Anu Aggarwal Foundation

Awaken Happiness increase Wellbeing 

How can we define terms such as happiness, wellbeing and quality of life? These are often used interchangeably to talk about what it means to have good psychological or mental health.

Happiness is a state of mind

It is an emotion you experience, and when you feel happy, you know it. The brain chemicals that can drive the sensation, positive emotions of joy are dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins (sometimes referred to as D.O.S.E) and the capsule of inventive medicine Anufunyoga does just that of which Anu takes classes herself. 

‘Don’t worry, be happy’ 

As the song says, juxtaposes the negative emotion of worry and the positive feeling of being happy. This suggests that you need to remove worry from your life to be happy. However, feeling happy and being happy doesn’t just mean the absence of sadness, worry or poor health – although there’s no doubt that you’re more likely to feel happy when you’re not stressed or anxious and when you feel physically healthy.

Certain activities and approaches 

Can help you feel happy or happier; one of these is anufnyoga which has shown the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that can elevate mood and produce a feeling of happiness and wellbeing. Being generous, compassionate, optimistic and appreciating what you have in life may help people feel happier. Planting positive affirmations in a persons mind is what is seen to make people feel happiness and joy.