Video Of The Week - Laughter, The Best Medicine?

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While there are all kinds of medical breakthroughs being announced everyday, researchers have always maintained that the best cure for a lot of our woes is something that is free, fun and easy to learn - Laughter!

In 1995, Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria, launched the world's first laughter yoga club - A fitness class where yogis combined breathing exercises with uncontrolled laughter in lieu of the Downward-Facing Dog! He maintained that the combination of impulsive laughter and breathing helped stretch muscles and trigger the endorphins that make us happy - This in turn, helps release stress which, is the cause of a lot of our ailments.

There must be something to this theory - For today, there are over 6,000 laughter yoga clubs located in as many countries ranging from Australia to Kenya to the USA. Members get together everyday or at the very minimum twice a week and 'exercise' by simply laughing out loud, waving their hands and making funny faces at each other, to keep the chortling going. Not convinced? Try it with a friend or better still, your entire classroom for a week, and find out for yourself if there is any truth to this theory.

Resources: laughteryoga.org, telegraph.co.uk

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125 Comments
  • animereina2020
    animereina2020Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:17 am
    Laughter is such a good way to relive you that you don't really have to learn how to laugh!
    • whatThursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:10 am
      it didint work
      • WowFriday, April 15, 2016 at 9:20 am
        So cool
        • emojiloverMonday, February 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm
          this is pretty kool and funny
          • fooofofoofoMonday, February 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm
            this is so amazing and i also laughed
            • diamondkid
              diamondkidSunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm
              I think so.
              • bibliophile
                bibliophileThursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm
                Hahahaha... I'm already laughing right now... lol :D :-D
                • kell-bell
                  kell-bellTuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:05 am
                  I love it!
                  • super coolTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:20 am
                    wow, this is cool
                    • BogeyTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:20 am
                      lol