Stress is the number killer today and is responsible for 80% of all sickness. It weakens the body and the mind and leads to a state of disability and non – functionality. Laughter Yoga is a powerful therapy against negative emotions. It is one of the most powerful techniques to remedy stress as it combines fun and easy aerobic exercise with physiological and emotional benefits and stress reduction.
It has the ability to transcend worries and reduce stress levels almost immediately as it triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and produces a general sense of well-being. It stresses on the importance of deep breathing through the diaphragm which helps in flushing the lungs of stale air and fully oxygenates the body system which gets constricted while undergoing a stressful situation. A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs and even works out the shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterward. It even provides a good workout for the heart.
How LY Relieves Stress In Business World
Being an ideal stress buster, Laughter Yoga has become a great tool for reducing occupational stress which is a rapidly growing global phenomenon. People are succumbing to work pressure, and its damaging effects lead to a broad range of pathological consequences ranging from chronic exhaustion to depression, insomnia, anxiety, migraine, emotional upsets, allergies, hypertension, heart disease, peptic ulcers and stomach disorders etc.
Laughter helps resolve many major workplace issues and improves performance and increases productivity and profitability. It is the single most effective exercise that reduces physical, emotional and mental stress simultaneously.
Physical Stress results from working beyond one’s physical capacity. Working continuously without sufficient rest or recharge makes one physically tired and exhausted. Laughter Yoga is a great workout and it has been proved that just 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on the rowing machine. This helps to refresh and recharge the body as well as the mind.
Mental Stress in the workplace stems largely from heavy workloads with tight deadlines, from fear of losing one’s job or pushing too hard to fulfill basic needs. Competing with others or competing with yourself to improve your performance also leads to mental stress. Laughter Yoga has the ability to change the mood state within minutes and develop a positive mental attitude. It enables one to deal with challenges in a much better way.
Emotional Stress is deep-rooted and caused by bad relationships at home or at the workplace. Even highly talented and skilled employees cannot perform well if they are emotionally disturbed. Emotional problems at home reflect at work and vice versa. Laughter Yoga helps to develop emotional expression through physical playfulness and a playful mental attitude. While playing you focus entirely on the play process and one’s personality takes a back seat. This helps to shed all inhibitions and enables free expression of emotions without fear.