(World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year . The first celebration was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.)
Laughter is one of our most basic emotional responses, but we aren’t taught to laugh or even to smile; they occur naturally.
Laughter is clinically proven to have a powerful and positive effect on one’s health and wellbeing. Research states that laughter can be used as an effective strategy when it comes to self-managed health. With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. However, it is believed that laughter as a therapy is often underutilized.
Laughter offers an array of benefits at different levels in numerous domains.
1. Social Benefits: Laughter, being contagious in nature, draws you closer to others. Most of the times, people return smiles and share a laugh. Laughter works in the form of a mirror neuron that makes people prone to mimicry and reciprocating.click here to continue reading