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  • Reduce Pain With Laughter

    Saturday, 9 November 2013 16:22:01
    Reduce Pain With Laughter
    Laughter Yoga is unique as it approaches laughter as a physical exercise rather than using cognitive humor. This means that anyone can laugh, regardless of their state of mind and cognitive ability. Therefore, it is not unusual for people who have suffered chronic pain to recover through laughter. In fact, recently, a Laughter Club member expressed her happiness and thankfulness by making a big donation of US $3,300...
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  • Laughter Yoga Sweeps Magic Valley

    Friday, 8 November 2013 15:54:13
    Laughter Yoga Sweeps Magic Valley
    Mary Martinat, a former physical education instructor, has brought Laughter Yoga to the people of Twin Falls area in the Magic Valley region of Idaho, USA. Martinat, 76, retired three years ago from a lifetime of teaching, but soon found herself coasting through her days with no purpose, till she discovered Laughter Yoga, which became her new passion. “It’s life changing, and changes a person’s whole...
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  • Laugh Your Way To Good Health

    Thursday, 7 November 2013 13:12:53
    Laugh Your Way To Good Health
    The Comox United Church in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada will begin Laughter Wellness sessions from Nov. 2, to be held every other Saturday until Dec 14. These laughter sessions will integrate simple Laughter Yoga exercises with the power of breath, movement, sound and more into an hour of fun that is a powerful tool in creating and maintaining good health. Initiated by certified laughter leaders Susan ...
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  • Seniors Stage A Laughter Flash Mob In Central Park!

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013 15:16:55
    Seniors Stage A Laughter Flash Mob In Central Park!
    Laughter Yoga teacher Francine Shore, USA, recently staged a flash mob scene in Central Park with seniors, who created a ‘laugh riot’, with the hope that passersby will join them in their hilarity. There were dozens of seniors ranging from 55- 80 years old who kept laughing and laughing, as the class was aimed at harnessing the healing and stress-relieving power of laughter through a series of group exerci...
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  • Laughter Yoga Eases Pregnancy & Birth

    Monday, 4 November 2013 16:12:17
    Laughter Yoga Eases Pregnancy & Birth
    Here is a very interesting article that has taken Laughter Yoga to a different level – of stress-free and painless, almost orgasmic birth! It has proved to be of great help during pregnancy and birth, as it has the ability to ease pain and provide succor at a time when the woman is experiencing painful and undesirable sensations. There is no doubt, about the fears that built up around birth, but it doesn’t...
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  • Laughter Club Tour In Taiwan

    Friday, 1 November 2013 13:02:22
    Laughter Club Tour In Taiwan
    A one-day tour was recently organized for Laughter Club members in a farm in Taiwan, owned by a physician Dr. Wang who emphasized on the importance of breathing. He talked about how Laughter Yoga is an ideal exercise for doing deep diaphragmatic breathing, which helps to bring more oxygen to the body and brain, thus maintaining good health. When under stress or acute anxiety and depression, the oxygen level decrease...
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  • How Laughter Dispels Negative Thoughts

    Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:56:41
    How Laughter Dispels Negative Thoughts
    Bachan Singh: It is known, from several studies, that the main cause of stress and diseases is the mind. Our actions, using the body, will respond in the presence of thoughts. Happy thoughts make us smile, while sad thoughts make us frown. Laughter Yoga is an ideal exercise that confirms this 2 way link between body and mind. Though people try several methods to push away negative thoughts, it is not an easy task. T...
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  • Laughter Yoga For Cancer Survivors

    Monday, 28 October 2013 11:20:45
    Laughter Yoga For Cancer Survivors
    Recently, an East Texas Medical Center treated area breast cancer survivors to a special retreat. The one-day event was held to educate survivors about exercise and a healthy diet, and also to remind them that laughter is the best medicine. Patty Evans a breast cancer survivor said, "I was diagnosed almost five years ago. I was very fortunate. I didn't have to have radiation or chemo, but I did have both breasts rem...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Manila Cancer Hospital

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:03:49
    Laughter Yoga In Manila Cancer Hospital
    Cancer patients at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre in Manila were recently given a healthy dose of Laughter Yoga, which relieved their stress, and help promote a positive outlook in life. Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged laughter, which provides the same psychological and physiological benefits as spontaneous laughing. The patients were taught deep-breathing techniques and loud belly laughing, ...
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  • New Laughter Clubs Take Bahrain By Storm

    Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:42:14
    New Laughter Clubs Take Bahrain By Storm
    Laughter Yoga has become so popular that three new Laughter Clubs will soon be opening to in Bahrain. The first Laughter Yoga club was launched in 2003 by Mr. K.M. Thomas, and since then they have expanded across the country. It is not just the clubs; even businesses have realized that laughter can boost the productivity of its workers and increase the profitability. They want to organize regular workshops, seminars...
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  • Laughter Yoga In A Hospital In Italy

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 15:50:30
    Laughter Yoga In A Hospital In Italy
    Antonella Manna, physiotherapist, Milan: In January 2013, I obtained a certificate as a Laughter Yoga leader and realized the potential of this technique both for helping patients and for the wellbeing of the health personnel in hospitals. I am trying my best to make people aware of Laughter Yoga in the hospital where I work, with the aim of divulging it in all the health facilities in Milan. Difficulties and obstac...
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  • Laughter Yoga Can Give You A Joyful High!

    Friday, 11 October 2013 12:21:19
    Laughter Yoga Can Give You A Joyful High!
    Laughter teacher Sarah Tolmie who has been teaching Laughter Yoga for almost three years says Laughter Yoga is not only good for the soul, but great for the body. It relieves stress, eases pain, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, relaxes the muscles and releases "happy" hormones. Just half an hour of laughter therapy is better than an hour at the gym, she adds. Laughter Yoga is basically a non-humor ba...
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  • Laughter Yoga At Italian Yoga Fest

    Monday, 7 October 2013 13:18:28
    Laughter Yoga At Italian Yoga Fest
    Lucia Suriano, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Italy: I recently got the opportunity to make people experience the magic of laughter at the two day Yoga Fest held in Barletta (south of Italy). During these two days, there were several sessions of different types of Yoga, as well as some interesting conferences about yoga, ayurvedian medicine, yoga for children, ect. I also had a space for a lecture on Laughter Yoga, which ...
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  • 8th Australian Laughter Yoga Conference  Sydney 19th and 20th October
    'Merv Neal Australia'   After around six months of preparation it’s time to get the 8 th Australian Laughter Yoga Conference underway. This year you will see that we have called it Laughter Wellness. This has been done to see if we can attract a new crowd who may not have heard of, or understand, Laughter Yoga. Once we have them there we can of course explain it to them, and better still, show them. Regi...
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  • Laughter Yoga: Works Like Magic!

    Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:28:57
    Laughter Yoga: Works Like Magic!
    A report by Adarsh Sharma, Adarsh Laughter Yoga Club, Nara On 12th September, 2013, 12 members of our Adarsh Laughter Yoga Club had a chance to visit Yamashiro Nokumori no sato in Kizu city, Kyoto Prefecture. We were led by the staff to the main hall, where I saw some people sitting on chairs, some on wheel chairs and some lying on the beds near the walls. It was my first experience, and I was bit nervous to see the...
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  • Laughter Yoga With Nestle Employees

    Monday, 23 September 2013 17:03:02
    Laughter Yoga With Nestle Employees
    Radhika Bisht and Jagat Singh Bisht, Laughter Yoga professors conducted a session of Laughter Yoga followed by Laughter Meditation and Guided Relaxation at the Nestle Nutrition Quality College, Samalkha, India. It included delegates from the Nestle head-quarters at Vevey, Switzerland, Sweden and zone Asia-Oceania-Africa countries including China, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The p...
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  • Laughter Yoga Allays Fear Of Public Speaking

    Monday, 16 September 2013 13:25:58
    Laughter Yoga Allays Fear Of Public Speaking
    Bachan Singh - CLYT, Malaysia: I was the past president of the UTM Toastmasters Club and currently the president of Toastmasters BM. I have noticed that generally people fear public speaking. I had discussions with new members and they too mentioned that they ‘tremble’ when delivering their speeches. Sometimes, I too experience this 'fear' especially when I am asked to speak or to be the Master of Ceremo...
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  • 8th America Laughter Yoga Conference 2013

    Saturday, 14 September 2013 13:00:27
    8th America Laughter Yoga Conference 2013
    The 8th edition of the all America Laughter Yoga conference took place in Vancouver, BC, on 8/22-25/2013 and was attended by Laughter Professionals from Australia, Japan, Canada and the USA. So much dedication & enthusiasm was beautiful to behold. The 2013 theme was "lessons learned from challenges faced." Success stories are always nice to hear, but beating one's chest can never match the power achieved by open...
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  • My First Laughter Yoga Session in Spain

    Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:13:52
    My First Laughter Yoga Session in Spain
    Ananda Das, Kundalini Yoga and Laughter Yoga Teacher: I recently got the opportunity to conduct my first Laughter Yoga session as part of a Kundalini Yoga class in Spain, where I was attending a yoga festival. There were about 80 participants who were highly inspired and motivated by the concept. Everybody felt it was the best warmup exercise before the yoga class. We all made a big circle, joined hands and laughed ...
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  • How Laughter Yoga helps to improve Learning Skills

    Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:46:47
    How Laughter Yoga helps to improve Learning Skills
    Danny Singh CLYT Italy: I was born and raised in London, but now based in Rome, gives creative English language lessons and teacher training courses all over Italy and abroad. On several occasions, I have met students who have reminded me of something that I taught them in the past, which they still remember to this day. The trigger has often been a humorous situation which led to smiles and laughs. It is well-known...
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  • Laughter Yoga Rocks Sydney Arts Festival

    Saturday, 31 August 2013 13:40:22
    Laughter Yoga Rocks Sydney Arts Festival
    Kylie Willows, LY Master Trainer, Sydney: I was thrilled to be invited to the annual Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival to run Laughter Yoga for the fourth consecutive year. It was another wild success with nearly 10,000 people flocking to Glenworth Valley (about 1 hour north of Sydney, Australia) over three days to experience one of Australia's pre-eminent events. The festival goers absolutely embrac...
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  • Ten Years Of Bristol Laughter Club

    Friday, 30 August 2013 18:50:32
    Ten Years Of Bristol Laughter Club
    Joe Hoare, Bristol: The Bristol Laughter Club in UK will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 17th September, 2013. This makes it one of the longest-running series of regular sessions outside India. 11 years ago, in 2002, I had the pleasure of meeting Madan Kataria for the first time in the UK. It was such a fine experience that I invited him to Bristol the following year where, through the good offices of the Pie...
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  • Laughter Can Heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:53:25
    Laughter Can Heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    It has been found that laughter therapy is a great way to get over post traumatic stress which can get debilitating to one’s mental and physical being. Michael Cortina, director of outpatient services at the Regional Mental Health Center in Merrillville, Indiana, shows that PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be healed with laughter. He used it successfully to help Jane who is in her 30s (whose real name i...
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  • Laughter Yoga Session For 50 + Show At London Olympia
    Dr. Santosh Sahi conducted a Laughter Yoga session with LY instructor Mary at London Olympia for 50+. It was a great experience, all women from 50+ Show. As the laughter began to flow effortlessly from the body to the mind, it refreshed and energized the participants, giving them a “feel good factor” They all enjoyed clapping, singing, playing, dancing and laughing. The best beats of the session was with...
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  • Laughter In Yoga Class For Good Health

    Wednesday, 21 August 2013 15:49:33
    Laughter In Yoga Class For Good Health
    Cindy Brown, a psychotherapist and yoga instructor, brought Laughter Yoga to Westford, MA, about 2 1/2 years ago and has been holding free classes ever since. Brown first learned about Laughter Yoga while taking a course in advanced yoga training. A few years later, she began training with Laughter Yoga leader Sebastian Gendry, head of the Laughter Yoga movement in the United States. "What I didn't know was that it wo...
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