Do laughter yoga to have a brilliant day
Over the years, laughter yoga has seriously taken hold as a 'well-bumming workout' as Wikipedia calls it. Laughter is healthy, we need to laugh more frequently and laughter yoga can help us in that. According to the advocates of laughter yoga, it combines gentle yoga breathing or Pranayama, stretching, and simulated unconditional laughter.
Often, when laughter yoga is practiced in a group setting, the laughter becomes genuine and supportive. Laughter yoga was started and made popular by Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995 in Mumbai. Here is how to get started in with the simplest Laughter Yoga exercises recommended by him: Breathe in slowly and fully and clap your hands in front of the chest. Then focus on your stomach and laugh "Ho, ho." Thereafter, focus on your chest and laugh "Ha ha." Change eleven times between your abdomen and your chest up and down, and shout, "Ho ho, Ha ha, Ho ho".
But the most popular is the laughing wave yoga. In this yoga, one has to bend the upper body to the ground with hands facing down and then raise hands upward to heaven yelling: "Ha ha ha ha." Perform the laughing wave yoga several times daily.
Another laughter yoga exercise consists of laying your hands on your head and laugh inside your head with "He he he" sound eleven times. Similarly, one can lay hands on one's stomach and yell "Ho ho ho". In yet another laughter yoga exercise, you can trample your feet on the ground, yelling: "Hu hu hu".
Some studies have proved that daily laughter yoga of about 30 minutes benefits the cardiovascular system and reduces blood pressure besides reducing stress. Some physiotherapists regard laughter yoga as a gentle and interesting aerobic workout that is good for heart, diaphragm, abdominal, intercostal, respiratory, and facial muscles.