Sometimes my laughter was fake. Sometimes it was real. But it didn’t matter. It all made me feel good.
As a part of the HuffPost Happiness Challenge, a few of our editors joined a laughter yoga class given by instructor Francine Shore at The Laughter Yoga Salon. Laughing is known to have several health benefits, including improving your immune system, relieving pain, reducing stress and boosting your mood.
Even a forced laugh can have a profound effect on our health.
No yoga poses, yoga mats or special yoga gear needed. Best of all, it's free! The modern day life has to power to stress us out, this practice allows you to let go and relieve some stress. Channel your inner child and laugh with us!
Combining deep breathing exercises with special laughing techniques, laughter yoga is a cheerful take on traditional yoga
In a 2005 study conducted by Dr. Michael Miller, director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical
The older gentleman in my laughter yoga training and I are laughing so deeply that we're literally holding each other up
Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing -- they only work because our brains are set up to get high and feel pleasure.