Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is Laughter the Best Medecine?


Madan Katarie, a family physician from Mumbai, India, is the person who is credited with starting the first laughter yoga club in 1995. He has been the driving force behind over 5,000 Laughter clubs in 40 countries. Katarie says that it does not matter if you really have something to laugh about or not. At first, he pretends to laugh. Then his laughing becomes funny to him and he is laughing for real.

Laughter Yoga is said to be good for you because it exercises both the body and the mind. The mind is exercised through the meditation techniques preformed before the laughter is begun. Those who have participated in his laugh classes say that it leaves them with a sense of warmth, hope and joy.

Scientist at the University of California have proven that laughter, while exercising your cardiovascular, also, lowers key stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin. In addition, laughter boast the body's natural killer cells that go after tumor cell and virally infected cells.

You don't have to wait until World Laughter day, which takes place on the first Sunday in May. If it is indeed true that laughter is the best medicine, then you can mail your checks to me immediately. This is one of the funniest music videos I have ever seen. Any time I need a pick me up, I play this video. It is funny every time.

The performance is excellent every time!



Carol King said...

Ha ha ha Lol lol. Mckay thank you so much for that video, those guys are absolutely brilliant.

Mckay K said...

Hi Carole I see I made you laugh.

I thought they were brilliant too. I would like to have seen the rest of their performances.

This one never ceases to entertain me.

Be well

Rozella said...

Such a funny video! Hehehe

bintang said...

A very enjoyable video to watch..
thanks for sharing this :)

Mckay K said...

Rozella, thank you!I made you laugh.
Bintang-glad you enjoyed the video.

Jeanne said...

Mckay k,

It's funny that you mention laughter yoga. A friend of mine started a laughter yoga business and I just wrote her yesterday reminding her that I'm ready for her guest blog post on it any time she's ready. :)

Whoever coined the phrase "laughter is the best medicine" knew what they were talking about. :)


tikno said...

Ha.. ha.. ha.. that video is the best medicine for releasing stress. I enjoy to watch it.

Mckay K said...

Jeanne-I guess like minds travel along the same lines. It is good to learn that "Laughter Yoga" is understood and accepted by those who know of it.

I am excited about your friends future post.

Tikno-The video is a stress re-leaser in any situation. I am glad you liked it.

Be well