LOL – Laugh Out Loud

Like many of you, I fear failure. So where do we go when we suffer such letdowns? How do we heal and regain our strength back? For some, recovery happens quickly. For others it’s a longer journey. It is in times like these that alternative beliefs bring solace. I believe in laughter therapy. I trust it completely to elevate me from my situation and begin afresh.

In India, it is not uncommon to find clubs where people gather purely for this therapy every morning. It is considered one of the most effective forms of exercise and has been extremely popular with learned yogis for centuries. Laughter is a powerful antidote to emotional distress, conflict, stress and pain. Laughing aloud helps release endorphins in the brain that enable an individual to think clearly, gain confidence and perform better at dealing with troubles. Nothing works better or faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burden and inspires fresh hope. It also acts as a catalyst to help you connect with others on a more grounded and focused level. The art of tricking the mind to laugh off your worries works brilliantly since the body cannot differentiate between a genuine laugh and an artificial one. Laughing is also one of the most economical treatments.

I have personally benefitted by combining this therapy with deep breathing exercises – better known as Yoga. The stretching and discipline that these exercises demand help to rejuvenate one’s senses. It enhances the quality of your life. Knowledge is power.

Understand how your body needs to be in complete balance for you to experience a perfect state of well being. Let us learn to love ourselves today. A healthy body and a happy mind can help you live longer too. So give yourself a break and laugh out loud today.


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