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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Faking Laughter for "Laughing Yoga"

My husband sent me an article about Laughing Yoga. You fake laughing for a period of time. Since your brain can't tell the difference between the real thing and a sincere fake it will go right ahead and release all the endorphins, making you feel good. It also has great healing properties for the body.

All that said, I discovered something today. The brain can't tell the difference from a fake laugh and a real laugh. Neither can my 2 yr old. Made her bust up laughing right along with me. That made me really laugh, so my infant joined-in. The boys came and began laughing too. It left us all feeling pretty good.....and it was all started from a good fake.


Blogger Dr O2 said...

it takes a good actor to trick his/her own brain ;-) guess this won't be the method for me :-) I somewhat have to try fake crying for a change...

great post.

Sun Oct 30, 02:01:00 AM MST  

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