Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Laughter Yoga

Today in my search for stillness
I find Laughter Yoga. : )
Benefits of Laughter Yoga

* Stimulates deep breathing;
* Reduces the levels of stress hormones epinephrine and cortisol;
* Lifts depression!
* Increases brain endorphins and serotonin that act as mood enhancers and natural pain-killers;
* Improves lung capacity & oxygen levels to the blood & circulation of both the cardiovascular & lymphatic system;
* Promotes better sleep;
* Internally massages the digestive tract promoting better digestion;
* Provides a safe aerobic workout. The heart rate increase in 1 minute of hearty laughter is equal to 10 minutes of rowing or jogging;
* Exercises facial and abdominal muscles;
* Boosts the immune system by increasing levels of anti-viral and anti-infection cells;
* Boosts self-confidence, creativity, improves communication skills and creates positive group energy;
* It’s fun!

1 comment:

  1. Now there's a type of yoga I think I can do. Thanks E...