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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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  • World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:36:19
    World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana
    We had a wonderful time on World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana.  The event was fun, and the weather was nice, so we decided to conduct the session outside the Town Hall building.
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  • World Laughter Day - Visakhapatnam, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:27:40
    World Laughter Day - Visakhapatnam, India
    We started our activity at 05.30 am with stetchings and continued our laughings upto 07.00 am. During this period we carried a banner bearing the content about our activities of the club and walked around so that others no about this. We have introduced many laughings and really enjoyed the event. Everyone of us were glad to hear Dr. Kataria's message about how we can bring the world peace through laughter. C.V. N...
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  • World Laughter Day - Japan - Tokyo

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:20:40
    Japanese giggle away stress and anxiety through laughter yoga on  World Laughter Day Japanese gather in a park and laugh their heads off to celebrate  World Laughter Day, seeking ways to let go of their stress through a  mix of laughter and Indian yoga breathing. TOKYO, JAPAN (MAY 03, 2009) REUTERS - Japanese gathered in a park in Tokyo on Sunday (May 3) to laugh and giggle away their daily...
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  • World Laughter Day @ Mexico

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:18:09
    World Laughter Day From Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNguDxsKNi0 One of the biggest TV networks in Mexico aired this invitation to the people of Mexico to join World Laughter Day 2009 from home as an alternative to celebrate in a safe authorized way due to the human flu. Date Aired: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 World Laughter Day (Music, Medics and Exercise) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_...
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  • Influenza Laughter

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:16:30
    Influenza Laughter
    No body can steal our laughter swine flu or economic crisis. This is lovely photo sent by Nathan who is a laughter yoga teacher from Mexico. Despite swine flu and they were not allowed to have public gatherings, laughter club members laughed over the telephone. Ha ha ha because laughter is not outside it is within us...... ha ha ha
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  • World Laughter Day - Greece - Aegina

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:14:44
    We celebrated by laughing by the sea side at Kolonna Beach on Aegina, reading Dr K's message in Greek and sending Love and Laughter to the Universe! It was a really nice and powerful experience! Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha!! Love and Laugher from Greece ! Eleni Skrekou You can find more pictures here .
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  • World Laughter Day in Salzburg was celebrated along with a city marathon with 4700 runners. Salzburg’s Laughter Club opened the marathon with a laughter exercise and created a laughter mile along the marathon course with lots of laughing, cheering, dancing and music. The runners enjoyed the HO HO HA HA-cheering for them and their exhausted faces turned into big smiles at the laughter mile. The fans learned laug...
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  • World Laughter Day 2009 In India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:05:16
    World Laughter Day 2009 In India
    World Laughter Day was celebrated at thousands of places in India. Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri were present in Mumbai at the Lokhandwala Park where they had first started the laughter clubs in 1995. More than 250 people including few guests from USA. UK and Canada joined the celebrations. After the laughter session, the entire group started the peace march holding white heart-shaped balloons (symbolic of pe...
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  • World Laughter Day Celebrated in Taiwan

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:51:31
    World Laughter Day Celebrated in Taiwan
    World Laughter Day 2009 was celebrated in Taiwan with great fun and frolic under the leadership of John Chen. People dressed in fancy clothes, faces painted with funny hats, dancing singing and music ha ha ha. John read out the message from Dr Kataria and the event was covered by many people from newspapers and television. Read more and see photos here
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  • Laughter Yoga: No laughing matter

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:26:25
    Laughter Yoga: No laughing matter
    With multiple and proven health benefits, Laughter Yoga is the most powerful exercise routine fast spreading to different parts of the world. A recently held laughter session at the Gold’s Gym, Manila, Phillipines highlighted the fact that “Laughter Yoga can be done regardless of the person’s mood. In fact, it sets the person the right, positive, happy mood and with regular practice one can train th...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Break For University Staff

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:24:11
    As part of the worldwide growing trend of Laughter Yoga, it has been successfully introduced in the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada according to a recently published report in St. Albert Gazette. Pamela Brett-Maclean, the co-director of the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program (AHHM) explained the reasoning behind starting up the sessions was nothing to laugh at. The motive, she said, was to o...
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  • World Laughter Day - May 3rd 2009

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:22:18
    World Laughter Day - May 3rd 2009
    This year we will be celebrating World Laughter Day on 3rd May, 2009 when thousands will laugh together to promote friendship, brotherhood and peace through laughter. To facilitate different celebrations being held worldwide we have created a new website - www.worldlaughterday.org . You can gather all relevant information about the event and download the new WLD logo from the site. You can also post you own videos, n...
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  • First Laughter Yoga TV Show In India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:20:59
    First Laughter Yoga TV Show In India
    SAB TV the most popular entertainment channel in India now presents a weekly show, ‘Laughter Yoga with Dr. Kataria’. Tune in on Sunday at 8 am IST to watch Dr. K and Madhuri conduct a laughter session complete with deep breathing and detailed explanation of the history, theory and philosophy of the concept. Watch several people recount their experience and how Laughter Yoga has benefited them. It is a co...
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  • Laughter Yoga Training Videos

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:18:46
    Train with the Master Dr. Madan Kataria – A must buy for all LY professionals These training videos are an excellent resource for Laughter Yoga professionals to add to their trainings. They will provide an in depth knowledge about systems and procedures of a laughter session, laughter meditation and grounding techniques. They will help laughter leaders & teachers to learn and explain the concept, be...
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  • Laughter Yoga to help Iraq war veterans overcome stress
    When I was in US last year, I met Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Gulshan Sethi in the University of Arizona. Fascinated by Laughter Yoga, they were very keen to start a research project on the concept. And here is the news…ha ha ha - Dr. Kataria US Army plans to use "Hasya Yoga" or Laughter Yoga to help Iraqi war soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress disorders. Turning to Yoga to treat US soldiers returning fro...
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  • Laugh Off Stress

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:13:59
    According to a recently published article in Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN, studies have long credited laughter with the ability to reduce stress, increase pain tolerance and promote healing. The innovation in Laughter Yoga is to dispel the notion that you need a reason to laugh. Just the physical act of laughing can bring the same tension-releasing benefits as humor-based laughter. It's a balm that people may be in ...
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  • Laughter Yoga goes to Cebu (Phillipines)

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:07:27
    Laughter Yoga goes to Cebu (Phillipines)
    Laughter Yoga is fast spreading to different parts of the world as people are experiencing enormous physical and mental health benefits. The concept is now widely accepted in the business world as it is the most effective tool to reduce work stress and provides companies and organizations powerful operational benefits. Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Philippines recently conducted a Laughter Yoga session for its kick-of...
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  • Laughter Yoga among policemen in Taiwan

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:04:31
    Laughter Yoga among policemen in Taiwan
    Chris Yeh was trained as a laughter leader during Dr. Kataria's visit to Taiwan. Highly inspired and motivated after the training, the first thing she did on returning home to Pingtong County, south of Taiwan, was to start a Laughter club. Initially, she had no members but not  to be discouraged, she started the club with just her dog! Now she has 6 members and is going great guns. She also introduced Laughter Y...
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  • Skype Laughter Club

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:03:00
    Skype Laughter Club
    Laughter Clubs are really going places. First, it was the Phone Laughter clubs and now Skype Laughter Clubs on the internet. You can just call on Skype and laugh with your ‘laughter buddies’. A very creative and inspiring idea, it took off when a Finnish author writing a book on the use of social media on the internet got interested in the idea of Skype Laughter. Following the initiative, the first La...
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  • New DVD Launched

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:01:13
    New DVD Launched
    One On One Laughter Coaching This is a new program which enables people to learn and teachers to coach Laughter Yoga exercises One-on-One. The format includes one lesson every week for eight weeks interspersed with practice sessions at home and on the phone with the coach. This is the actual video of one on one coaching done by Dr. Madan Kataria with his student Preeti Koppikar who had no past experience of ...
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  • Growth of LY Movement in Japan

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:59:44
    Growth of LY Movement in Japan
    The Laughter Yoga movement in Japan has come a long way from the time the Tokyo Laughter Club was first established in 2006 by two non-Japanese Laughter Yoga Teachers. It met once a month with a lively group of just 5 to 15 participants. Today, Japan has 33 registered clubs and a few leaders have classes at culture schools  while other leaders are bringing Laughter Yoga activities and sessions into their own wor...
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  • Laughter Yoga (Sense of Humor Optional)

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:57:31
    Laughter Yoga (Sense of Humor Optional)
    An interesting article in Washington Post.com by Andrew Ujifusa, Gazette Staff Writer, reports about how Laughter Yoga helped a laughter leader to fight cancer and go through chemotherapy. Not only did laughter exercises help her to get over her problem but she's now teaching Laughter Yoga to the students of the University of Maryland. For detailed report click here
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