Life Changing Experience

  • My Laughter Presentation Experience

    Caryl Derenfeld, California
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    On June 1, 2013, I made a presentation "Laughter - The Rhythm of Happiness" to about 1000 lovely participants at the TOPS convention in Santa Clara, California. It was a 90 minute talk and activity about using positive emotions and sustained laughter as a stress relief tool. Well received by the audience, they participated wholeheartedly in the discussion and laughter session. They played, danced and...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Kuwait

    Amal, Kuwait
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    I recently did three Laughter Yoga sessions in Kuwait - the first was my family who at first thought it was peculiar, but soon accepted the idea and learned to laugh with me. We didabout 15 foundation exercises, gibberish conversations, and ended the session with chants of “We are the happiest people in the world”; “We are the healthiest people in the world”, and “We are...
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  • Gifts Of Laughter

    Robin Regele, San Diego, Ca
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    About two years ago my doctor asked me to make an outward sound like yodeling and I found I could not. So, after some research on YouTube I chose Laughter Yoga to heal myself as well as to help others. I later joined Michael Coleman to create Laughter Matters, a Laughter Yoga non-profit in San Diego, Ca. In fact, I was the first volunteer leader to graduate and become a volunteer coordinator. I grew,...
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  • What Laughter Yoga Means To Me

    Caryl Derenfeld - CLYT, USA
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    Laughter Yoga has been a paradigm shifting experience for me. In December 2008 I embarked on becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader thinking I could add this activity to my cache of programs for senior citizens. I had no prior knowledge or experience with Laughter Yoga, didn’t know much about the history, but instinctively knew it would be a great addition to my business. What I didn’t...
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  • Proud To Be The Youngest Laughter Coach In The World!!!

    Melina, Iran
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    I am so proud and happy to be the youngest Laughter Yoga coach in the world!!! Just 13, I am glad I could take part in Laughter Yoga classes because it is the best exercise for everyone, as it teaches how to face difficulties with a smile on our face. I had a very good experience from the laughter training classes and learnt many useful laughing techniques which I can use at any time in my life....
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  • Laughing would lighten me up and make me a happy self...

    Maj Britt, Denmark
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    Short interview with Maj Britt, Denmark taken by Dr. Kataria. Laughter has really changed my attitude. I’m a gym instructor and when I first joined the club, I thought it would be good for the body and the immune system. But, later I realized that the mental and soul benefits were the ones for me. I started with the physical benefits but now I can feel my soul healing. The main part is that...
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  • Laughter Yoga Becoming Popular In Doha

    Gabi Pezo, Doha
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    A recent article in Gulf News reports the growing popularity of Laughter Yoga in Doha, thanks to Doha resident and certified Laughter Yoga teacher Gabi Pezo, who had seen tumultuous years while growing up in a “dysfunctional family”. After taking to Laughter Yoga, it changed her entire perspective towards life and helped her remain calm and positive even in the worst times. Read how...
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  • I found My Laughter With Laughter Yoga

    Nan Ho Yoon, CLYT, South Korea
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    Four years ago when my husband retired, he started feeling lonely and gradually became more strict and stubborn. There was hardly any laughter in my life. It was at this point both of us felt we needed some change. One day while watching television, I came across Laughter Yoga which looked very different from the rest of the health exercises. I further searched the net for more information and...
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  • Laughter Yoga Brought My Mother Closer To Me

    Michi Morioka, CLYT, Japan
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    Among the 5 new leaders I certified recently, one happened to be my mother which really meant a lot to me. Growing up, I didn’t have the best relationship with her, and that’s a part of the reason I’ve felt such a strong desire to share Laughter Yoga with my family.While laughing, sharing ideas, playing like kids and singing with each other during the training, I could clearly feel...
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  • Laughter Yoga Connects People And Brings Joy

    Keith, UK
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    I am a part of the Carlisle Carers Association for caregivers. During one of our conferences, I happened to chance upon a Laughter Yoga workshop which was truly amazing and had me completely hooked. I tried it with my partners in the association and immediately noticed how all the care givers began to shed their worries and concerns - and how laughter brought people together. Highly inspired, I became...
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  • Laughter Help me through major surgery

    Jan MacQuarrie, Canada
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    I have had my abdominal surgery and have three incisions,. I made the most of what I had learned in the laughter movement and had fun doing it! I blew up balloons for two weeks ahead to strengthen my lungs and abdomen- and practiced laughing. For an hour and a half before surgery I laughed in the prep room. with ho, ho's and very goods ! . I asked for my own music to be played during surgery and asked...
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  • Laughing would lighten me up and make me a happy self...

    Maj Britt, Denmark
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    Short interview with Maj Britt, Denmark taken by Dr. Kataria. Laughter has really changed my attitude. I’m a gym instructor and when I first joined the club, I thought it would be good for the body and the immune system. But, later I realized that the mental and soul benefits were the ones for me. I started with the physical benefits but now I can feel my soul healing. The main part is that...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped In Severe Depression

    Dianne Theil McNinch, USA
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    In January 1997, my thoughts of suicide became frequent and by April 1997 I was officially diagnosed with Clinical Depression. Over time my condition became severe and by this year I was spending over $400 on depression medication each month. I first heard about Laughter Yoga on the American TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. It seemed delightful. Then on April 11th 2007, I happened to...
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  • Laughter Yoga heals cancer

    Anna, Denmark
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    I had a very painful experience in February 2000 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to be operated and had to under go chemotherapy. I was frustrated and angry. It was then I learnt about Laughter Yoga and thought it was the only way to come out of my pain. I joined the laughter club in my area and soon started to perceive things in a different way. There was a remarkable change and I...
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  • Reborn In the Laughter Club, India

    Mr. Vishwamohan, Laughter Club, Vijayvada, India
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    It’s usual to celebrate one’s birthday the day one is born. But not so for Mr. Vishwamohan from Vijayvada in southern India. He celebrates his birthday on the day he joined the Laughter club! He feels he got a new lease of life and was ‘Reborn’ in the club. Constantly troubled by never-ending illnesses for the last 30 years he had almost given up on life. From chronic diabetes,...
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  • A New Life for Mr Radhakrishnaiah

    Mr Radhakrishnaiah, Karnataka, India
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    At 5:45 a.m. there was a knock at my door. Two laughter leaders greeted me with laughter - one held a coffee flask and other glasses. After a quick coffee we headed for the laughter club which starts 6:15am sharp. The remarkable thing about laughter clubs in India is that they all start on time. In other matters we Indians are not good at keeping time. This makes me feel proud about laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga improved my hearing power

    Jamna
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    I started coming to the laughter club since the last two years. Earlier, I could not laugh openly, but now with regular laughter practice, I can laugh freely and openly. I had a slight hearing problem and my ears were blocked, but hearty laughter improved my hearing power and I feel much better. I was advised to undergo surgery, but thanks to laughter, there is no need for it, as regular laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga Improved my Parkinson

    Mangla
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    I was suffering with severe Parkinson’s which made me feel helpless and dependent. But, a year ago, I joined the laughter club and since then my condition improved by almost 50 per cent. I used to go through terrible tremors of Parkinson with my face and hands shivering badly. I could not work or lift anything with my hands. But, after a few laughter sessions, I saw a remarkable change in my...
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  • Laughter Yoga was amazing. I felt my childlike laughter coming back.

    Pam
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    Laughter Yoga session was amazing. It was an opportunity to let go of all expectations. Being in a very demanding academic field, there are always expectations and judgments. It was like letting it all go. I felt my childlike laughter coming back. I was dancing and playing. I don’t know whether I laughed or cried, but it was pure laughter. I truly understood the idea of Laughter Meditation. I...
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  • Laughter has changed my life. I feel much lighter and happier.

    Brigette, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    I first heard about Laughter Clubs on World Laughter Day in Copenhagen. Impressed, I joined the club and since then laughter has changed my life. I feel happier and more focused about things that make me happy. It has changed me from being a serious person to a much lighter person. I also use laughter as my personal stress management therapy to keep my stress levels low, as I have a very stressful...
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  • Laughter Yoga helped to bring more laughter into my life

    Jagan Nath Naik, Mumbai, India
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    After my accident in 1995 I did not laugh at all for 10 years and was slipping into depression. Soon after, I joined the Marol Maroshi Laughter club which helped to bring more laughter into my life. Now, I'am laughing more often. In the beginning, my family members thought I had gone crazy, but after seeing my increasing happiness they too want to join the club. I am sure one day they will.
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  • A new way of approaching life and my work is given me by Laughter Yoga

    Eileen, New York
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    Ever since my teachers training course in Laughter Yoga, I have a new way of approaching life and my work. My new affirmation is that my life is fun, easy, filled with love, joy, peace and prosperity. Laughter Yoga has increased my confidence ten fold. While coaching at a breath work seminar, everybody wanted to opt for my group as I included laughter and joy with my along with the breath work training.
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  • I feel very cheerful and happy doing laughter exercises

    Gupini, 85, Bali
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    I am very regular with the Laughter club as I feel very cheerful and happy doing laughter exercises. For the last 6 months I have not missed a single session even for a day. In fact, seeing my energy levels, many of my friends in the neighborhood have also joined the Laughter club.
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  • Laughter Improved my frozen shoulder

    Made Mandvi, 58, Bali, Indonesia
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    I have been attending Laughter Yoga sessions for the past 6 months. I had a frozen shoulder since two years without any relief, but just within two months of joining the LY sessions my problem really eased. The shoulder is now totally pain free and my movements are also free and improved.
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  • Laughter Yoga has changed my outlook in life

    Josephine Tan Sioh Hoon
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    Initially, I was very skeptical about the Laughter Yoga course. I only attended the course because my friend, Doreen, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader strongly recommended this program & I just obliged her. I used to rely on sleeping pills to sleep. After this 2-Day program, I no longer require the sleeping pill and there was no disruption in my sleep. I felt light hearted. I wish to spread...
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