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10 health benefits of 'Laughter Yoga'

Health benefit of laughter yoga.
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10 health benefits of 'Laughter Yoga'

You may have seen a group of people heartily laughing while you are on your morning walk or jog in the park. Ever wondered about the whole voluntary laughing thing? Well, the first thing you need to know is that it is called as ‘Laughter Yoga’.

Laughter yoga, also known as Hasyayoga, is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. The concept is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter.

Laughter yoga helps you in two ways – alleviating specific health issues and improving overall well-being. Whether you have an apple a day or not, you must do laughter yoga 10-15 minutes every morning. It is the least expensive therapy that offers lifelong benefits towards your mental, physical and emotional well-being. Bhavya Sharma, a fitness expert at UrbanClap, helps us take a deeper look into it.