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  • Breaking News! Laughter Yoga Now In Canadian School Curriculum
    Who said children should not laugh in a classroom? In a ground breaking trend St-Michel Catholic School in Canada has made Laughter Yoga a part of their daily curriculum and now has their children laughing in the classrooms creating a ‘merry riot’. By taking this almost insane and revolutionary step, the school has refuted the age old approach of teachers that children should not laugh loudly in the clas...
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  • Nasik – Main ‘Laughter Center’ Of Maharashtra

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:25:50
    Nasik – Main ‘Laughter Center’ Of Maharashtra
    The Laughing Club Of Nasik recently celebrated its 13th anniversary in the presence of Dr Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri Kataria. While addressing the gathering, Dr Kataria announced that Nasik will be the main laughing center of Maharashtra. He urged Mr. Ramesh Dhongade, the Standing Committee Member of Nashik Municipal Corporation to render all necessary assistance for the same. Dr Kataria further said that th...
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  • Google & BBC Using Laughter Yoga

    Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:34:16
    Google & BBC Using Laughter Yoga
    Laughter Yoga is the latest workplace wellbeing craze. It has really taken off among companies looking to get that laughter feeling without the hassle of humor. In fact, BBC and Google organized laughter sessions which helped to generate a great feeling among employees and resulted in participants feeling happier and more relaxed. Besides BBC and Goggle, other companies are also up for using Laughter Yoga because th...
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  • Travelling Laughter Club In Bulgaria

    Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:03:47
    Travelling Laughter Club In Bulgaria
    Sylvia Pencheva, CLYL: A couple of months ago the first ever "Travelling Laughter Club" was started in Bulgaria. A very interesting and novel concept, it promotes Laughter Yoga in different cities and generates awareness about the benefits of laughter. People from three cities get together every week and visit one of the three towns - Lovech, Troyan and Sevlievo. The reason they do this, is because all of the thre...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Egypt

    Monday, 17 February 2014 14:48:06
    Laughter Yoga In Egypt
    Laughter Yoga is fast catching up in Egypt as people are becoming more and more aware of the enormous benefits of this unusual exercise routine. Laughter Yoga facilitators in Egypt especially Dr. Ute Devika Meinel feel that Laughter Yoga is the best way to spread joy and peace in the country. She feels that people today need to laugh more as it will help them to improve their level of well-being and joy. She organizes...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Veterans Heal

    Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:36:19
    Laughter Yoga Helps Veterans Heal
    When Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) was looking for something different to add to their roster of programs for veterans, Laughter Yoga topped the list. With more than 600 units of transitional and supportive housing, VOA-GNY is the largest provider of residential services for veterans in NYC. The first Laughter Yoga class began in September at VOA’s veteran’s residence in Manhattan, a f...
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  • Laugh Away Your ‘Monday Blues’

    Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:41:52
    Laugh Away Your ‘Monday Blues’
    A handful of people in Pueblo- Colorado, do not face any ‘Monday Blues’ as they are regular practitioners of Laughter Yoga. In fact, for them it’s the funniest day. Starting a week with laughter helps them go through it with a smile. Annette Long who runs these laughter classes is also a clinical psychologist, and she believes that laughter is the best medicine for one’s wellbeing. Breathing ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Session with Delayed Passengers at JFK Airport
    Francine Shore, Laughter Yoga Teacher and Coach, New York: Just recently, this month, I was en route to Chile at JFK airport for a 9pm flight. The plane was delayed for 4hrs and passengers (including myself) were exhausted and frustrated. The airline staff at LAN Airlines was also exasperated as we were heading towards midnight and they were awaiting information on when the plane would be cleared for takeoff. I th...
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  • Laughter Therapy Helps Work Environment

    Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:58:00
    Laughter Therapy Helps Work Environment
    Recently, a group of BBC Scotland journalists had a great time with their short laughter session which established the fact that having a good laugh or even making a complete fool of yourself with colleagues really helps at work. The session proved that laughter therapy makes one more productive, boosts the energy levels and reduces absenteeism. Sharon Miller director of in-house training events specialist Joyworks, a...
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  • Launching Gibberish DVD Kit by Dr. Madan Kataria & Jeffrey Briar
    4 DVD Set Talking Gibberish has become a great tool for Laughter Yoga sessions, workshops & seminars. In this kit Dr. Kataria and Jeffrey Briar will impart formal teaching on the art of talking Gibberish and how one can use it with Laughter Yoga events. DVD 1: Gibberish Workshop (Dr. Madan Kataria) This is a live recording of a Gibberish workshop conducted by Dr. Kataria during his training session in Ge...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Patients In Thailand Rehab Center
    Susan Dustin CLYT, Thailand: The Sirindhorn National Rehabilitation Center is the largest rehab center in Thailand dealing with stroke, accident and disabilities of all manners, as well as creating and supplying artificial limbs. Recently, we began hosting weekly Laughter Yoga sessions with both inpatients and outpatients, comprised of a group of day care patients and the Independent Living Training Section. In or...
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  • Patients In Melbourne Dialysis Center Feel Great With Laughter
    The Moorabbin dialysis center in Melbourne recently conducted a month long trial of Laughter Yoga sessions to see how it benefits patients suffering from kidney failure and undergoing dialysis. The results reaffirmed the efficacy of Laughter Yoga as it definitely improved their mood, their health and wellbeing. The patients were in good spirits in a half-hour class as they ran through the exercises between chants and ...
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  • Laughter Yoga With The Deaf & Mute

    Sunday, 5 January 2014 02:15:54
    Laughter Yoga With The Deaf & Mute
    As people are becoming more and more aware of the enormous health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its flexibility as an exercise, it has spread across different fields which include several institutes for the deaf and mute children across the world. As laughter in Laughter Yoga comes from the body, it is an easy exercise for such children as they only need to make an eye contact to be able to enjoy laughter exercises....
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  • A 90 minute program for 120 inmates at “Howard Street Jail
    Robert Rivest CLYT USA: Today I did a 90 minute program for 120 inmates at “Howard Street Jail.” It is a nationally recognized co-ed minimum security drug and alcohol addiction correctional facility in Springfield MA. I shared comic mime, transformational stories from my life, breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, tai-chi, qigong, and laughter yoga. Today’s intention was: “Stay ope...
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  • Another Laughter Yoga Research Underway in Australia

    Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:08:47
    Another Laughter Yoga Research Underway in Australia
    A new research is being conducted by a team of investigators from Deakin – Monash center for nursing research in Australia to establish the efficacy of Laughter Yoga in improving the lung function in dialysis patients (many of whom have poor respiratory function related to congestive heart disease). Led by Prof Paul Bennett the study will measure the effect Laughter Yoga has on lung function, personal wellbeing,...
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  • Laughter Yoga - The Best Gift From Within

    Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:53:05
    Laughter Yoga - The Best Gift From Within
    Laughter is a universal language and it is within all of us. Sadly, we sometimes keep it reserved, and find it very hard to laugh. Children, on the other hand, have that natural knack, natural ability to say funny things and do funny things. But as we grow, we go through a socialization process, which kind of takes that gift out of us. This is where Laughter Yoga really helps. It has the power to generate childlike pl...
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  • Laughter Yoga Reduced My Rheumatoid Condition

    Friday, 15 November 2013 12:52:48
    Laughter Yoga Reduced My Rheumatoid Condition
    Bakhyt Zhunussova, PhD, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master: The last few years, I have been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is a disease when the pain migrates all the time. It hurts your hands, legs, the neck, and the knees – There is constant stiffness, fatigue, aching or shooting pains. I was hospitalized early this year and the tests results showed an index of rheumatoid factor 299.7, when the r...
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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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