• Laughter is as good as Meditation

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    Laughter-YogaWe are living in a world where everything practically moves and everyone goes about their daily lives just to make ends meet and survive, given the fact of how busy we are trying to co-exist with everybody. When you really try to scratch the surface of our culture and the kind of society we have, you’ll figure out how stressful life can be. We argue, we think differently and most of the time we disagree on some things and have different perception about a lot of issues. These elements will definitely worn us out, we become so stressful over these things and realize that we need an outlet for these, something which for a moment can take us away from illness, pain, anger, hatred and a lot more.
    There are people however, that are able to get rid of the negative things that they are associated with, and they do it through meditation, once a person get use to this method of relaxation they began to take control over their reactions towards what is happening in the environment. This method is proven to be effective. But unfortunately, only a few people were able to master it. This method is naturally hard to get used to. It will take a whole lot of discipline, which obviously most of us don’t have. Since meditation is kind of a hard thing to deal with, researchers have found a way to match its effect on people but done in a totally different method. Let us try to find out why laughter matches up meditation in a humorous way.

    The study, which was presented ahead of publication at the recent Experimental Biology 2014 conference in San Diego, California, suggests that Humour Associated with Mirthful Laughter (HAML) is gaining increasing attention as a non-pharmacological lifestyle intervention that integrates mind and body to promote greater wholeness, health, and wellness, and offers therapeutic value for alleviating symptoms from a variety of chronic medical conditions.

    Researchers measured brain wave activity from nine cerebral cortex scalp areas of subjects’ brains using an electroencephalograph (EEG), which measures brain waves of different frequencies within the brain.

    “What we have found in our study is that HAML sustains high-amplitude gamma-band oscillations. Gamma is the only frequency found in every part of the brain. What this means is that humour actually engages the entire brain – it is a whole brain experience with the gamma wave band frequency and humour, similar to meditation, holds it there; we call this being, …

    Let us not forget that our body is made up of wonders, every inch of it is exist to complements the other. Our part is to simply take care of it.

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