If laughter is the best medicine, these men in India must be really healthy. As part of a yoga practice, the security workers below get a healthy dose of chuckles.
[Image: Reuters/Jitendra Prakash via Activate]
Indian security personnel practice laughter therapy during an early morning yoga session in a park in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on August 27, 2008.
Laughter is said to be good for:
- Reducing stress
- Lowering blood pressure
- Elevating mood
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving brain functioning
- Protecting the heart
- Connecting you to others
- Fostering instant relaxation
- Making you feel good
Even faking laughter, as many of these guys above are probably doing, has the same health benefits of genuine laughter. [Source: The Laughing Cure, Elizabeth Scott, MS]
Wanna try it?
There are actually laughter clubs across the world, many right here in the states. Find one near you.