Can Laughter Yoga Help Combat Coronavirus

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With so much focus on the recent Coronavirus epidemic, it only seemed right for me to put my Laughter Yoga spin on the news.

As you are now witnessing more and more cases of panic buying of hand soap, hand sanitiser , and toilet rolls. Where the media has whipped the public into a state of concern, anxiety ,and nervousness over the Coronavirus.

All the for mentioned emotions do not come across as very positive, which in turn does not do your immune system any favors when it comes to being exposed to the Coronavirus.

Having had a look through Google, there are many pages and studies that cover this statement including.

Our thoughts and emotions have widespread effects on bodily processes like metabolism, hormone release, and immune function, Simon-Thomas says. One theory is that when you’re stressed or depressed, cortisol levels increase, making your immune system less able to control inflammation, which could lead to disease over time.

So if you are walking around, worrying about getting infected, your body is already at a disadvantage, versus a happier outlook on the situation.

Now I am not suggesting that the Coronavirus is not something to be aware of, however, with a little bit of re-framing and Laughter Yoga practice, your mind and body will be in a stronger position to combat the Coronavirus.

Studies have found that having a daily Laughter Yoga habit is a really quick and simple way to lift your mood, release endorphins and increase your immune system.

Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. By contrast, positive thoughts can actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.

With us all being asked to make sure we wash our hands regularly, for the time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice, why don’t you try laughing the tune twice or even 3 times and feel the difference in your mood.

To re-cap:

Negative Thoughts and Emotions can make you more venerable to illness.

Happy thoughts increase your immune System – Helping fight disease.

Laughter makes you feel happy

Laughter Yoga is a practice, where you use Laughing exercises to encourage Laughter.

You are washing your hands on a number of times a day

So Laugh when you wash your hands.

Create a New Habit today – and use Laughter Yoga to combat Coronavirus. – Watch my Youtube video here.

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