Laughter is the best medicine.
I always laugh at ridiculous situations and stressful ones. Perhaps my body was trying to tell me something all these years.
Laughter yoga is a “…health and fitness craze sweeping the world.” (Retrieved April 27, 2016 from: http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/laughteryoga.)
It combines laughter exercises with breathing practices from yoga in a group setting and was developed by Dr. Madan Kataria. You can immerse yourself into the world of Laughter Yoga at their site:
Studies have shown that the body can’t distinguish between real laughter and pretend so you are privy to the following benefits regardless how you end up laughing.
- reduced blood levels of stress hormones
- engagement of core muscles (internal obliques get a workout as you guffaw)
- uplifted mood