Laugh for No Reason – it’s good for you!
Before we start let’s clear up a few misconceptions about laughter:
- you must have a sense of humour to laugh
- you have to have a reason to laugh
- you need to be happy to laugh
Yet, as a people we have forgotten how to laugh!
According to a study done by German Psychologist Dr. Michael Titze, children laugh spontaneously hundreds of times a day. Adults laugh less than 15 times a day.
Our laughter grows up with us, from being innocent and spontaneous to being conditioned and controlled.
Same study by Dr. Titze shows that fifty years ago people laughed 18 minutes a day. Today, however, we laugh for only six.
Laughter Yoga as a solution
There are so many benefits to get from laughing that you’d be mad no to!
– Laughter releases endorphins
– Acts as aerobic exercise
– Unleashes inhibitions
– Great team building tool
– Helps boost our immune system
– Tones muscles
– Encourages positive thinking
– Relaxes the whole body
It is important to note that ‘laughing for no reason’ is different from laughing with humour. We are not born with a sense of humour but we are born with a pre-loaded ability to laugh.
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