Laughter Is The Best Medicine

How long has it been since you've actually laughed out loud for minutes on end? For me it was watching comedians on Netflix this past Monday. My husband was on Skype in the other room and I was laughing so loud the people in his conversation were asking if they were hearing laughter or crying. To be honest it was a little bit of both-- laughing to the point of crying! If you follow our social media posts, you may notice that this June we have been posting daily yoga jokes (we are unoffocially creating #junejokes month haha!). Part of the reason we are working on this theme is because lately we have noticed that all too often people take themselves and their situations way too seriously (we are no exception!). This creates a situation where the simple situations life gives us everyday stress people out rather than creating wonderful learning opportunities. If a comedian can find a way to make us literally laugh at any situation imaginable, we would do well to at least try to find natural humor in life. Because of all of this, today we will talk about benefits of laughing a few ways to develop your sense of humor.

Benefits of Laughing

  • Physical Benefits

  • ​Boosts the immune system

  • Lowers stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline

  • Decreases pain (chronic and temporary)

  • Relaxes the muscles

  • Prevents heart disease

  • Mental Benefits

  • Eases anxiety and tension

  • Adds joy and zest to life

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves mood