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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

Q: Why Laughter is the Best Medicine?
A: To find out why, watch video and read article below:

Global TV News Toronto Video ::
Why Laughter is the Best Medicine?

Article:: Laughing yourself healthy :
Laughter yoga changing lives for the better

By Susan Hay Anchor/Producer

TORONTO – Certified laughter yoga teacher Lynn runs her yoga studio based on the old adage, ‘laughter is the best medicine.’

“Laughter yoga is an actual laughing practice and it teaches us to engage in laughter without depending on jokes or humour,” Himmelmann said. “We’re actually socially conditioned to wait for things to be funny or listen to a good joke, so this whole way of laughing means we’re just going to find it from the inside out.”
She was first introduced to laughter yoga ten years ago and has been practicing it since.

Himanshi Joshi, a regular participant in the classes, said he has witnessed the benefits of laughter yoga, with the positive effects taking hold almost immediately. “The first class really made the biggest difference,” Joshi said. “It made me realize that I wasn’t laughing at all. Last year, I went through a clinical depression and was actually suffering from anxiety and now I’m smiling from my eyes, not from just right here.”

Lynn explained the benefits range from feeling more relaxed to sleeping better at night. But like most things in life, good things come with hard work. In this class, the hard work takes the form of a series of intense breathing drills in each hour-long class.

“Laughter is a very intense breathing exercise,” Himmelmann explained. “It helps expel the old stale air out of the lungs, it gives the whole system a sense of refreshment, oxygenation. So after a laughter class, you feel energized, vibrant, much more positive.”

William Murray, another participant, agrees that laughter yoga is quite the workout. “It’s just a great way to let loose, relieve tension, and just make yourself feel better all over. And as Lynn said, you lose weight in ten minutes here—better than the treadmill!”

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Dan Jankovich, BSc,
Laughter Yoga Leader, Stress Expert & Emotional Healer

P.S. The great thing about Laughter, Reiki and EFT is that we can do it all by our self. However, to reach a goal faster or with more complex issues, working with a trained professional is very helpful. To learn more about this, please click here: One-on-One Private Sessions & Therapist.


Table of Contents

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Learn and Experience August 10, 2014 11:46 AM D A N
Emotional Healing August 10, 2014 11:13 AM D A N
Self-Improvement August 10, 2014 11:12 AM D A N
One on One Healing Session July 4, 2014 2:59 PM D A N
Health Problems April 29, 2014 12:31 AM D A N
Why Laughter is the Best Medicine April 4, 2014 6:26 PM D A N
Global TV News Toronto - Is Laughter best medicine April 7, 2014 6:35 PM D A N
Some Interesting Stuff (not meditation) January 31, 2014 1:34 PM D A N
Group Reviews January 24, 2014 1:04 AM D A N
Health and Pain Testimonials December 30, 2013 1:08 PM D A N
Stress Testimonials December 30, 2013 1:09 PM D A N
General Testimonials January 27, 2014 12:18 AM D A N

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