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Practicing ‘Laughter Yoga’ can ease your chronic pain

Laughter yoga triggers a surge in endorphins, lowering stress and pain. Photo: Getty Images

(Risa Doherty/ Woman’s World) — Alexa Fong Drubay was enjoying an afternoon hike with her husband near their Media, Pennsylvania, home when, suddenly, her sciatica flared up. As stabbing pain ran down the back of her right leg, Alexa stopped. But she didn’t turn back.

Instead, Alexa focused on the most painful spot, rubbing it as if she was applying a healing cream… and began to laugh. It may sound strange, but Alexa had been practicing “laughter yoga” to ease her flareups… and within minutes, the sharp pain was gone and she was back on the trail. (…)

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