4 STEPS OF LAUGHTER YOGA
STEP 1 :- CLAPPING
STEP 2:- BREATHING EXERCISES
STEP 3:- CHILDLIKE PLAYFULNESS
STEP 4:- GROUP LAUGHTER EXERCISES
STEP 1 :- CLAPPING
Seven Amazing Benefits of Clapping : Please clap with hands facing each other fully, palm to palm and finger to finger!
👏“ Clapping” a Simple Striking of Hands but it’s much more than you Think.
👏 Normally People clap to Appreciate others for their Good works and achievements or when they are in mood of Joy.
👏 People also Clap while Singing songs, Bhajans, and Prayers at Holy places.
👏 It is Scientifically proved that Clapping is very effective Exercise to cure many Human Diseases.
👏 Clapping activates the Receptors in the Palms and cause activation of the large area of the Brain which leads the improvement in Health.
👏 There are 39 different Acupressure points for almost all Organs on our Palm which are activated by Clapping and this action improves Your Health slowly but effectively.
👏 Daily 10-20 minutes of Clapping in morning keeps You Fit and Active.
1. Clapping is an effective Medicine for the Person who suffers from Digestive Disorder.
2. Best Cure for Back pain, Neck pain and Joint pain.
3. Gout is a common problem with Old age People and can be easily cured by Clapping.
4. Helpful for Patient of Low Blood Pressure.
5. If someone is suffering from any Heart and Lung related disease then Clapping plays important role in curing these diseases also.
Clapping removes the obstacles from the Main and Collateral Channels and keeps You Fit and Healthy.
6. Children who practice clapping daily make only few Spelling mistakes and are more hard working than others.
It improves their Handwriting.
The whole abstract of above given point is, Clapping sharpens the Brain of Children.
7. Clapping increases the Immunity which provides the Strength to the Human body to fight against Diseases.
So Start Clapping
STEP 2 :- BREATHING EXERCISES
Laughter exercises are interspersed with deep breathing exercises to help flush
the lungs as well as bring physical and mental relaxation.
A typical deep breathing exercise:
From a relaxed standing position, bend forward at the waist to a point where you are comfortable (different for everyone) while exhaling through the mouth to fully empty your lungs. Dangle your arms. Bending helps push the diaphragm up and empty your lungs. Hold briefly.
Straighten up slowly while inhaling through your nose and take as deep a breath as possible. Raise your arms to the sky, stretching your body slightly backwards. Hold your breath for 4-5 seconds.
Exhale slowly as you bring your arms down and bend forward. Try to exhale longer than you inhale in order to empty your lungs completely. Hold... then repeat.
A variation is to hold your breath a little longer, then letting the air burst forth in hearty laughter.
IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING EXERCISES
According to yogic philosophy, we are alive because the cosmic energy from the universe flows into our body through our breath which is the Life Energy Force or “Prana”. The very essence of our life is breathing. Due to stress and negative emotions, our breathing becomes irregular and shallow, thus affecting the flow of Prana through our body.
From a medical point of view, the most important component of breath is oxygen. Dr. Otto Warburg, President, Institute of Cell Physiology and Nobel Prize Winner (Dr. Warburg is the only person ever to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine twice and be nominated for a third), said about the importance of oxygen:
“Deep breathing techniques increase oxygen to the cells and are the most important factors in living a disease-free and energetic life. When cells get enough oxygen, cancer will not and cannot occur.”
More Oxygen From Exhalation: The main characteristic of Pranayama is that exhalation be longer than inhalation, thus ridding the lungs of residual air which is then replaced by fresh air containing a higher level of oxygen. A normal inhalation fills just 25% (tidal volume) of our total lung capacity. The remaining 75% (residual volume) remains filled with old stale air. Respiration becomes even shallower when compounded by stress. To keep our lungs healthy and provide enough oxygen for our bodies to perform at peak levels we need to take deeper breaths and flush the stale air from our lungs.
The secret of deep breathing is that exhalation should be longer than inhalation. This helps to get rid of residual air in the lungs which has more carbon dioxide. In yogic breathing techniques people are taught to exhale longer by contracting the abdominal muscles which is not easy. Imagine what could be the easiest way to exhale longer? Just laugh. Laughter is the fastest and easiest method of exhaling longer and flushing our lungs. Therefore, deep breathing is not about inhalation; it is all about exhalation.