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  • Laughter Yoga with Stroke Patients in Malaysia

    Saturday, 27 April 2013 10:08:33
     Laughter Yoga with Stroke Patients in Malaysia
    T.C. Lim and Fellow Laughter Members from Taman Century Laughter Club conducted Laughter Yoga Session at NASAM ( National Stroke Association of Malaysia ) in Serene Park, Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Friday, 26 April 2013. Stoke patients suffer from paralysis and Laughter yoga is beneficial for improving physical movements as well as brings blood pressure under control. If blood pressure is not controlled well they are vu...
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  • Laughter Yoga spreads across Dubai

    Friday, 26 April 2013 09:19:51
    Laughter Yoga spreads across Dubai
    Jo-Dee Walmsley, Dubai One injury changed everything for lead dancer and performer Jo-Dee Wamsley, who was told by doctors that she could never dance again. Jo- Dee was experiencing depression. Now, her new life as a motivational speaker and why she has made it her mission to help people that face stress find ways to live more productive, healthier and happier lives. I do Corporate/Business Laughter and was trai...
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  • Paradise in a busy city : Laughing on the Grassland (Laughter Yoga Hong Kong Meetup Group )
    Laughing in Hong Kong is a luxury. People are too stress to laugh. Hong Kong people are always busy. Busy for earning money, studying, raising kids are very common in Hong Kong, but such a busy life style makes people very stressful and difficult to laugh.    Laughter Yoga Hong Kong Meetup Group(LYHK) launched on 30 April 2012 in Hong Kong. Up till now, we have more than 380 members registered online. Me...
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  • Laughter Yoga Adopts Another Filipino School

    Thursday, 18 April 2013 13:48:12
    Laughter Yoga Adopts Another Filipino School
    Report By Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo True to its tradition, on its 7th anniversary Laughter Yoga Club, Phils, turned over to the Camarin High School in Caloocan City -- the 6th school it has adopted to install a complete water system and 28 toilets for the benefit of 7,800 students and 200 teachers and administration employees. From my experiences, in addition to toilets, clean running water system to run in the f...
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  • Laughter Yoga Meet At Arab- Jewish Peace Village

    Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:25:12
    Laughter Yoga Meet At Arab- Jewish Peace Village
    Twice a year the Israeli Laughter Yoga community spends a weekend together and this year in April they met at Neve Shalom, an Arab-Jewish Peace village. Together they enjoyed laughing, dancing, and singing, hugging, discussing and had an extraordinary psychodrama session. In addition, they enjoyed the natural beauty and had a great laughter session in the forest. Everybody went home high on endorphins - laughing and l...
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  • Celebrating World Laughter Day- 2013

    Monday, 15 April 2013 19:02:36
    Celebrating World Laughter Day- 2013
    World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. Its popularity has grown exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement now counting thousands of Laughter Clubs in more th...
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  • ‘I owe my sanity to Laughter Yoga’

    Monday, 15 April 2013 11:08:36
    ‘I owe my sanity to Laughter Yoga’
    While the benefits of yoga are well recognised globally, there is another form, which at least in this part of the world, still remains relatively unknown. But thanks to Doha resident and certified Laughter Yoga teacher Gabi Pezo, it’s gaining in popularity. Laughter Yoga has brought significant changes in the lives of people with physical and even mental disabilities. Originating in India, it is known to redu...
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  • Ageless: Side effects of 'laughter yoga' touted An Article In Asbury Park Press On
    MONTGOMERY — Take a deep breath and just let it out — a chuckle, guffaw, tee-hee or a giggle — it really doesn’t matter as long as you are laughing. Spreading the theory that laughter is the best medicine, the township’s senior center offers a laughter class once or twice a month. In these sessions, led by Denise Crowley, the supervisor of the senior center, members are encouraged to le...
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  • Laughter Yoga Gangnam Style

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:33:40
    Laughter Yoga Gangnam Style
    A report by Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo With support from Pedya Kamp, an organization of volunteers, mainly students, which specialize in taking care of our special and disabled children, I recently conducted a Laughter Yoga session attended by 300 participants comprising doctors, administration staff, nuns and student volunteers. Since there were a great majority ofyoung people, I introduced the Laughter Yoga-Gang...
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  • Korean Sub-station Staff Laugh Away Their Stress

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:24:21
    Korean Sub-station Staff Laugh Away Their Stress
    Read this interesting report from Korea Herald that sketches the journey of Laughter Yoga in Korea where this wonderful exercise routine is spreading fast into different walks of life and people have been reporting how great they feel after attending a laughter session. Recently, Lee Myung-hwan and employee of Yeonsinnae Subway Station in northern Seoul conducted a laughter session for about 80 participants. He has ...
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  • Cataract Surgery With Laughter Yoga!!

    Friday, 15 March 2013 14:48:32
    Cataract Surgery With Laughter Yoga!!
    Here are two very interesting accounts of how Laughter Yoga and laughter therapy helped two patients go through cataract and Lasik eye surgeries with a positive and confident attitude. Doing laughter just before the surgery helped to reduce any fear and created a light and reassuring atmosphere in the operating room. Linda: Just before I left home the day of my surgery, I put a clown red nose in her bag. Little did ...
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  • Singing And Laughing With Seniors In Switzerland

    Friday, 15 March 2013 14:47:22
    Singing And Laughing With Seniors In Switzerland
    Vijay Singh - CLYT, Zurich Switzerland: Here is an interesting report of how Mattenhof – Irchelpark (PZZ), a senior center in Zurich Switzerland, has successfully incorporated the element of singing while conducting laughter sessions with people aged between 65 to 88..As observed it actually helps to change their mood state and gives them a feeling of joy and happiness. This so called "Open Singing” has ...
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  • Laughter Helps Cope With Tragedies & Absurdities

    Friday, 15 March 2013 14:45:22
    Laughter Helps Cope With Tragedies & Absurdities
    The healing power of laughter is something that laughter coach Allison Marcotte is very familiar with. Having gone through some tough times of her own in recent years, including the heartbreaking deaths of loved ones, she is well-aware of its ability to help people cope with life’s tragedies and absurdities. “If I hadn’t had the laughter, I’d probably be at the mental health ward,” Marc...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Boon For People With Special Needs
    Sandra Saint: My Laughter story started with a telephone conversation from an ex work colleague; “Hi San, I’ve found a course and thought you might like to do it as well. It’s called Laughter Yoga - have a look on the internet and let me know what you think.” So, that’s what I did and my ‘journey’ began. I have to admit that I was somewhat unsure, sceptical even, when I firs...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps People Cope With Hurricane Sandy
    Francine Shore, CLYT, New York: Sometime back in December, 2012, I conducted a Laughter Yoga session at Hurricane Sandy Stress relief at a Community College on Long Island, New York that was housing the residents, who had lost their homes due to the hurricane. At the camp we had a small group of about 6 female residents and 1 child, who participated and Laughter Yoga once again proved to be a very effective tool for...
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  • Laughter Clubs – A Network Of Generosity And Care
    Dr. Nathan Mansbach, Mexico: Emiliano, son of Axa, a laughter leader who graduated from our Mexican School of Laughter Yoga, is two and a half years old. He suffers from congenital arthrogryposis, dislocation of the hip. At the age of 6 months he was intervened to correct clubfoot. Nowadays, Emiliano cannot walk and needs a wheelchair in order to be independent. This pediatric wheelchair is special due to its uniq...
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  • Laughter Yoga Introduced In Girls School In Kuwait
    This is another landmark in the spread of Laughter Yoga and its application in different areas of life, when recently Dr. Sami Al-balhan, a psychologist and a certified Laughter Yoga teacher introduced Laughter Yoga in a girl’s school in Kuwait. After being trained by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Sami was determined to do something for the people of Kuwait. By starting Laughter Yoga in a gi...
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  • Laughter Yoga spreads to Alaska

    Friday, 15 March 2013 14:05:21
    Laughter Yoga spreads to Alaska
    Laura Gentry - USA: Laughing Laura, Director of the Iowa School of Laughter Yoga ( www.laughteryogaiowa.com ), just got back from a laughing tour of Alaska. As a Master Trainer of Laughter Yoga from the USA, she has been busy spreading laughter around the globe. She has already taught Laughter Yoga on six continents. So she figured it was time to bring more levity to her own country. While in Alaska, Laura volunte...
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  • First College Based Laughter Yoga Leader Certification in USA
    Karen Michelle Bayard CLYT USA: She has been teaching an Laughter Yoga introductory class (HLTH 1242) at Salt Lake Community College since January 2010. After a few years of petitioning, this fall saw the successful launch of the the Laughter Yoga Leader Certification (HLTH 1243/1244) course! Utah is now the first state in the USA to offer a semester-long, college level Certified Laughter Yoga Leader course. This 4 ...
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  • Dentist Brings More Laughter In Delhi

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:55:33
    Dentist Brings More Laughter In Delhi
    Here is an interesting article recently published in The Hindustan Times New Delhi on how a dentist is fast acquiring a reputation of being the ‘laughter king’ in the city. Umesh Sahgal's life is all about teeth. In his clinic, he takes care of their health; outside, he exhorts people to bare them - in laughter. Sahgal is the president of the Delhi Laughter Club. He has been running a laughter movement in ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Conference In Western Australia

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:54:06
    Laughter Yoga Conference In Western Australia
    The first Laughter Yoga conference and training of West Coast Australia held in Perth in August 2012 was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended. Laughter professionals Sebastian Gendry, Merv Neil and Janni put in a huge amount of work which was gratefully received by all. There was seven days of learning, sharing and hilarity and participants found the event to be truly life changing. The exp...
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  • Laughter Yoga For ‘Special Kids’ In Indore

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:33:25
    Laughter Yoga For ‘Special Kids’ In Indore
    Laughter Yoga has proven to be a great asset in improving the mental and physical capabilities of specially challenged children. It has been observed that many children, who did not respond to the commands given by school authorities or parents earlier, responded spontaneously after doing laughter exercises. It also helps to keep them cheerful throughout the day and more energized. Here is report on how regular Laught...
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  • Study Shows Laughter Yoga Reduces Depression In Elderly Women
    A study conducted sometime ago showed the usefulness of laughter therapy in improving depression symptoms in older adults, especially women. As Laughter Yoga is based on the premise that humor is based in the mind, while laughter is physical, and has its independent benefits based on breathing and muscular movements, it is a definite recommendation for non-invasive therapy with none of the negative side effects that a...
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  • New Laughter Yoga Research from Australia For Workplace Wellbeing
    A new study, recently conducted by Deakin University's School of Psychology, on the effects of Laughter Yoga found that it has a real and positive effect on workplace wellbeing weeks after laughter sessions are finished. It reaffirmed that laughter has the ability to reduce even the most serious employees to hysterics making them more positive and able to handle work pressure and stress. Using validated psychologica...
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  • Laughter Increases Pain Threshold

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:23:39
    Laughter Increases Pain Threshold
    An interesting study on how laughing and pain can be correlated was conducted by Robin Dunbar, professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford. The study emphasizes how entwined our bodies and emotions can be. Most of us probably think of laughter as a response to something funny - as an emotion. But laughter is fundamentally a physical action. ''Laughter involves the repeated, forceful exhalation of breath from the lu...
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