Posted by: physicalimmortalitythemasspossibility | July 30, 2010

Is Laughter a key for healthy life extension / physical immortality philosophy?

I feel  that  laughter is very LIFE ENHANCING.

 Did you know the study of laughter is called Gelotology – sounds like some wobbling ‘gelo’ – fairly apt really ! Laughter in itself is a very funny thing – no wonder it’s contagious!

I read an article the other day in Eco living health Aware magazine by a comedian, Anthony Ackroyd who said he has experienced moments of transcendence and oneness in front of a laughing audience. He also reported these interesting developments around the world – ‘In France, factory workers take ‘laugh breaks’ to manage stress levels. In the US, a cancer support group called ‘humour your tumour’ has formed. New York welcomes 12,000 people from 6 continents to a conference on ‘The positive power of humour and creativity’. In the UK depressives ditch their prozac and implement a supervised program of smile therapy. CEO’s in Brazil employ humour consultants to transform their corporate culture. ‘World Laughter Day’ which began in India now involves tens of thousands of people around the world practicing yogic laughter techniques together to promote the physical and emotional benifit of pure joy’.

 The Sunshine laughter group has this to say about their activity – ‘Laughter Yoga is a unique concept that anyone can laugh for no reason (no jokes, humour or comedy is needed) you can just fake it ’til you make it! It’s a little known scientific fact that your body cannot tell the difference between real & fake laughter and in either case your body responds with positive happy chemicals. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercise with Yoga breathing. The breathing increases the oxygen to the brain & body, thereby increasing your energy & general wellbeing. A Laughter Yoga session also includes a large element of childlike playfulness and movement using direct eye contact which stimulates spontaneous infectious laughter. Laughter Yoga is not about the person who can laugh the loudest or funniest its more about finding the spontaneous joy and fun that can bubble up gently, in any case, it will be uniquely yours.’

 I’ve attended this group – it’s lots of fun!

Anthony Ackroyd said that at one gig he did, when he went out into the audience later a man said he’d been feeling suicidal before the show, that had now shifted and he made the comment – ‘ You wouldn’t be dead for quids when you can have a laugh’

Ya wouldn’t , would Ya!!!!


I’m excited to share with you my book ‘THE FUN WAY OF PHYSICAL IMMORTALITY PHILOSOPHY’. In the ‘FUN WAY’, fun emanates from a deep loving space within the heart and spirit. It is an educational and playful celebration of the ‘party of ongoing, healthy life’!
 Available at as an eBook and in printed form



  1. Lovely blog!

    How do you like LuLu? I thought about publishing my book through there…

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