2Ho-Ho-Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha, and He-He-He make us giggle and snort in just 5-10 seconds. It is the sound of thevowels. The sounds of A-E-I-O-U tickle our Primary Auditory Cortex. If you show your teeth and crinkleyour eyes into a smile, and give yourself permission to laugh, you are learning the secret code of healthyYoga laughter. A smile turns into a giggle, and soon you are snorting laughs from your nose non-stop.Laughter becomes contagious when you see how silly you look, or even better, someone else lookinggoofy. Start by faking your first smile; now give a little giggle (like a child), & intentionally do a slowlaugh. Remember, you control your laughter from a single Ha to a flood of Ho-Ho-Ho, by choosing toraise your tempo and volume. Dont be afraid to fake it until you make it - real.Its S-O-O Easy And FunGet the sound of the A in hat E in he. Next is I in hiccup. Now do the O in Otto, andend up with U in soul. Whisper to yourself it is OK to break-up laughing, it is not just OK, but greatfor your mind-body connection. Healing and repair by your leukocytes, phagocytes and lymphocytesimprove with laughter and deep relaxation.How Do We Feel After LaughterLight-as-a-feather, ready to apply for the Santa Claus job. And? I feel totally relaxed, calm, vibrant,new-as-a-baby, joyous, warm, and fresh.Three Laughing Myths1.
You have to have a good reason to laugh. We have been taught that laughing people aresomehow suspect of not being serious or diligent. The most successful executives givethemselves permission to laugh at almost anything. They know it feels good and keeps themhealthy, and in the flow. Follow their example.2.
You and I do need to be HAPPY to laugh. No, we can instantaneously laugh on command. Welive in a FEAR and in a RULE based society that hates seeing folks happy. We usually laugh atother peoples mistakes or accidents. How funny, she slipped on a banana peel and broke herhip. Now learn to laugh for the sake of feeling good and being healthy.3.
You and I do require a sense-of-humor to have a belly-laugh. Not! Just use your will-power anddecide you want to feel good this minute, and stress disintegrates and your life improves.Laughing is about our INTENTION to feel good. We already know how to diaphragmatically(belly) breathe through our nose, and release our exhalation from our mouth. Now decide to doit for the benefit of your mind and body.Google: Laughteryogaamerica.com and watch the teaching laughter video.StudentsWhen students from sixth grade to graduate school (law school) take an exam, they automatically stressout. Their hearts are beating excessively, blood pressure is high, and their state of mind is negative. It iscalled fear and causes our Central Nervous System to shift to our Sympathetic Nervous System.Adrenaline pours out and we are ready for the Fight-or-Flight reaction.