Laughter is Contagious and has a Powerful and Immediate Positive Effect.
When we are children, we have a natural tendency to find ways of having fun, enjoying life, and LAUGHING a lot. But as we grow up, as we become more and more influenced by the conditioning of the adults in our lives, we seem to disconnect from our natural playful nature. Even though we may secretly long for the playfulness of our youth, we seem to abide by the dictates of society and “grow up” to become much more serious. About almost EVERYTHING!
But, we might ask: what does it cost us?
You don’t need humor or comedy to laugh. You can choose to laugh if you really want to! It’s true! And amazingly, the body receives the same physical and emotional benefits from “pretend laughter” as it does from the real thing.
As you’ve heard the Soul Talk Guys mention on numerous occasions, we often work very hard to contain our emotions in our body. Well, guess what? Laughter, like tears, can be a great release!
In this episode, Tommy & David are joined by a certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Linda Shively, who shares her wisdom about this subject.
The benefits of laughter cannot be overstated. And if you take it a step further and begin to practice Laughter Yoga, then you can expect to:
- Increase blood flow and oxygen in your body
- Enhance uplifting endorphin levels
- Reduce pain
- Stimulate the immune, digestive, and cardiac systems
- Reduce stress levels
- Stretch and relax tight muscles
- Have fun!
So, join the fun and check out the video! Let David & Tommy and their beautiful guest Linda Shively inspire you to reconnect to that delightful little child within who just loves to laugh!