Laughter Yoga started in 1995 in a Mumbai park in India, when a medical doctor – Dr Madan Kataria became interested in the power of laughter in curing illness. It started with just 5 willing participants but there are now over 1000 laughter clubs across the world. http://laughteryoga.org
Evidence has shown, that making yourself laugh provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as real laughter because “the mind does not know we’re faking it.” Laughter yoga sessions generally start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, clapping, eye contact and subtle body movement to break down inhibitions and encourage childlike playfulness – something we adults don’t have enough of in my professional view. Breathing exercises are also used to prepare the lungs for laughter,
Laughing is brilliant way to strengthen our immune system, completely reverse the symptoms of depression & anxiety alongside many other health benefits. How does this happen? By bringing more oxygen to the body and brain, which in turn, enhances positive feelings and improves interpersonal skills. Just 15 minutes a day of real belly laughter is proven to be the equivalent of 100 sit ups in the gym – it’s perfectly natural, has exactly the
Well we made it through to day 9 of our 17 days in colour! What an amazing journey of self discovery it’s turning out to be. Today’s incredible colour is Magenta.
Magenta is probably one of the most powerful healing colours there is, especially if you’re looking for some kind of purpose in your life or you’re feeling stuck in some way. Not only is magenta one of the most powerful colours there is, it’s also known for its speedy nature. For example, speeding up the healing process, getting things done in a more efficient and effective way etc. So if you’re looking to get something cleared up pretty quickly, wearing magenta is advisable. In relation to health & healing benefits, magenta is well known for simulating adrenaline and heart activity.
Magenta is governed by Scorpio which is of course a water sign. This means its magickal benefits are around anything watery for example emotions. This is why magenta is so closely connected with the heart chakra.
Magenta is great if you are looking for a new direction on your life path, so if magenta is your favourite colour, then your personality is one that would be known as the seeker. Someone who is feeling like they’ve lost direction in their life and are now looking for a new one. The thing about magenta people, and those governed by Scorpio, this new path MUST be interesting, otherwise you lose attention very quickly. Therefore, the more magenta you wear and surround yourself with, the better.
Hi there readers! Today I found myself pondering on life once again and on one particular subject ‘COMPASSION’.
For some, showing compassion – no matter what the situation is ludicrous, ‘letting people off the hook’ so to speak. In today’s Western world, where crime appears to be on the rise, many feel a stronger justice system is needed rather than compassion.
What’s your take on Compassion? Let’s have a conversation!