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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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  • Bad Economy? Try ha-ha yoga

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:52:09
    Bad Economy? Try ha-ha yoga
    As going gets Tougher, Americans discover Laughter For detailed report click here Singapore The Daily Straits Times recently reported how Laughter Yoga, the unique exercise regime will help people cope with the recent recession in the economy. According to the report, “Life is hard, the economy is bad, there are problems meeting the budget for homes, and laughter is such an easy thing. It comes naturall...
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  • Doctor Kataria in Taiwan

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:46:38
    Doctor Kataria in Taiwan
    This is my first  visit to Taiwan. It is a great opportunity for me to bring more laughter to the people of China. As I laughed with 17 members of the Laughter club, I could feel their enthusiasm and passion for laughter. This is the first club started by John, the man behind the Laughter Yoga movement in Taiwan. I enjoyed laughing with the Taiwanese people and was deeply touched by stories of how Laughter Yo...
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  • Fun Game from Laughter Club

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:45:45
    Fun Game from Laughter Club
    In the Bedroom This is this fun game can make your group laugh like anything. It is ideally suited as an icebreaker for your workshops seminars and trainings. Also this can be played whenever you have a group of 5 to 50 people. This idea comes from the Chinese fortune cookies. How to play The group leader distributes the cards with some inspirational and motivational quotes. Each member has to read out the quotes alou...
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  • 3 Audio CDs Launched

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:27:23
    3 Audio CDs Launched
    Humming Meditation With so much of negativity in the outside world, one faces a continuous chain of negative thoughts which makes us agitated and restless. One of the objectives of any meditation is to bring down the number of thoughts as less thoughts means less reaction, less agitation and one feels more calm and peaceful. Humming is a great way to break the chain of thoughts and their reactions and help relax ...
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  • 3 Audio CDs Launched

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:26:37
    3 Audio CDs Launched
    EXHALEX means exhale & relax. You might have observed that all relaxation processes like laughter, crying, yawning and sigh of relief are connected to exhalation. It helps to release all fears, stress and tensions from the body and mind. EXHALEX is a quick recharge method for highly stressed people. You can do it in just 10 minutes even while sitting in your office chair. In this, we focus our mind on a particu...
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  • 3 Audio CDs Launched

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:25:11
    Breath Connect Meditation Breath Connect Meditation is a very powerful yet simple and easy to learn meditation. It is a technique of visualization and breathing at the same time that helps you to connect with others in a mysterious way and improves your relationship with others. As you all know breathing is a common connection between all living beings. Our body, mind and the whole universe is connected through br...
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  • Laughter Yoga at Mumbai Street School

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:24:37
     Laughter Yoga at Mumbai Street School
    Mumbai, the biggest metropolis in India provides dramatic examples of the great divide between rich and poor. It's common to see modern skyscrapers skirted by slums. The pavement is home for thousands of families. Many children are deprived of basic neccessities of life like shelter, clothing and education. These harsh conditions and economic disparity turn many innocent children to acts of criminality. To curb thi...
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  • Laughter Yoga in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:22:30
     Laughter Yoga in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Greatly inspired by Dr. Madan Kataria at her recent CLYT training in Melbourne, Lee-Jean Fung decided to become a certified laughter teacher and bring laughter to the people of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Before she met Dr. Kataria she marveled at those who could laugh heartily either at jokes or while watching comedies. But, after the training, she was convinced that people can laugh for no reason at all!  High...
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  • Launching 2 New Audio CDs

    Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:20:57
    Launching 2 New Audio CDs
    Laugh & Dance Party This is a unique experience of laughing and dancing together set to traditional African and Indian music making it exhilarating and very enjoyable.Laughing and dancing are both expressions of joy which is the very basics of Laughter Yoga. If we think of dancing as an aerobic exercise then combining it with laughing makes it an excellent cardio workout. Members of the laughter clubs love to ...
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