Yoga Is A Laughing Matter (article from www.antiagingattitude.com)
Fif Fernandes, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha
In 1995, a medical doctor, Madan Kataria, living in Mumbai India founded Laughter Yoga International. Today there are more than 6,000 laughter clubs in 60 plus countries. So what do the laughter clubs do? They laugh ... for no reason ... with other people ... who laugh ... for no reason. Well, that's not quite true. They laugh on purpose with many purposes. Happiness, health, stress reduction, world peace, friendship, creativity and for the pure joy of laughing.
Research shows that our mind doesn't know the difference between real laughter and simulated laughter. The mind just perceives a good time. Theorist suggest that laughter is an instinctual survival tool for getting along. This theory falls short in explaining the person who laughs alone. Evolutionist are probably more on target when they opine that laughter is believed to have stemmed from the physical contact of the tickle.
Theories and opinions aside, laughing just makes us feel good so it's a good idea to add it to your anti-aging program.