Developing a laughter yoga practice helps develop self-confidence and improves self-esteem. Participating in simple, playful movements while laughing requires we get in touch with our inner child. If we embrace playfulness and leave our inhibitions behind, we learn to grow outside our comfort zone. If we can quit taking ourselves too seriously for even aContinue reading “Embrace your inner child”
Category Archives: Wellness
Laughter is a sunbeam to the soul
“Laughter is a sunbeam to the soul.” – Thomas Mann Laughing together combats loneliness. It helps build friendships and strengthen relationships. Spending a few minutes laughing together creates bonds and connects us. That connectedness helps us feel safe and secure and allows us to feel more relaxed and supported. It’s much harder to feel resentful,Continue reading “Laughter is a sunbeam to the soul”
Laughter is the best medicine
Stress makes our immune system work overtime. This contributes to so many physical difficulties: high blood pressure, aches, pains, inflammation. Laughter helps calm and strengthen our immune response. It reduces pain, lowers our blood pressure, and makes us feel better in so many ways. In just a few weeks, I’m launching a new offering thatContinue reading “Laughter is the best medicine”
Laugh more. Live better.
We spend too much time in “fight or flight” mode. Laughter counteracts the cortisol and epinephrine produced by our sympathetic nervous system. Laughing produces endorphins, dopamine and serotonin instead. We don’t have to be or feel funny or get the joke either. If you self-simulate laughter, your body doesn’t know the difference. Combine that laughterContinue reading “Laugh more. Live better.”