Using the concept that laughter is physical in nature and the fact that the body is not able to recognize a difference between real or simulated laughter, yoga laughter programs attempt to utilize the combined health benefits of these two well acknowledged therapies.
Generally conducted in a group setting participants attempt to initiate laughter by staring at one another while participating in mood setting activities such as petting, yoga deep breathing exercises, and other relaxing laughter inducing activities.
They perform the process of a forced laughter ritual which in many of the participants stimulates genuine laughter. It is believed that all of the participants will each acquire the full health benefits of the exercise.
Pranayama is the term used to describe yoga breathing exercises. Prana means life force or breath whi…