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  • Laughter Helps Cope With Grief

    Thursday, 3 September 2015 13:06:54
    Laughter Helps Cope With Grief
    Bangalore based therapist Suchitra Kaul Misra, is all set to bring back laughter into people’s lives. Her focus is on using laughter as a most powerful healing energy in the world. Hailing from strife ridden Kashmir, she lost her home and belongings overnight, and had to flee with her young child. It was her ability to see the lighter side of any dark situation and wear a smile always that helped her cope during...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helping Senior Citizens

    Tuesday, 1 September 2015 17:18:48
    Laughter Yoga Helping Senior Citizens
    A two day seminar ‘Celebrating Age' for senior citizens was recently conducted in Mumbai, to give the elderly meaningful guidance on several issues. The NGO Vision India, which hosted the event, will subsequently organize a series of workshops on health and fitness tips which will include Laughter Yoga. CEO Janaki Raman said that by 2016, India will have a population of 116 million elderly people over the age ...
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  • Daily Dose Of Laughter For Noida Residents

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:21:22
    Daily Dose Of Laughter For Noida Residents
    Laughter Yoga has become a way of good health and life for the residents in Noida, which includes mostly senior citizens,   The Jalvayu Laughter Club (JLC), which started in November 2014 with merely four members, today boasts of more than 200 members. Commander Ashok Sawhney, who was also recently designated as Laughter Ambassador of Noida, said,“These days every second person is dealing with some k...
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  • How Laughter Can Help Alzheimers & Parkinsons

    Thursday, 20 August 2015 17:09:25
    How Laughter Can Help Alzheimers & Parkinsons
    Till date there is no identified cure for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or variations of the above such as Lewy Body Dementia. Treatments are expensive, and the associated symptoms change your daily life forever. Laughter may not be a cure but it has much to offer on several levels to help both the patients and their caregivers. A study from Australia concluded that laughter therapy calms and rea...
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  • Laughter Yoga Again In Guinness Book! This Time In Hong Kong
    About 1,000 elderly Hong Kong people took part in the largest Laughter Yoga class in Tsuen Wan on May 9, 2015. The session was conducted by Laughter Yoga founder Dr. Madan Kataria in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The event was very challenging as it started raining heavily and all the seniors had to be shifted under a shelter at the stadium. Dr. Kataria stood on the stage and despite the downpour, con...
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  • Cancer Patients Laugh Away Their Blues

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015 11:51:30
    Cancer Patients Laugh Away Their Blues
    Scientific studies have proved that hearty laughter has a powerful and immediate strengthening effect on the immune system. It quickly increases immunoglobulin levels that help fight infection and increases the number of Natural Killer Cells (NK cells), which play a key role in cancer prevention. Therapies like laughter have also proved very beneficial in reducing the trauma and the stress usually accompanying the d...
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  • 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors

    Friday, 24 July 2015 12:52:55
    'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors
    Here is a cafe with a difference! All you need to order is LAUGHTER! haha Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital, a part of the Sibley Senior Association, has opened a ‘Laugh Cafeteria’ where senior citizens go to tell jokes and laugh. It holds monthly, hour-long laugh sessions primarily for seniors but other patients and their family members are also invited to join. Senior Association director Marti B...
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  • Tucson People Use Laughter Yoga to De-Stress

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015 12:19:20
    Tucson People Use Laughter Yoga to De-Stress
    Peace For You, a Tucson, Arizona based company, uses Laughter Yoga sessions to heal their members of their anxiety and depression and create a happy space where they feel open and content, rather than stressed-out and nervous. A session typically involves an introduction, warm-up exercises, laughter exercises, deep breathing and more. Jim Twomey, the owner of the company states that the benefits of laughter therapy,...
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  • Indian Doctor Conducts Laughter Yoga At TED Event In Europe
    For the time ever, a young Indian lady doctor Nupur Kohli conducted a Laughter Yoga session with a over a thousand people at the high profile TEDx event held in Delft, Netherlands. It was a great moment for yoga as academics and politicians joined in the prominent mass event. According to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; ...
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  • Yoga Festival In Morgan Hill, California

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:35:02
    Yoga Festival In Morgan Hill, California
    In keeping with the spirit of the International Yoga Day, people at Morgan Hill, California, turned up in large crowds to celebrate health and fitness. It was a surprise to the event's organizers, who thought that Father's Day would probably keep the attendance low. But Deepak Sridhar, one of the event planners was stupefied to see more than 200 people on yoga mats! There were almost 500 enthusiasts doing Pranayama br...
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  • Laughter With Yoga Students

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:43:14
    Laughter With Yoga Students
    With people realizing the several health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its connection with traditional yoga, lots of yoga studios and fitness centers have incorporated laughter sessions with their practice. One such yoga class is conducted by Stephanie Stewart at the Sammy Williams Senior Center, and she advises her joyful yogis to “take advantage of that free internal pharmacy.” “We kind of let lo...
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  • Message From Dr. Madan Kataria On International Day Of Yoga
    June 21 has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations - thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who initiated the idea. Originating in India almost 6000 years ago, yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which has helped several people worldwide to maintain good health, peace and harmony. Like traditional Yoga, Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) too originated in India in 1995 ...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Great Tool For Care Givers

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:18:03
    Laughter Yoga – A Great Tool For Care Givers
    Here is an encouraging piece of advice for care givers who find it very difficult to cope with stressful times while interacting with aging parents or other seniors having serious medical or age related problems. Rita Clancy, a regular columnist answers their queries and reaffirms that a sense of humor is a valuable coping tool during difficult times, and laughter can be a healing and life-affirming act when dealing w...
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  • Laughter Yoga Keeps You Fit

    Saturday, 30 May 2015 14:57:56
    Laughter Yoga Keeps You Fit
    It has been proven that just 10 minutes of Laughter Yoga is like 30 minutes on the treadmill. As it involves a combination of deep yogic breathing and playful exercises, it is an ideal exercise routine for keeping you fit. The thought of pounding the treadmill or planking for hours can leave you filled with fear, but Laughter Yoga promises to tone your body and cheer you up at the same time. It is the work-out of ch...
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  • Studying Laughter Yoga Up-close In Bangalore

    Friday, 29 May 2015 16:11:24
    Studying Laughter Yoga Up-close In Bangalore
    Toronto-based photographer Meera Margaret Singh has come to explore and question the notion of how forced laughter gets 'real' during the process of Laughter Yoga. She will study and document the 'laughing yogis' of Bengaluru, which has 220 Laughter Clubs and is now known as the ‘Laughter City’. For the last one month, Singh has been visiting two Laughter Clubs, in Basavanagudi and Jayanagar, every day. ...
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  • Nepalese Children Do Laughter Yoga To Help Relieve Earthquake Trauma
    Here are some incredible pictures showing how the children in Nepal participated in a Laughter Yoga session to help get over the trauma after two major earthquakes devastated the country. The children are smiling and playing in a group session, which will enable them to deal with the tragedy and also give some psychological uplift. Laughter Yoga has the ability to reduce stress and help people cope with tragedies an...
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  • Laughter Yoga As Good As Any Exercise

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:39:04
    Laughter Yoga As Good As Any Exercise
    Regular exercising is difficult to sustain for a lot of people as it invariably gets monotonous and boring after some time. A recent research in UK shows that 70 per cent of people would exercise more if it was fun, and almost 60 per cent claimed that laughter would be an ideal form of exercise. Laughter Yoga has in fact proven to be an ideal exercise routine not only for its physiological and psychological benefits...
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  • Laughter Yoga International Learning Festival In August In Bangalore
    To mark 20 years of Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga International University announces a Laughter Yoga Learning Festival. It will be held in Bangalore for 10 days between 15th and 25th August 2015, at the School Of Ancient Wisdom - a heavenly place where we usually conduct our trainings. Inviting Laughter Yoga professionals from around the world for incredible series of creativity workshops on 4 elements of joy (sing...
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  • Happy Laughter Yoga Tour 2015

    Thursday, 14 May 2015 16:40:53
    Happy Laughter Yoga Tour 2015
    Dr. Kataria was invited to Hong Kong between May 7 – 10, 2015 for a series of Laughter Yoga seminars, workshops, trainings and a mega public event. The tour was well organized by Jackie Chow and her team from the Hohohahaha Society. The main objective of this tour was to bring awareness about the benefits of laughter exercises. The Hohohahaha Society has long been promoting Laughter Yoga for the working class ...
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  • Hong Kong Elders Laugh To Break A Record!

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015 16:58:19
    Hong Kong Elders Laugh To Break A Record!
    About 1,000 elderly Hong Kong people took part in the largest Laughter Yoga class in Tsuen Wan recently. The session was conducted by Laughter Yoga founder Dr. Madan Kataria in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. “Laughter Yoga is the most economical, easy-to-practice and scientifically-proven method of relieving stress and improving mental and physical health,” said Kataria. The promotion of ...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Dakota Senior Center

    Monday, 11 May 2015 16:15:35
    Laughter Yoga In Dakota Senior Center
    Today, people worldwide have become aware that exercising is the key to keeping healthy. They have realized the benefits of the ancient science of yoga and its ability to reduce stress, depression as well as cure many physical diseases. Like yoga, Laughter Yoga also lays stress on deep breathing, which is fundamental to good health. It teaches people to change their breathing pattern from shallow to deep, thus leadi...
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  • World Laughter Day In Düsseldorf /Germany

    Wednesday, 6 May 2015 15:44:09
    World Laughter Day In Düsseldorf /Germany
    Since 2008 laughter leader Gisela Dombrowsky has been organizing World Laughter Day in Dusseldorf. This year on May 3rd several Laughter Yoga leaders and teachers, their friends and family came to celebrate the day laughing and singing. The local press was astonished to see this laughing group with so many people coming from different cities. They started with some exercises for relaxation and breathing and then cha...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Key To Happiness & Good Health
    At the New Glasgow library, Shelley Ballantyne regularly conducts a Laughter Yoga session for a group of people and leads them through simple exercises – all the while, laughing and smiling which helps to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. Participants laugh like never before without any inhibitions. They aren't at all self-conscious – and keep doing what they are doing. Singing, dancing, laug...
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  • Laughter Yoga - The Best Medicine For Winnipeg Seniors
    Jeannine Carman a certified Laughter Yoga leader in Winnipeg, Canada, regularly hosts laughter workshops primarily with seniors, some with severe dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and she says the benefits are evident right away. According to her a lot of people get scared and the most common reaction is that 'this is just too weird; I don't want to allow myself to be silly.' But when you're allowing yourself to lau...
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  • Faking Laughter Can Change Your Emotional State
    The brain is always changing. It changes in response to what you learn, what you do, what you experience, and how you think and move your body. Amy Cuddy a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School in her research study discovered that faking a bodily action or posing can dramatically alter the body chemistry. This happens because the muscles are connected to the brain. Therefore, when y...
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