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  • Laughter Yoga On The Rise

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:38:11
    According to a recent report published in ‘The Vancouver Sun’, Laughter Yoga is rapidly on the rise. Its impact is being felt by everyone around the world but more so by seniors on whom it has had a very profound impact. “What's better: sitting and watching the shadows go by, or laughing?" ask Fif Fernandes and Hamish Boyd, who teach Laughter Yoga in Vancouver. What Laughter Yoga does is it allows y...
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  • Laughter Yoga – The Best Prescription

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:34:54
    "Laughter and joy are antidotes to stress," says Dr. Mel Borins, a Toronto-based family doctor and author of ‘Photos and Songs of a Pronoic Physician.’ He has conducted many laughter workshops in several countries and feels that when we laugh many positive physiological changes take place in the body. According to a recently published report in Toronto Sun, the workplace absorbs much of the stress in o...
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  • Pittsburg Cancer Care Opts For Laughter Yoga

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:31:28
    In a recently published report the Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield, Pittsburg wants its patients to laugh their way to better spirits. The center plans to work with Laughter Yoga instructor, David Russell and soon offer laughter sessions to the patients. "Fundamentally, cancer is a pretty overwhelming disease," said Bonnie Shields, director of support services for the cancer center. She said that people forget to...
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  • Laughter Exercise Photo Flash Cards

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:29:35
    Laughter Exercise Photo Flash Cards
    "These Flash Cards are a wonderful and effective tool for Laughter Exercise Leaders, which will make planning your sessions effortless and fun. The bright, clear images from laughter clubs all over the world help you remember the exercise in an instant, and will be the most helpful tool you can imagine." - Dr. Madan Kataria Sixty jumbo-sized Photo Flash Cards (3½ by 5¼ inches) provide an...
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  • Laughter Yoga with Nepal Soldiers

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:26:23
    Laughter Yoga with Nepal Soldiers
    Not too long ago there was a US army project which planned to use Laughter Yoga to help Iraqi war soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress disorders. Now, here are some interesting pictures of a group of soldiers, in a small village in Nepal, doing Laughter Yoga. Sophie Terrasse, laughter leader from Canada, on her visit to Nepal was pleasantly surprised at seeing the soldiers. They were really enjoying the laughter ...
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  • Seniors Opt For Laughs

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:22:32
    Senior citizens worldwide have greatly benefited from practicing Laughter Yoga. It is being practiced among seniors in many aged care facilities in Canada, USA, Israel and Europe. Recently, about 400 senior citizens attended the San Diego County-sponsored Vital Aging Conference where they were encouraged to use laughter as a way to stay healthy. "During these challenging times, it's important for us to keep a good p...
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  • Laughter Yoga in Tunisia

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:16:01
    "Ho ho ha ha ha," said several women clapping their hands and walking barefoot in a bright room located in Tunis. Each woman roared with laughs in an attempt to see beyond her problems. A recent study showed that most women in Tunisia suffer from anxiety. While seeking alternatives to resolve their stress, they discovered Laughter Yoga – a powerful technique to relieve stress and generate positive energy and ...
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  • Australian Laughter Tour – July, 2009

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:14:43
    Australian Laughter Tour – July, 2009
    We have just finished a very successful nationwide laughter tour of 5 cities - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. This was organized by Fortune Events with help from Merv Neal, CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia & NZ. Now, we're off to the first Laughter and Silence Retreat near Melbourne. We also visited Federation Square laughter club in the heart of Melbourne city where laughter leaders and cl...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Stress Buster

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:12:07
    More and more people from different sections of society are benefiting from Laughter Yoga as it has proved to be the best form of stress release. A recent article reports of how a motley group of cleaners, electricians, plumbers and other support staff of two residential towers in Dubai enjoy a hearty laugh to give themselves a break from their daily grind. According to one technician, it also helps them to relax and...
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  • A Daily Laugh for You

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:11:25
    Seeing and experiencing the healing and connecting power of Laughter Yoga, Chris Pollitt has started a project called ‘A Daily Laugh For You.’ The idea is to record laughter with one or more persons every day and post it on YouTube. According to Chris it is a great way to meet new people, share about Laughter Yoga, and spread joy.  He wants to keep the project running to help as many people to laugh...
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  • Coping With Cancer - Laughter Yoga Way

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:10:32
    Coping With Cancer - Laughter Yoga Way
    Sunstone Cancer Support Centers of Yuma, Ariz., recently hosted a Laughter Yoga class at the Serenity Yoga Studio. People attend a traditional yoga class together and end up making it their own Laughter Yoga. This class offers a unique therapy for people who have cancer or know someone who does. In the class, participants hear jokes, play pretend, dance and sing their way into a funny frenzy. Laughter Yoga instructor...
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  • Laughter Yoga For Biblical Joy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:08:49
    Laughter Yoga, simple yet powerful and profound is now being applied in different fields worldwide and is gaining immense popularity because of the many health benefits people experience. “Why laugh? Because laughter reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, boosts immunity, eases physical pain and promotes happiness,” says Laura Gentry, Laughter Yoga expert and pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church ...
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  • Laura Smitherman, was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 23 years ago. She used laughter to help with her healing process. "Being able to laugh about things really helped me get through it," Smitherman said. "People don't realize how their emotions affect their immune system", she adds. Laura is a regular member of laughter leader Laurie Nathanson’s Laughoholic Club which is one of thousands of...
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  • Laughter Increases Good Cholesterol

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:07:06
    Hearty laughter could help diabetics improve their cholesterol levels and possibly lower their risk of heart attack, according to a recent study by Dr. Lee Berk of Loma Linda University, California. Berk and his  colleague, Dr. Stanley Tan, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist at Oak Crest Health Research Institute in Loma Linda, assigned 20 adults with type 2 diabetes, average age 50, to a control gr...
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  • Laughter Tourism - A New Vacation!

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:05:34
    Now you can go on a laughter tour and laugh your stress away! Neil Davenport and Stefan Merrill Block of ARTINFO.com a premier site for news about culture, art and travel placed Laughter Clubs in India on the tourist map. In their travel around the country they explored territory that few vacationers see. Away from the usual spots, the duo visited numerous laughter clubs and experienced the most amazing phenomenon. ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Boosting Mexico’s Joy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:02:55
    Laughter Yoga Boosting Mexico’s Joy
    The laughter community started growing in Riviera Maya, Mexico during the swine flu emergency. Social gatherings were held to help people laugh and cope with life in the moment of crisis. People opened their hearts to Laughter Yoga sessions during these free public awareness events at IDASH in Cancun, Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Morelos and Ananda – Palapa Suuk in Playa del Carmen. These sessions gave people th...
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  • Keep A Happy Heart

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 15:51:35
    Keep A Happy Heart
    A recently published article affirms that mental health is positively enhanced by laughter. In fact, even anticipating laughter changes the biochemistry and provides a sense of well being. According to the report the ability to laugh -- either naturally or as learned behavior has important implications in societies such as the U.S. where heart disease remains the number one killer. Interestingly, one can exercis...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Feel Good Therapy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 15:50:10
    "We get bogged down in the stress of life and sometimes forget to laugh," says Diana Perez a certified laughter leader and self-proclaimed "jolliologist” and founder of Laughter Heart. In a recently published article, she asserts that laughter is natures most economical and instant stress buster that anyone can take part in. She said laughter yoga is a feel-good therapy that promises stress relief, gentle aero...
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  • World Laughter Day - Hyderabad, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 14:04:00
    World Laughter Day - Hyderabad, India
    The ABC Laughter Club - Hyderabad, India encourages members to gather together and laugh to stay healthy. According to the club, laughter is a medicine, just like yoga or meditation can be. Because more than 70 percent of illnesses have some relation to stress, they believe that laughter can help prevent these stress-related illnesses, even if you do it for just three minutes a day. The members of these clubs c...
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  • World Laughter Day - Fort Myers Beach Florida

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 14:01:24
    World Laughter Day - Fort Myers Beach Florida
    Fort Myers Beach Laughter Club held their first World Laughter Day Celebration May 3 from 9Am-11am. Over forty people, ages ranging from 6 -70+, participated in a half hour Laughter Yoga session, played games, held contests and had FUN FUN FUN in the sand. Very good! Smiles, Meg Scott
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  • World Laughter Day - Jamaica

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:59:54
    World Laughter Day - Jamaica
    Here are some photographs sent of World Laughter Day 2009 celebration in Jamaica. We celebrated with lots of fun and laughter at grounds of the Temple of Light, in Kingston. Love Light and Laughter Winnie Anderson-Brown & Laughter Leaders
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  • World Laughter Day in Hong Kong

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:25:51
    World Laughter Day in Hong Kong
    Here are some of the pictures from World Laughter Day in Hong Kong. We ran 2 sessions , one at 12 noon where approx 50 people attended and one at 1700 pm where about 60 people attended ! It was a great success and we are creating more of such events in Hong Kong to build awareness! Lots of Laughter Veena
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  • World Laughter Day, Andhra Pradesh, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:10:45
    World Laughter Day, Andhra Pradesh, India
    LAUGHTER CLUB OF GUNTUR , ANDHRA PRADESH: More than 100 members of four laughter clubs in Guntur gathered at NTR Indoor Stadium to celebrate world laughter day. Tracing the genesis to the Laughter Yoga Movement launched in 1998 by Madan Kataria, president of Laughter Club of Guntur M. Rama Rao said that the celebration of World Laughter Day was a positive manifestation for world peace and was intended to build a glob...
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  • World Laughter Day - Sebastopol, CA

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:06:48
    World Laughter Day - Sebastopol, CA
    World Laughter Day was celebrated on May 3rd, 2009. We met at the Farmer's Market in Sebastopol, CA and asked people to laugh for 1 minute for world peace. Here are the snippets of the day.
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  • World Laughter Day - Bahrain

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:55:48
    World Laughter Day - Bahrain
    KCA Laughter Club - the one and only laughter club in Bahrain celebrated World Laughter Day - 2009 with a variety of activities at KCA premises in Segaya. The celebrations started with a laughter march, followed by laughter exercises, and the reading of the wld message from Dr. Kataria, prayer for world peace and finally a laughter contest. More than 150 members and guests enjoyed the celebrations. ...
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