Laughter Yoga Eases Pregnancy & Birth


Here is a very interesting article that has taken Laughter Yoga to a different level – of stress-free and painless, almost orgasmic birth! It has proved to be of great help during pregnancy and birth, as it has the ability to ease pain and provide succor at a time when the woman is experiencing painful and undesirable sensations. There is no doubt, about the fears that built up around birth, but it doesn’t have to be painful. In fact, some believe that practicing deep, rolling laughter, as taught in Laughter Yoga, can lead to an experience equal to orgasm during the birthing process.

Laughter Yoga is a simple and easy method which works on the principle that when you laugh, whether fake or real, the body and mind do not know the difference. The effects of laughter are amazing including a reduction in blood pressure and significant drop in cortisol levels equating to a stress-free experience. When we laugh, more oxygen ends up in the tissues of the body. Laughter also encourages the body to produce oxytocin, the same hormones released during labor which relaxes the cervix. In fact, mothers who scream and yell, tend to cause more pain as they tighten the cervix and more stress hormones are released in the body.

Laughter, on the other hand has been shown to reduce pain by blocking the message to the brain that pain is occurring. It helps to relax the body and reduce pain for a smooth, easy birthing process. As the main thing, during birth, is to focus on how to cope with intense sensations, it is suggested that if a mother trains herself by practicing Laughter Yoga daily, she is more likely to bring this method to mind and utilize it during labor, thereby reducing her discomfort and stress and experiencing a pleasurable birth of her baby.

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Article Courtesy: Las Vegas Guardian Express