Laughter Yoga International http://www.laughteryoga.org/ Laughter Yoga International : Global Movement for Health, Joy & World Peace. Cancer Patients Laugh Away Their Blues http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/791 Scientific studies have proved that hearty laughter has a powerful and immediate strengthening effect on the immune system. It quickly increases immunoglobulin levels that help fight infection and increases the number of Natural Killer Cells (NK cells), which play a key role in cancer prevention. Therapies like laughter have also proved very beneficial in reducing the trauma and the stress usua 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/790 Here is a cafe with a difference! All you need to order is LAUGHTER! haha Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital, a part of the Sibley Senior Association, has opened a ‘Laugh Cafeteria’ where senior citizens go to tell jokes and laugh. It holds monthly, hour-long laugh sessions primarily for seniors but other patients and their family members are also invited to join. Tucson People Use Laughter Yoga to De-Stress http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/789 Peace For You, a Tucson, Arizona based company, uses Laughter Yoga sessions to heal their members of their anxiety and depression and create a happy space where they feel open and content, rather than stressed-out and nervous. A session typically involves an introduction, warm-up exercises, laughter exercises, deep breathing and more. Jim Twomey, the owner of the company states that the benefit Indian Doctor Conducts Laughter Yoga At TED Event In Europe http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/788 For the time ever, a young Indian lady doctor Nupur Kohli conducted a Laughter Yoga session with a over a thousand people at the high profile TEDx event held in Delft, Netherlands. It was a great moment for yoga as academics and politicians joined in the prominent mass event. According to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies un Yoga Festival In Morgan Hill, California http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/787 In keeping with the spirit of the International Yoga Day, people at Morgan Hill, California, turned up in large crowds to celebrate health and fitness. It was a surprise to the event's organizers, who thought that Father's Day would probably keep the attendance low. But Deepak Sridhar, one of the event planners was stupefied to see more than 200 people on yoga mats! There were almost 500 enthusia Laughter With Yoga Students http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/786 With people realizing the several health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its connection with traditional yoga, lots of yoga studios and fitness centers have incorporated laughter sessions with their practice. One such yoga class is conducted by Stephanie Stewart at the Sammy Williams Senior Center, and she advises her joyful yogis to “take advantage of that free internal pharmacy.&a Message From Dr. Madan Kataria On International Day Of Yoga http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/785 June 21 has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations - thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who initiated the idea. Originating in India almost 6000 years ago, yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which has helped several people worldwide to maintain good health, peace and harmony. Like traditional Yoga, Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) too origin Laughter Yoga – A Great Tool For Care Givers http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/784 Here is an encouraging piece of advice for care givers who find it very difficult to cope with stressful times while interacting with aging parents or other seniors having serious medical or age related problems. Rita Clancy, a regular columnist answers their queries and reaffirms that a sense of humor is a valuable coping tool during difficult times, and laughter can be a healing and life-affirm Laughter Yoga Keeps You Fit http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/782 It has been proven that just 10 minutes of Laughter Yoga is like 30 minutes on the treadmill. As it involves a combination of deep yogic breathing and playful exercises, it is an ideal exercise routine for keeping you fit. The thought of pounding the treadmill or planking for hours can leave you filled with fear, but Laughter Yoga promises to tone your body and cheer you up at the same time. It Studying Laughter Yoga Up-close In Bangalore http://www.laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/781 Toronto-based photographer Meera Margaret Singh has come to explore and question the notion of how forced laughter gets 'real' during the process of Laughter Yoga. She will study and document the 'laughing yogis' of Bengaluru, which has 220 Laughter Clubs and is now known as the ‘Laughter City’. For the last one month, Singh has been visiting two Laughter Clubs, in B