Laughter Yoga = Joy

The development of yoga traces back to the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago, and for centuries it has been practiced for a host of benefits.

In 1995, with his article entitled “Laughter — the Best Medicine,” Dr. Madan Kataria discusses the benefits of laughter combined with a yoga practice he created that incorporates breathing exercises with forced laughter to help strengthen immune functions, bring more oxygen to the body and brain, and provides an improved sense of happiness. You can google laughter yoga classes in your area, or visit Dr. Kataria’s site,

YOUR CURE: Be intentional about incorporating laughter in your daily life —even laughing and smiling at yourself in the mirror  — and see what joy it brings.

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