as six to ten minutes rowing. You can do it anytime, especially when feeling depressed.

Sit down and say to you 'I'm going to laugh now. Before you do you can simply laugh? If it can be directly viewed, cortisol, a hormone triggers the stress will be directly dropped dramatically, says Claire Wheeler, MD, author of Ten Simple Solutions to stress.

Laughing yoga was first developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from Mumbai India. He made the first pada13 Laughter Clubs in March 1995 with only a handful of people. Currently, it has spread worldwide with more than 6000 Laughter Clubs in 60 countries.

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