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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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  • Laughter Yoga Rocks Bangkok

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:18:18
    Laughter Yoga Rocks Bangkok
    It seems Bangkokians these days are as nuts about their health and are continuing to seek new ways to sweat. Among the many alternative exercises, Laughter Yoga is the best tool for body-mind wellness as one does not need any special equipment or settings to practice it. One just needs a group of people to boost the laughter dynamics and laugh their way to happiness through different laughter exercises. According to...
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  • Nestle India Completes Goodness With A Good Laugh!
    Jagat Singh Bisht, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Indore recently organised a Laughter Yoga session at the Nestle factory in Samalkha, Haryana, India, with a view to enhance employee wellness and spread good health, joy and happiness among them. Three laughter sessions of two hours each covering their entire office staff (approximately one hundred) and the heads of departments including the factory manager were co...
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  • Laughter Yoga Lifts Depression

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:12:35
    Laughter Yoga Lifts Depression
    Elvie Estavillo: Laughter Yoga changes a person the minute they laugh, making their outlook on the world around vibrant, multi-rainbow-colored, and positive! That was exactly what happened during the Laughter Yoga session I had with the 100 employees of Miladay Jewels, Inc. at Citadel Condominium Penthouse. The Dayrit sisters — Jaqui, Christine, Michelle, and Yvonne came in full force, and just like their empl...
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  • Boost Health With A Daily Dose Of Laughter

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:11:38
    Boost Health With A Daily Dose Of Laughter
    Here is an interesting article by wellness coach Carolanne Wright who firmly believes that in order to see change in the world; we need to be the change. She reaffirms the effectiveness of laughter as one of the important tools for body - mind wellness. One of the many ideas she advocates to spark laughter in one’s life is to join a Laughter Club and do Laughter Yoga which helps people to learn to how to laugh u...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Best Tool For Growing Workplace Stress
    Occupational stress is the most rapidly growing global phenomenon. The article below very aptly showcases the condition of business people, especially in India, as they are trying to fight an economic slowdown, which has led to more & more employees getting bogged down by workplace stress. Incidences of anger, depression and other pathological conditions are on the rise as depicted by the recent bout of labor unre...
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  • Learn How To Laugh Your Worries Away

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:08:38
    Learn How To Laugh Your Worries Away
    For the last 104 weeks, the residents near Suniket park Saket have been looking forward to waking up early on Sundays for the ‘laughter get- together’. Neither rain nor cold or heat have interrupted these sessions as ‘Suniket Laughter Club’ completed two years on October 17. With the crème de- la crème of Indore opting for this lighter way of exercise, the club has become a clos...
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  • Bhopal Seniors Laugh To Stay Fit

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:02:32
    Bhopal Seniors Laugh To Stay Fit
    The Bhopal Laughter Club for the elderly strongly believes in the age old maxim - “Laughter, the best medicine.” In a recently published article, Mr. C B Chansoria, Chairperson of the club says, "We aim to make the lives of the elderly a little better by relieving them of tension.” As we all know laughter therapy is a very effective tool to reduce stress, alleviate depression and keep in check seve...
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  • 2012 All America Laughter Yoga Conference

    Friday, 15 March 2013 13:01:14
    2012 All America Laughter Yoga Conference
    The 2012 All America Laughter Yoga conference took place near Chicago, Illinois, in September 2012. This was only a few weeks ago but the energy and enthusiasm created still runs high. This was our 7th edition and an impressive gathering of 60 committed individuals from many different professional horizons. They came from all 4 corners of North America and as far as Australia, Japan, Russia, and Dubai. What makes ...
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  • FEI Laughter Club Is The Only Corporate One!

    Friday, 15 March 2013 12:59:25
    FEI Laughter Club Is The Only Corporate One!
    A report by Ramgopal Cancherla, India. The FEI Group, started by Mr. Pratap Nair, is an international freight forwarding and logistics company headquartered at Mumbai, India, with over 21 offices across the country. It was in 2011 while on a business trip to Kolhapur, Mr. Nair and I participated in a Laughter Yoga session and he had the first feel and experience of a Laughter Club. He enjoyed it, understood the util...
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  • Keep Laughing For A Healthy Heart

    Friday, 15 March 2013 12:54:51
    Keep Laughing For A Healthy Heart
    Here is a recently published article on how Laughter Yoga has proved to be a great exercise for a healthy heart. In his report Jagat Singh Bisht, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Indore says “Stress is the root cause of many heart problems. Laughing gives oxygen to the body and is a powerful cardio workout. Ten minutes of hearty laughter is equal to 30 minutes on treadmill.” Laughter Yoga is done under p...
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  • Amazing Laughter Yoga Session with School Children in Bangalore
    Dr. Madan Kataria, Bangalore, India: Today , 26th September 2012, i was walking down from my house to come to the office at 8:45 AM and on the way, I stopped by Vidya Prakash High School. I met the Principal and proposed to do Laughter Yoga session with school children.The principal agreed for one session just to see how it goes. When she asked me when can i do the sesssion? I said - Can we do it NOW? She was surpis...
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