Chuckle Therapy Treatment
Laughter has long been associated with happiness and emotional release, but now researchers are suggesting that watching a side-splitting film or comedy show could also do wonders for your health. With the rise of ‘laughter therapy’ classes and even laughter-inspired yoga, is it really possible that a good chuckle (or three) could boost your mental and physical health? realbuzz takes a look at some of the benefits you might enjoy by giggling the blues away.
Hyderabad: “Laugh and the world laughs with you”, goes the popular adage and members of laughter clubs surely believe in this adage. Laughing their way to health, the members are often seen in the mornings, gazing at the sky, flinging their hands about and bursting into loud guffaws. ABC Laughter club celebrated World Laughter Day and the 12th year of ABC Laughter Club, on May
Founded by Madan Kataria who also founded the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement in 1995, ABC laughter club has come a long way with many chapters across the country, where people learn to laugh their hearts out.
On Sunday morning, one could witness the members of ABC Laughter club at Public Gardens attracting queer looks from onlookers. With their infectious laughter, most people over the age of 50 seemed happy and content with their lives. President Shirin Punjawani chuckled, “We initiated the club in Hyderabad in 1997. Laughter is a medicine, which cures many ailments. The members indulge not only in laughter but also Yoga and other exercises.
Since people are stressed, we thought this would be a perfect remedy.” The members of ABC Laughter club perform a therapy in the form of Laughter Yoga, which is a blend of powerful tension-releasing laughter exercises.
The chief guest of the event on Sunday was Uma Gorkha, an industrialist, who recounted many humorous incidents which tickled the funny bone of the members present.
Annirudh Purohit, a neurologist by profession, was the favourite of the members who explained the importance of Laughter in our lives and science of Laughter in an unconventional way. Coming up with a book, Hanso toh Jano, he says, “In the book, I explain why we need to laugh and the importance of Hasya asanas.