There are times you come home feeling spent following a day’s work. Most of the time, you just end up hitting the sack (that is, if you can switch off! But, that’s a subject of another post), without doing anything else. While sleeping is a great way to recharge, you can also benefit more by pairing it with stress relief methods like laughter yoga.
The essence, of laughter yoga, and the laughter sessions that we run at workplaces and conferences, is laughing for no reason – that is, just going through the motions of laughter.
Learning how to loosen up and feeling good can give your body great benefits. Laughter yoga doesn’t just relieve stress but it can improve overall bodily functions including the immune system, and even your memory and thinking. If you’ve never been to a laughter session, and don’t know how to laugh for no reason, there are many other laughing exercises you can try: Some of these include:
- Sharing a joke or anecdote a co worker or teammates just before the day ends.
- Telling jokes during your breaks.
- Watching something funny (like a clip on YouTube) when you get home.
- Subscribing to a “joke-a-day” site.
You can also sign up with fellow employees to a laughter workshop or laughter seminar. This should make it easier to practice the exercises. Being in a group of happy people is contagious – so spread the laughter.
Kris Popp – Australia’s leading laughter leader
Would like to have more laughter in your life and workplace? Get laughterworks to deliver a laughter session at your workplace or next conference or event? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0438 545 607