Celebrating the spirit of World Laughter Day!
A medical doctor and the founder of worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, Dr. Madan Kataria conceptualized the World Laughter Day on every first Sunday of the month May in 1998. Since then thousands of people across 105 countries in over 17,000 laughter clubs laugh together on this day for world peace and health.
what’s in a Laugh anyway?
Over the past two decades, extensive research all over the world has shown that laughter has a positive impact on various systems of the body. Most noteworthy is laughter’s ability to unwind the negative effects of stress: the catalyst for many of our health problems. More than 70 per cent of illnesses – such as high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, frequent cough and cold, peptic ulcers, insomnia, allergies, asthma, menstrual difficulties, tension headaches, stomach upsets and even cancer are in some way related to stress.
It has become a challenge for people to combat daily stressors and maintain good health. They resort to several therapies and expensive medication, but somehow fail to spot the simplest of them all – Laughter which is the easiest and the safest way to alleviate stress and prevent sickness. It has been scientifically established that laughter has a profound impact on the body and mind. Not only does it help to prevent the onset of sickness by way of strengthening the immune system, it also has a healing effect. It has the power to unwind stress, uplift joy and strengthen the mind … all in an instant.
While, the number of Laughter Clubs are increasing around the world, the business world is not behind in realizing the connection between Unconditional Laughter and the Workplace Efficacy. Scientific researches shows that laughter can help resolve major workplace issues. With new researches on laughter, the business world is beginning to consider laughter seriously as a tool to improve workplace performances.
Let us laugh more for healthier and happier workplaces and homes..