Why Laughing Helps
How often do you laugh? An interesting piece of research was done on the rates of laughing between youngsters and adults. The highest point was 300 laughs a day at age six; at adulthood, on average, it was about 47 times a day.
We can gain a lot by laughing more. Author Norman Cousins, suffering from a severe form of cancer, gave himself an intensive diet of funny films, books, and jokes that provoked laugher day in and day out. He was convinced that the daily dosage of laugher was the cause of the remission of his cancer. Dr. Patch Adams, renowned for his therapeutic successes, uses and describes humor in all its forms for his patients.
What is the key to laughter? How does it heal? Why? Find out, here:
The key to laughter lies in the sound of H.
Although there are many variants in the frequencies of laughter through the attached vowels, it is the initial H and how it is produced that causes its health-giving properties. We all know that if we laugh hard and long enough out sides begin to ache. That is because in order to produce a vigorous H sound, which is on the breath, we have to push those abdominal muscles. The H sound is the essential purifier as the breath is sent upward quite forcefully. As it does, it serves to stimulate the glands and the associated chakras along route.
Come hear Patch Adams at the Imagine! Peace Festival this weekend, September 18th.)
Adapted from The Healing Power of the Human Voice, by James D’Angelo (Inner Traditions, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by James D'Angelo. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Healing Power of the Human Voice, by James D’Angelo (Inner Traditions, 2005).