The Best Medicine: Laughter

Happy Monday everyone! Who else loved that extra hour of sleep yesterday? I definitely slept in and I feel super cheery and refreshed this Monday Morning!

But sadly, this extra hour doesn’t happen every weekend so we have to find other strategies to keep us feeling sunny, I like to use laughter!

I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It’s getting worse every year
The more I laugh, the more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I’m a merrier me, it’s embarrassing
The more I’m a merrier me
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There is absolutely nothing like that sidesplitting laughter you get from a night out with friends. I feel so rejuvenated and free, I just want to bottle up this feeling!
And yet on average adults laugh about 6 times a day and rarely continuously for 5 minutes! In comparison, children laugh on average 300 times a day!
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When I heard this, I knew that there had to be a way to boost my laughter average up!
Mom and I were talking and learned that laughter is one of the best natural medicines in the world. Laughter benefits are sooooo extensive
-boost immune system
-release of feel good endorphins
-protects the heart
-burns calories
-relaxes muscles
-improves mood
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With research, I found the funniest and simplest way to get my laughter average up- Laughter Yoga!
I know I didn’t think it was a thing either!
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So it is not like yoga where do downward dog and laugh(which would be pretty funny), but actually is a childlike playful poses with simulated laughter. Kinda like acting poses, with forced prolonged laughter which ignites our yogic breathing in a natural and easy way.
Seriously it was such a fun experience, that completely drew me in and for an hour I was completely transported to a simpler and fun time. When I finished I felt fresh, light and free!
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It was then I decided I would continue researching the benefits of laughter throughout my Masters of Education in Mental Health Education. The more research I do, the more I learn about laughter and the more I laugh I see the immediate benefits that come along this practice. I have learned that laughing is the simplest sister remedy for any day!
Wanting to capture this buzz for the long term I have actually become certified in Laughter Yoga and I am beginning to offer beginner free classes, to share the laugh with even more people!
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So please join me, Nov 18 @ 2pm for A Laughter Yoga Party at St. Brigid’s Centre 310 St. Patrick
For more information contact whatsyoursisterlike@gmail.com or click here

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