Laughter Yoga Clubs were started by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995 with just five people. Today, the Laughter Movement is widely accepted and has become a global phenomenon with over 6000 clubs in 60 countries. Realizing the tremendous power of laughter and its efficacy as the best prescription for wellness, Laughter Clubs have brought smiles and laughter in the lives of many people suffering from physical and mental and emotional upsets.
Modern science has recently ‘discovered’ that a rich network of emotional connections is the Number One reason for people to be happy, and that the most powerful factor in happiness, is good relationships. This is more important than money, job satisfaction or marital status.
The simple fact is that, for humans to be happy, one needs a network of healthy emotional relationships with a group of people who care about us, and about whom we care. To achieve this goal, Social Laughter Clubs have proved very valuable as they provide important social networking benefits, that have changed the lives of many, and driven them away from loneliness and isolation.
Laughter Clubs are fully independent, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non competitive community-based associations of diverse people where all are welcome regardless of gender, age, physical abilities, social or economic backgrounds. They practice the Laughter Yoga method of Laughing for no reason as a form of exercise.