“Laughter is the best medicine” is a phrase we often hear. Laughter has many benefits. It can boost the immune system, release tension, aid in circulation and improve mood. Laughter is fun and contagious. Everyone benefits from laughter both collectively and individually.
Have you noticed how you feel lighter after a laugh? Recall a time when you felt heavy or blue. Then something makes you laugh. Even just a chuckle. How did you feel after? Laughing lifts your vibration and since others laugh when you laugh, it lifts the vibration of those around you.
It is also great tension release during stressful times. This is why people tend to laugh at seemingly inappropriate times such as funerals. Can you recall a time of peak stress and you fell into a fit of laughter and couldn’t stop? You felt much better after, didn’t you?
Laughter brings people together. If a friend is struggling, you go to him or her to cheer them up with a little laughter. Movies, comedy clubs, sharing jokes via email and social media are catalysts to spread the benefits of laughter because we know how good it feels to laugh!
It brings you back to the present moment. Psychology Today calls laughter a “collaboration between mind and body”. When you are stressed, you aren’t grounded or centered. Because laughter engages both body and mind, it snaps you out of your intense mental state and brings you to the present moment. You are back into your environment, feeling lighter, more open to clarity and ideas and your system is calmer.
The song “I Love to Laugh” In the classic movie Mary Poppins sums it up perfectly:
We love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
We love to laugh
So everybody can hear
The more you laugh
The more you fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more we’re a merrier we
Fall in love with laughter. Laugh loud and often. There is always room for laughter. It benefits everyone and makes the world brighter.
Julie Farha is a recognized intuition expert, intuitive insight coach, speaker, corporate trainer and author. She understands the importance of intuition and teaches people and companies how to apply it to everyday life and decision-making.