Monthly Archives: July 2014

Basic facts on Laughter :)

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It is said that “Laughter is the best medicine”. 🙂

One of the best feelings in the world is the deep-rooted belly laugh. It can bring people together and establish amazing connections. Everything from a slight giggle to a side-splitting guffaw can change the temperature of a room from chilly unfamiliarity to a warm family-like atmosphere.

There is so much to love about laughter. We have summarized some benefits for you. But, the list is never ending.

Benefits of good humor and a laugh

Laughing lowers blood pressure

Lowering of blood pressure to a certain extent reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. So grab the Sunday paper, flip to the funny pages and enjoy your laughter medicine.

Laughing reduces stress hormone levels

Hormone-level reduction simultaneously cuts the anxiety and stress impacting our body. Additionally, the reduction of stress hormones in your body may result in higher immune system performance. Hence, leads…

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7 Reasons why laughter really is the best medicine

When was the last time you really, really, laughed?  At absolutely nothing?

I bet you can remember times that you laughed so hard that your face hurt, you couldn’t move for the pain in your stomach muscles and you were crying with joy!  Despite the pain in your muscles you felt great, like nothing else was going on in the world but the joy that you were immersed in.

So what stops you from laughing like that more often?

Life? Growing up? Responsibilities? Friends moving away? All the heavy stuff?

You don’t have to give in to a laugh without laughter.  You really don’t!

I get asked a lot by my clients about my Laughter Yoga Leader work and every singe one of them want to know how to get involved and how to get more laughter into their lives – BRILLIANT and EASY I say.

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Laughter Yoga – What’s the joke? – Starbrydge

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Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

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Joy to the World Through Laughter

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Ever since we started the Laughter Club scores of people attending the laughter sessions have reported improvement in their health conditions especially those suffering from long term chronic diseases. But, is laughter really a healing force?

Curious About Laughter Yoga?

What is Laughter Yoga & How can it help you?

In today’s world, people want to be healthy, they want to be happy, but instead they are getting stressed out , depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated.

Does this sound like you? Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life? You are in the right place.

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria and it has spread across 72 countries.

You can laugh with special guided techniques: It’s easy. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes or comedy and one can feel the benefits on the very first session!
Real and Contagious Laughter:We initiate laughter as a body exercise in a group and with eye contact and childlike playful ness. It soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
Oxygenates Your Body and Brain: Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxyginates our body and brain, makes us feel more healthy and energetic.

Scientifically Proven Benefits

The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

Clinical research conducted at Bangalore, India and in the United States has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood.

5 Benefits of Laughter Yoga

Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.
Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.
Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system.You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you will heal faster.
Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friends.
Positive Attitude in Challenging Times : Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.

Life Changing Experience

In addition to social laughter clubs, Laughter Yoga is also practiced in companies and corporations, Fitness centers, Yoga studios, Centers for Seniors, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Physically and mentally challenged and Self help cancer groups – bringing happiness to all the places.

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STC Leadership Training Seminar

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The Psychology Volunteers on Bikes Core Group Mishka Watin, Edna Lee and Monica Manluluyo facilitated laughter yoga and drum circle during the Leadership Training Seminar of High School students from St. Theresa’s College last July 12, 2014.

Edna Lee facilitated the Laughter Yoga session while Mishka Watin led the Drum Circle. Around 50 girls from the 3rd and 4th years joined the activity.


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Tea Times: Laughter is the Best Medicine

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IMG_3211Hand-picked rosemary and mint tea. Mint stimulates the salivary glands and the secretion of digestive enzymes, aiding the digestive tract. It is a natural stimulant, lending clarity to the mind. It can also soothe headaches and clear congestion. Rosemary increases the blood flow to the head and brain, aiding in concentration. It is also a digestive aid, anti-inflammatory and tasty little plant. Now, for some positive news: incorporating 15 minutes of laughter into your daily routine can increase health and happiness.

Laughter Yoga: the Chortle Heard Around the Globe

From the United States to Iran, laughter yoga classes and clubs are popping up. I first discovered this peculiar practice while watching a BBC documentary series hosted by John Cleese: The Human Face. A brilliant and eccentric comedian, John Cleese made it easy for viewers to laugh with the group performing potentially embarrassing, childlike exercises: making faces, waggling fingers at one…

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