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  • World's Largest Daily Laughter Club In Vietnam

    Friday, 15 March 2013 11:22:01
    World's Largest Daily Laughter Club In Vietnam
    Quynh Trung, Vietnam: The Laughter Club in Hanoi, launched in 2011, now boasts of being the world’s largest daily Laughter Club. Every day at 6 am a group of about 200 people gather at the Ly Thai To park in Hanoi to practice Laughter Yoga. Apart from hand-clapping and breathing, everyone is trained to open their mouth widely for a few minutes. After that, they bend their heads, stare at one another and then b...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Paralyzed Teenager

    Friday, 15 March 2013 11:18:40
    Laughter Yoga Helps Paralyzed Teenager
    Here is an interesting article of how Laughter Yoga helped 16 year old Micaela in Calgary to regain her confidence and improve her life after she was left completely paralyzed as a result of acute brain inflammation. It has been scientifically proven that laughter exercises have the ability to reduce pain, relieve stress and increase the supply of oxygen to the body and brain thereby strengthening the immune system an...
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  • More Fun And Laughter With The Bankers

    Friday, 15 March 2013 11:17:39
    More Fun And Laughter With The Bankers
    Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo, Philippines Last November I was invited to conduct a laughter session during a Bankers Conference held under the aegis of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines, Inc. (BAIPHIL). The focus was primarily on how to find banking excellence and improve their banking operations towards reaching the highest zenith – serving their clients in the best, most efficient and effective ways. Thou...
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  • Laughter Yoga - Latest Exercise Craze In Sheffield
    In spite of some skepticism about laughing without any reason, Laughter Yoga is fast becoming the greatest health craze in the world. You may initially feel like a lunatic but it has some surprisingly beneficial effects. A recent news report touted it as a recent fad in Sheffield, UK, where participants in the laughter session feel it can change your life. Dal Kular, a laughter professional, says her mission is to get...
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  • World Laughter Day Message From Dr. Kataria, 2012
    My Dear Friends of Laughter, Today is World Laughter Day, customarily celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that this year this day is being celebrated in more than 70 countries around the world. Our mission to bring Good health, Joy and World Peace is once again being reaffirmed by thousands of people gathered to promote the benefits of unconditional laughter. Fo...
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  • 2nd International Laughter Yoga Congress in Slovenia
    Laughter: effective complementary therapy Programme of the international professional meetingfor all professionals in the health sector: doctors, nurses, occupational therapists , psychologists and for all who deal with laughter The meeting will be held on 11th may 2012 in maribor, slovenia at the premises of hotel city maribor, kneza koclja 2, si-2000 maribor. Program: 8.00 – 9.00 ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Now Used In Physiotherapy

    Friday, 15 March 2013 11:08:29
    Laughter Yoga Now Used In Physiotherapy
    Beirut: A recent article reports how physiotherapist and Laughter Yoga leader Liliane Akiki in Beirut uses Laughter Yoga as a part of her treatment and believes it can be a natural painkiller. It is an exercise that combines breathing, stretching and self-triggered laughter exercises for mental and physical wellness. Laughter is an effective pain medicine as it releases endorphins which are natural opiates and are m...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Hong Kong People To Laugh & De-Stress
    A recently published report once again proves that Laughter Yoga is the best tool for de-stressing and bringing more laughter into the lives of people. Hypnotherapist and laughing guru Dick Yu in Hong Kong says that the people there don’t laugh because they are under constant pressure to make more money and to make life better. Everyone is like a balloon ready to explode which has led to an increase in suicide r...
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  • Care Clowning Brings Laughter To Patients

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:56:02
    Care Clowning Brings Laughter To Patients
    Rapid rise in stress levels has led to several diseases and illnesses which has become a cause of great concern for people regarding their health. In a recent report, alternative health experts today tout laughter therapy as a mode of healing any disease from a mild fever to even cancer. And it's for the purpose of making people laugh that Clowns Without Borders (CWB), an international non-profit organization founded ...
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  • HA HA HAPPY LAUGHTER AT WORKPLACE

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:54:45
    HA HA HAPPY LAUGHTER AT WORKPLACE
    ELVIE PUNZALAN ESTAVILLO, Manila : Laughter signifies togetherness! It can help revitalize relationship in workplace and strengthen bonds among people. Due to too much stress, the workplace nowadays has the tendency to become very serious. To help their 100 employees counter such situation, Ms. Carissa de Mesa, VP, Human Relations Dept., Fortune Life Insurance, requested for a Laughter Yoga session for their wellnes...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Indiana Cardiac Center

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:52:20
    Laughter Yoga In Indiana Cardiac Center
    Scientific studies have proved that laughter is the simplest answer to a healthy heart. Just 20 minutes of laughter is as good as an hour of aerobic exercises. It provides a fast and powerful no-sweat cardiovascular workout. In a recent report, a laughter session held at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Indiana, showed that the whole laughter workout helps to decrease str...
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  • Laughter Yoga Psychological Research Study in Australia
    Merv Neal Australia: At the 2011 Australasian Conference we were visited by the 60 Minutes TV team. For those of you who aren’t aware of them, 60 Minutes, both here and overseas, has been one of the longest running and most highly respected current affairs shows in the history of television. They were in “The Pursuit of Happiness” and said at the end of their segment that “they never really got...
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  • Laughter Yoga For Physical And Spiritual Benefits
    Bachan Singh, Malaysia: After completing the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training at Bangalore in January 2012, not a single day did I miss practicing laughter exercises. Recently, during the Chinese New Year gathering, I demonstrated Laughter Yoga exercises to about 15 people who had no problem following the instructions and were very excited about the concept. The physical benefits of Laughter Yoga are tremend...
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  • Bhutan - The Happiest Place in the World

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:48:32
    Bhutan - The Happiest Place in the World
    This recent article published in ‘The Independent’ is a good resource for LY professionals to know how Bhutan is trying to increase its happiness quotient as people and authorities work together to propound the only one of its kind concept of Gross National Happiness which measures the prosperity of a society not by material gains, but by the ‘happiness’ factor. It is hard not to think about ...
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  • Launching Dr Kataria’s New E - Book

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:47:28
    Launching Dr Kataria’s New E - Book
    The Inner Spirit of Laughter – Five Secrets from the Laughing Guru We are launching a new book,”  The Inner Spirit of Laughter – Five Secrets from the Laughing Guru” on 26 th February 2012. This book is a complete testament of 16 years of my journey with Laughter Yoga which has not only changed my life, but has also helped several people around the world to change their attitu...
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  • Laughter Yoga With Psychiatric Patients In Norway
    Susana Nascimento, Norway : I am a 33 year old mother and wife. I didn’t have an easy life, but my ability to keep smiling made me stronger. I graduated in clinical psychology in 2001 in Portugal and in 2009 took my laughter leader training. Initially, I worked more with older people in institutions, but also did some laughter sessions with children. A year later, in 2010, I did my master's degree in quality of ...
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  • Laughter Yoga DVDs - Launching Video Downloads

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:44:15
    Laughter Yoga DVDs - Launching Video Downloads
    We are happy to announce the availability of all Laughter Yoga DVDs, Audio CDs & E-books as direct downloads. We have taken this initiative on popular demand from our website visitors, who wanted to order Laughter Yoga DVDs but found them a little expensive. We tried different technologies to convert the DVDs into download formats like MKV and MP4. We got excellent results and already tested them. The quality of v...
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  • A report by Angela Mecking Our Berlin Laughter team “Hauptstadt Lacht” recently conducted an unusual laughter session in a Berlin Metro as we cancelled our plan of a regular session in the room. Laughing in the Metro was really something! We wanted to spread laughter and see how people reacted and had just fun. We entered the train and one of us started giggling, the next followed, and finally y...
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  • Laughter Yoga with Deaf in Indonesia

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:39:29
    Laughter Yoga with Deaf in Indonesia
    Emmy Liana Dewi, Indonesia: Our Certified laughter Yoga Teacher Emmy has started laughter yoga with a centre of deaf in Indonesia and she says it was great and everyone loved it. This is going to be ongoing project and we will keep you posted about the developments. Perhaps we can find out after few weeks and months if they had any improvement in their hearing. In December last year we had a presentation in Indian Lau...
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  • Laughter Yoga Blossoms In Bulgaria

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:35:58
    Laughter Yoga Blossoms In Bulgaria
    Silvia Pencheva CLYT, Bulgaria: Two years ago in Bulgaria almost no one knew what Laughter Yoga was. But now, here we are, after my CLYL education in Bangalore, the laughter virus has spread in more than 10 cities in the country. We have done Laughter Yoga on festivals, on different organized events, and had sessions with nurses and doctors, companies and also cancer patients including a session during the national ...
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  • Deaf And Mute Children Benefit From Laughter Yoga
    Nasik, India: During the All Maharashtra Conference recently held in Nasik, India, I witnessed an amazing presentation by a teacher in a school for deaf and mute children. There was a group of 10 children who has been practicing Laughter Yoga 5 days in a week for about 20-30 minutes since the last two years. The school found that in comparison with other children who were not exposed to laughter sessions, this exper...
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  • Laughter Yoga - Master Key In Peace-Building Between Conflict Groups
    Alex Sternick, Israel: Since May 2005 I have trained Laughter leaders not just in Israel, but also internationally under the title of "Playing With Nonsense" – which most of you know as Gibberish Improvisation and Therapy. I have initiated Laughter clubs in my country and have been involved in facilitating Laughter Yoga Seminars among Jewish and Palestinian (also Jordanian) participants usually attending Peace E...
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  • Latin America Holds Its First Laughter Yoga Conference
    Dr. Nathan Mansbach, Mexico: The First Annual Latin-American Laughter Yoga Conference was held in Mexico City in October, 2011 with about 50 participants from different countries: Mexico, Venezuela, USA, Chile and Ecuador. It was an inspiring weekend full of joy and laughter with many laughter professionals presented their reports on how Laughter Yoga has helped them in their different pursuits. The conference opened ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Promotes Peace & Joy In Bahrain

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:24:57
    Laughter Yoga Promotes Peace & Joy In Bahrain
    KM Thomas, Bahrain: This is an island with a Golden smile”- an archipelago of 33 Islands. It is also called ‘the Land of Pearls’. This great country which is only a ‘dot’ on the world map is throbbing with life and enthusiasm and Laughter Yoga has contributed tremendously towards a blissful life for the residents of Bahrain. I was fortunate to be an instrument in introducing Laughter Yo...
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  • Laughter spreads in Beirut, Lebanon!

    Friday, 15 March 2013 10:16:42
    Laughter spreads in Beirut, Lebanon!
    Sabine Jizi: First Lebanese certified laughter yoga teacher and leader, got certified directly by the source, Dr. Madan Kataria, during a workshop in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany in March 2011. Laughter Yoga has just started to boom in Lebanon, and the media has been quite curious about this concept, asking Sabine for TV, Radio and newspaper interviews to promote this idea. Sabine has been running weekly sessions at a c...
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