What kind of benefits can laughter bring you?

Laugh:

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

  • Is a psychocorporal activity

  • Is an antidote for stress hormones (cortisol)

  • Evacuates negative tensions (jealousy, fear, anger, guilt)

  • Reduces feeling of depression and loneliness

  • Reduces anxiety, depressive state, insomnia

  • Increases self-confidence

  • Brings a positive vision to things

  • Helps to connect with oneself and others

  • Brings back energy and the joy of living

  • Increases production of endorphins, then increases pleasure and smoothens pain

  • Oxygenates brain and improves mood

  • Reduces high blood pressure and heart troubles

  • Eases digestion

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Is a physical exercise witch stretches muscles.

  • 1 minute laughter equals 30 minutes relaxation!

  • 15 minutes laughter equals 40 minutes jogging!

Are there any contraindications?

First of all, laughing is contagious, so be careful if you get bitten by the laughter bug!

We have serious note:

Pregnant women should consult a doctor before taking part to a laughter session.

Ask your doctor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist if you had a surgery in the last 3 months, if you've experienced an important or recent bereavement.

You shouldn't take part if you suffer from:

  • Heart trouble

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Any kind of hernia

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Serious asthma

  • Bleeding hemorrhoids

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Persist cough

  • Severe backache

If you are in doubt, consult your doctor.

Yoga du rire, laughter yoga, Fanny Moriat