With so many studies and so much research about the Science of Laughter, there are numerous resources to find out more about the scientific benefits of laughter. From physical improvements (eg: Norman Cousins) to mood and emotional benefits. Laughter brings a wealth of benefits.
Science of Laughter
The links that follow are taken from a number of sources. If there are important links you feel we’ve missed, please let us know.
Laughter Yoga in business – it’s seriously good! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/laughter-inc-the-cheering-growth-of-the-chuckle-industry-8661063.html
Study Finds Body’s Response to Repetitive Laughter is Similar to The Effect of Repetitive Exercise http://www.physiologyinfo.org/mm/What-is-Physiology/Endocrine/Press-Releases/2010-Press-Releases/Response-to-Repetitive.html
Loads of great info on Laughter: http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm
Not high-brow, but raised brows! http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/03/laughter-on-the-brain-science
“Scientists Hint at why Laughter Feels so good”: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/science/14laughter.html
Laughter Yoga as Laughter Therapy: http://laughteryoga.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=731:laughter-yoga-as-laughter-therapy&catid=263:laughter-yoga-for-healing-therapeutic-benefits&Itemid=457
The biology of Joy: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1015863,00.html
The funny thing about laughter: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1015917,00.html
Stress and business – excellent article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/corporate-wellness_b_2903222.html#!
Finally, enough of the science – Laughter Yoga is about laughter for no reason – but if you also like a quick chortle, here’s a list of “brain-jokes” – enjoy. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/jokes.html
And to try out a little laughter yoga, and discover the “science of laughter” for yourself, here in Devon – contact us for more information, or see our Laughter Yoga Training courses in Devon