Laughter and health- Dr Srikant Sharma
Laughter and health Dr Srikant Sharma Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin In India, World Laughter Day was first observed was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai. It was created in 1998 by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. It was marked for world peace and to build up a sense of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
Laughter may be defined as the manifestation of the combination of bodily phenomena (such as the rapid deep inspiration, the forcible jerky expiration, the utterance of inarticulate sounds, the facial distortion, the shaking of the sides) that forms the instinctive expression of joyous; and that can be produced by certain physical sensations, such as tickling.
There are primarily two types of laughter- Duchenne laughter (relaxed, unforced laughter that is emotional stimulus-driven, involving involuntary contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscles) and non-Duchenne laughter (context-driven and emotionless, with no orbicularis oculi involvement).