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  • Deaf And Mute Children Benefit From Laughter Yoga
    Nasik, India: During the All Maharashtra Conference recently held in Nasik, India, I witnessed an amazing presentation by a teacher in a school for deaf and mute children. There was a group of 10 children who has been practicing Laughter Yoga 5 days in a week for about 20-30 minutes since the last two years. The school found that in comparison with other children who were not exposed to laughter sessions, this exper...
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  • Laughter Yoga - Master Key In Peace-Building Between Conflict Groups
    Alex Sternick, Israel: Since May 2005 I have trained Laughter leaders not just in Israel, but also internationally under the title of "Playing With Nonsense" – which most of you know as Gibberish Improvisation and Therapy. I have initiated Laughter clubs in my country and have been involved in facilitating Laughter Yoga Seminars among Jewish and Palestinian (also Jordanian) participants usually attending Peace E...
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  • Latin America Holds Its First Laughter Yoga Conference
    Dr. Nathan Mansbach, Mexico: The First Annual Latin-American Laughter Yoga Conference was held in Mexico City in October, 2011 with about 50 participants from different countries: Mexico, Venezuela, USA, Chile and Ecuador. It was an inspiring weekend full of joy and laughter with many laughter professionals presented their reports on how Laughter Yoga has helped them in their different pursuits. The conference opened ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Promotes Peace & Joy In Bahrain

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:24:57
    Laughter Yoga Promotes Peace & Joy In Bahrain
    KM Thomas, Bahrain: This is an island with a Golden smile”- an archipelago of 33 Islands. It is also called ‘the Land of Pearls’. This great country which is only a ‘dot’ on the world map is throbbing with life and enthusiasm and Laughter Yoga has contributed tremendously towards a blissful life for the residents of Bahrain. I was fortunate to be an instrument in introducing Laughter Yo...
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  • Laughter spreads in Beirut, Lebanon!

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:16:42
    Laughter spreads in Beirut, Lebanon!
    Sabine Jizi: First Lebanese certified laughter yoga teacher and leader, got certified directly by the source, Dr. Madan Kataria, during a workshop in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany in March 2011. Laughter Yoga has just started to boom in Lebanon, and the media has been quite curious about this concept, asking Sabine for TV, Radio and newspaper interviews to promote this idea. Sabine has been running weekly sessions at a c...
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  • Laughter Yoga Health And Wellness Show In Ontario
    Duncan Cook - CLYT, Canada: Toronto recently played host to the first Laughter Yoga Show in Ontario. Approximately 70 people participated in the show held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is a new initiative to highlight the various aspects of Laughter Yoga and its benefits, and also to provide an opportunity to connect with other members of Laughter Yoga International. For many, this was their first experie...
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  • Relax And Jog Internal Organs With Laughter Yoga

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:53:34
    Relax And Jog Internal Organs With Laughter Yoga
    Laughter is the funniest and easiest way of internal jogging. It allows movement of our internal organs around, thus enhancing respiration.  Moreover, it ignites positivism and great expectations. Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo: We were scheduled to conduct a Laughter Yoga session at the Department of Justice, Probation and Parole Administration Division last July, when a fire broke out at its nearby Land Reg...
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  • Laughter Yoga Club In Helsinki

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:51:29
    Laughter Yoga Club In Helsinki
    Lisa Leinonen, Helsinki: We recently started a new Laughter Yoga Club in Helsinki which meets every Tuesday at 17.30 with the purpose of generating more awareness among the Finnish people who are not very well versed with the idea of Laughter Yoga. They are rather reserved about laughing without a reason, and look upon it as being something odd and humbug. Anyhow, the club currently has 5-6 members who enjoy the l...
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  • Chetana Laughter Club Launched In State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana), Indore, India
    Jagat Singh Bisht, CLYT, Indore, India: Chetana Laughter Club has been launched in the State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana), Indore, India. The Institute has been recently set up by the State Bank of India to groom it’s freshly appointed officers viz. Probationary Officers, Trainee Officers, Management Trainees, Management Executives etc. Laughter Yoga is being used at the Institute on an ongoing basis ...
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  • Laughter Leaders and Teachers Gifting Food and Education
    Finally, I end this year and walkabout with a special gift. A good friend of mine works at a small center in Kuala Lumpur that serves as school for more than 100 Myanmar refugee children, ages 6-17. Recently, she brought to my attention that their current supply of food and notebooks will run out by end November. The Malaysian government does not recognise refugee status and these children do not have the right to e...
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  • Walk about for Love, Peace, Joy and Lots of Laughs!
    This has been an Amazing year for me! But first, I had stop resisting and accept with gratitude the gift of a sabbatical year when my place of employment in Canada closed. Once I acknowledge and gave thanks for the Sabbatical, abundant blessings flowed into my life and miracles became part of my daily living…hohohahaha! I was inspired to do a Walkabout to Share Love, Peace and Lots of Laughter! This became ...
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  • Nursing & Heart Care Centers In Lubbock, Texas, Endorse Laughter Yoga
    Patty Freier, nursing specialist & Laughter Yoga leader, Lubbock, USA: My interest in laughter therapy began when a physician said that all heart attacks are preventable. In setting up his practice, one of the many things he wanted to create was a laughter workshop. As I began to search more literature, I discovered many references to Laughter Yoga but I did not understand what it was. When I found the video clips...
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  • 2nd Laughter Yoga National Conference Held In Japan
    The 2nd Laughter Yoga National Conference recently concluded in Tokyo, Japan was well attended by leaders and teachers from various parts of the country. Dr. Madan Kataria gave the Keynote Speech “A Life Changing Experience” followed by other participants who talked about the growth of Laughter Yoga in the country and the involvement of Laughter clubs in different fields of life. Laughter professional Ko...
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  • Laughter Happy-demic in Taiwan

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:39:29
    Laughter Happy-demic in Taiwan
    Near 2000 People gathered in Taiwan to create a new record of the Largest number of people laughing at the same time to tell the world that Laughter Yoga is not a laughing matter. John Chen, the laughter yoga master, the moving force behind Taiwan laughter clubs organized this event. He had groups of people coming from all the walks of life- young, old and those on wheel chairs. This event was covered in many news pap...
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  • Laughter Yoga on Philippines Pinoy Biggest Loser Edition
    Laughter Yoga is fast spreading the World. Recently, Laughter Yoga was Highlighted on the Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, where contestants competed to see who could lose the most weight. The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition is a reality show that centers on overweight contestants accomplishing the same goal of losing the highest percentage of weight to become the Biggest Loser. The 12 strong-willed and hopeful Biggest ...
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  • The 6th Australasian Laughter Yoga Conference

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:31:05
    The 6th Australasian Laughter Yoga Conference
    Merv Neal, CLYT, Australia: Well the 6th Australasian Laughter Yoga Conference has been run and won by all who attended. Located at the Nunyara Conference Centre in the Adelaide foothills it was the perfect setting for three days of fun and laughter What amazing talent we have within our own community. The presenters spoke from their heart with a level of authenticity that was inspiring and moving. We had everything...
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  • Laughter Yoga Workshop with Nestle in Goa

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:25:13
    Laughter Yoga Workshop with Nestle in Goa
    Jagat Singh Bisht, CLYT: We were recently invited by Nestle to conduct a Laughter Yoga session during their Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa Safety, Health and Environmental Sustainability Workshop at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, India. The audience included the Executive Vice President from Nestle headquarters at Vevey, Switzerland and Market Corporate Safety Managers from 20 countries including Australia, China, Egypt, ...
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  • Health, Beauty and Happiness in Laughter Yoga

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:22:11
    Health, Beauty and Happiness in Laughter Yoga
    Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo,Philippines: “Enjoy health, beauty and long life - the DMI Way” was the theme of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) sisters on their International Region V Regional Assembly that Sister Cora Afuang gave last August 27th held at the Asian Institute Management, Makati City. The DMI members came promptly, braving the strong winds and almost non-stop rains typhoon Mina brought that...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Reflection …. Reminisces

    Friday, 15 March 2013 09:20:07
    Laughter Yoga – Reflection …. Reminisces
    By: ELVIE PUNZALAN-ESTAVILLO In today’s helter-skelter-super-fast-paced world, time passes by too quickly. Each day is filled with seemingly-endless-must-do tasks, almost leaving us with no time for what- we-like-and-love-to-do things for ourselves. Laughter Yoga comes very handily to clear our minds, keep our life’s perspectives -- and lead us to its magical healing world. It can definitely be like a m...
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  • The Other Four-Letter Word...As in YOGA, Laughter YOGA!
    Sue Ansari, CLYT USA: Several years ago, soon after I had completed Laughter Yoga Teacher training, I was visiting an elderly aunt whom I eagerly wanted to engage in my laughter scenarios. We laughed and laughed and had a really great time, but as I was getting ready to leave, she took my hand and said in a super serious voice, “Now, Sue Ann, I loved the laughter, but I hope you’re not going to use that wo...
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  • Laughter Yoga and NLP Connections

    Friday, 15 March 2013 08:52:06
    Laughter Yoga and NLP Connections
    Jan MacQuarrie, Canada: I have been a NLP trainer for several years and also a Laughter Yoga teacher, personally trained by Dr Kataria. Over the years I have found several parallels between the science of NLP and Laughter Yoga. Here are some of my thoughts. NeuroLinguistic Programing is a the study of individual thought, processing and the consequential effect with each person's emotions, behaviours, actions and l...
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  • New Designs Of Laughter Yoga T-Shirts Launched

    Friday, 15 March 2013 08:50:45
    New Designs Of Laughter Yoga T-Shirts Launched
    So far, white T-shirts with orange writing have been very popular for promoting Laughter Yoga, but now we have come up with new designs which are a combination of laughing faces in green with Laughter Yoga written in Italian, English, Japanese, French and German We have 25% discount on bulk order of at least 5 T-shirts. For orders please contact Raj –  raj@laughteryoga.org
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  • Watch Out For Laughter Yoga On 60 Minutes In Australia
    Charles Wooley: During my recent visit to Australia, we had the television crew from 60 Minutes - a popular program on latest news and events in Australia. The chief anchor, Charles Wooley attended the Laughter Yoga session conducted by Merv Neal CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia in a retreat centre and was completely blown away with laughter! At the end of the session, Chris interviewed the participants as well asked ...
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  • LAUGHTER YOGA ON 60 MINUTES - A BIG HIT

    Friday, 15 March 2013 08:43:28
    LAUGHTER YOGA ON 60 MINUTES - A BIG HIT
    Hello Laughter Lovers, On 2nd October Laughter Yoga was the highlight of 60 Minutes in Australia - the most popular news program. Out of 11 minutes segment on Pursuit of Happiness, the segment starts with Laughter Yoga and ends with Laughter Yoga Ha ha ha.   At the end of the program the Anchor Charles Wooley, said- But in all my wanderings in the pursuit of happiness, I never really got happier than I d...
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  • Laugh Your Way to a Healthy Heart

    Friday, 15 March 2013 08:41:40
    Laugh Your Way to a Healthy Heart
    Modern day stressors, worries and lifestyle changes have increased the rate of heart diseases - a major cause of death and despair. Even as doctors and patients try to minimize the risk factors, scientific studies have proved that laughter is the simplest answer to a healthy heart. An extended hearty laughter is one of the fastest ways to accelerate heart rate and provides an excellent cardiovascular workout and heart...
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