Benefits of Laughter Yoga for Business World


Corporate Benefits of LY

By introducing Laughter Yoga sessions for all every staff, companies have reported happier workplaces, increased efficiency, better communication, increase in sales and productivity, increased creativity and better teamwork, decrease in illness and absenteeism and a reduction in employee turnover.


The essence of Laughter.

Yoga system is to cultivate childlike playfulness. This playfulness stimulates activity in the creative part of the brain. This helps to generate new ideas and insights about workplace issues and problems.

In this highly competitive market, one needs to introduce new ideas and constant innovation to stay ahead. Laughter Yoga will help people become more creative and innovative.

Peak Performance

At a given time,

the performance depends upon mood. Laughter Yoga has the power to change the mood state within minutes by releasing neuropeptides from the brain cells called endorphins.

Science tells us that the brain needs 25% more oxygen than other body organs. Laughter Yoga increases the net supply of oxygen which helps in optimal performance and also boosts energy levels.

Team Building

“People who laugh together, work together.”

John Cleese, a renowned British comedian, once said during his visit to Mumbai that,  "Laughter is a great connector of people. It breaks all hierarchies and is a force for democracy."

Laughter Yoga is a powerful tool that can give you a highly motivated and energetic workforce for maximum productivity and profitability. It also develops a positive mental attitude, hope and optimism. It also increases communication skills to help in team building.

Stress Release

In this high pressure,

high tension modern world stress levels are higher than ever before. Many people are facing an enormous amount of stress and burnouts in workplaces. Even highly talented and skilled people cannot perform well if they are emotionally imbalanced and stressed.

There are many methods being used to reduce stress but Laughter Yoga is  more cost effective, less time consuming and is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously. It brings an emotional balance. A research conducted in December 2006, on 50 IT professionals in Bangalore, India found a significant reduction in stress levels as shown by decrease in cortisol levels in saliva.

Increasing Attention Span in HR Trainings

Human brain cannot concentrate for more than 90 minutes after which the attention span reduces. Even a 5-10 minute Laughter Yoga session can provide a great energy boost during long HR training sessions and conferences. It helps increase the attention span, enhance learning skills, concentration powers and work potential.

Positive Work Environment

Job dissatisfaction and hostile work environment compel people to change jobs more frequently. Thus, affecting productivity and profitability. Laughter Yoga creates positive energy and improves communication between people. The Bangalore study also confirmed the increase in positive emotions and decrease in negative emotions, thereby developing an emotional intelligence. This helps to create a more constructive work environment and ensures loyalty and commitment.

Laughter Yoga for Health & Wellness

The basic objective of every human being is to enjoy life, live in harmony with family and have lots of friends to connect with. But, one cannot enjoy life if one is sick. Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which brings physical, mental and social well being in a short period of time. People can feel the benefits from the very first session. Dr. Kataria says that in his 30 years of experience in medicine, the two most common causes of ill health are wrong food habits and lack of exercise which lead to heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and many other stress related illnesses.

Business people are very busy and have no time to exercise. Dr. William Fry of Stanford University proved that 10 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on the rowing machine. This is not in terms of muscular movements but a cardio pulmonary endurance. The purpose of all aerobic exercises is to stimulate heart rate, increase blood circulation, supply oxygen and remove waste products.
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