Gelotology is the science of pleasure and has become a recognized discipline. Researchers such as immunologist Lee S. Berk of Loma Linda University have conducted numerous clinical studies that confirm the following physiological changes when we laugh:
Laughter is a simple answer to a healthy heart. Dr William Fry, Psychiatrist, of Stanford University determined from his work that 20 seconds of laughter (even faked) doubles the heart rate for 3-5 minutes. Laughter Yoga reduces blood pressure and improves circulation.
Laughter Yoga oxygenates the brain and body. This is a major factor in the upkeep of wellness. The exercises used are designed to facilitate longer exhalation and deep breathing through the diaphragm. This. like traditional Yoga, helps flush the lungs of stale residual air and thus increase oxygen to the brain and body.
I have blogged about Laughter Yoga before. I have summed up the results as this.
The Five H’S
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