Life Changing Experience

  • Coping In Hard Times With Laughter Yoga

    Jackie, Peru
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     About a year back, I was diagnosed with cancer of bilateral ovary stadium the IIIrd C. I did not know what would become of me, till I was introduced to Laughter Yoga that really changed my life. Though I kept my faith in God and continued my medical treatment; it was laughter that helped to treat my soul and sad spirit. It gave me the courage to cope with the challenging times, and as I started...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Overcome Chronic Pain

    Pat Conklin, Orlando, FL, USA
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    When you hear the sounds “Ho ho ho!” it might mean you‘re with Santa Claus. But chances are, you’re in the presence of PositiveLY Pat (Conklin), an energetic and engaging Laughter Yoga Leader/Teacher, speaker, and Laughter Coach (in training)—and the founder and Principal Positivist of Laughter Yoga Orlando. Call Pat on the phone, and you may just hear her answer with...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped me Grieve the loss of my Mother

    LAURA GENTRY USA
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    Laughter Yoga Helped me Grieve the loss of my Mother: A few days after my mother’s hip replacement surgery, she reported some unusual symptoms to my dad, who took her to the emergency room. There, they discovered she had a life-threatening aortic aneurysm and the decision was made to transport her by medflight to a nearby hospital for emergency heart surgery. As we anxiously awaited the...
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  • Laughter

    Edna Granot, Melbourne, Australia
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    I am a happy and positive individual who treats people for colonic irrigations and guides them about general aspects of life as well as health and emotional issues. In 2009, I attended Dr. Kataria’s Laughter & Silence Yoga conference for 5 days in Melbourne, which helped me to resolve some important issues in my personal life. The first was my hatred towards the man who sexually abused me...
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  • My Nonstop Laughter Story… Ha Ha Ha

    V. Malar, LY Teacher, Chennai, India
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    Since the last two decades, I have been training people from all walks of life in different areas like Health &Safety, Reproductive Health, Human rights etc. But, after some point of time, it started feeling monotonous and I wanted to give myself a break. In December, 2010, my brother saw a poster of Laugher Yoga leader training being conducted at Tiruvannamalai and insisted that I attend the...
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  • Laughter Yoga Changed Me From Pessimistic To Optimistic

    Taizo Yokokawa, Tokyo, Japan
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    I came to know about Laughter Yoga through a television program in August, 2009. I was greatly inspired by laughter professionals Mary and Takashi Tadokoro, and the unique concept of Laughter Yoga in which anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes, or comedy. I just felt, "That's it!" For a long time, I used to think that just smiling can make me feel better. But soon it became difficult,...
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  • Laughter Yoga Improved My Eyesight

    Matti, Canada
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    It happened spontaneously for me a few weeks ago, after two and a half years of Laughter Yoga practice. I had bought a magnifying lens for reading the fine print on supplement bottles and for reading in bed at night. At work one day, I realized I needed to print something so I got out my lens but instead of using it properly, I unintentionally relaxed my eyes. For a while I could not see very clearly,...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Become More Playful

    Nihat Tsolak, London, United Kingdom
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    With growing old, the biggest problem I realized was that I had forgotten how to play and have fun. Though I am very busy socially mainly organizing and facilitating concerts, poetry evenings, running drum circles etc. I still do not feel like I had fun or enjoyed myself. Even going to the pub or a restaurant does not quite appeal to me as I am not a heavy drinker and after a couple of glasses of...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Come Alive

    Kris, Ghent, Belgium
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    Kris, Ghent, Belgium: As long as I can remember I have been a very shy person. During my life I worked a lot on this problem, but never seemed to overcome it as I was afraid of people. In October 2006, I entered a Laughter Yoga club for the first time in Ghent and met laughter leader Luc. I felt immediately at home and the experience of laughing freely was amazing. I wanted more. Unfortunately, the...
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  • I learned To Let Go

    Pamela Wener, Certified Laughter Leader, Montreal, Canada
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    Training to be a certified laughter leader has changed my life in so many positive ways. To begin with, I would have to say that I truly feel different inside. I am a much happier, grateful, upbeat person who is able to share this easily with others. Being a pre-school teacher for almost 30 years and the mother of twin sons and a daughter, I have always loved kids and have found them such a joy to be...
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  • Laughter Came Back Into My Life At A Cemetery

    Nancy Weil, USA
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    I became a laughter leader in 2002 and ran Laughter Clubs for senior citizens. After the Laughter Club ended, I stopped offering any laughter programs. Several years later, I started to work at a cemetery working with the families. Part of the job was to offer programs to community groups. Most of them were cemetery related topics, but I also offered Laugh for the Health of It. This was the only...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Cope With Difficult Times

    Gary Hahn, KY USA
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    Gary Hahn: For me, the sound of laughter has all not always been pleasant. As I lost my father at age 1, and my mother at age 12, I spent a large majority of my childhood in an orphanage. Unfortunately, the laughter was often directed towards me by being made fun of at school and at the orphanage. I chose to overcome this bullying by developing myself physically. I later transformed the initial...
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  • A Clown Who Learnt To Laugh!

    Ana Banana
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    I am a professional clown who spent 30 years making people laugh, but that does not mean I can still do it. On the contrary, my life became darker and darker, eventually reducing me to a depressed and severely ill person. I couldn't find the light at the end of the tunnel, with my marriage ending, practically homeless, my little 4 year old daughter, Zara, looking at me with concern and switching roles...
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  • I Became More Confident

    Sylvie Dagenais-Douville, CLYT, Canada
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    I had the chance to discover Laughter Yoga 4 years ago and have been promoting it full time for the last 2 years, after I lost my job unfortunately. I have since published a book for teenage parents with a full chapter on Laughter Yoga and how to use it has a tool. Shortly after losing my job, my 23 year old daughter moved away from home, and I know that it is with the power of laughter that I have...
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  • I Learned To Laugh In Adversity With Laughter Yoga

    Natalie Lui, Hong Kong
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    Do you believe life composes different magic moments which lead you to the path of your dream? I do. I chanced twice upon Laughter Yoga before finally ending up in the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Course in Bangalore. Few years ago, I went for a social work seminar to Vancouver, which initially was quite a mess as I faced some visa problems and was not allowed into the country, and then the...
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  • I Learnt To Live In The Present Moment With Laughter Yoga

    Cedric Komar
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    I came across Laughter Yoga through the Internet several years ago. Though the idea was very appealing, I told myself that I would look into it later. And then my life started changing two years ago with my first trip to India for an Ayurveda retreat. The reason why my wife and I went to India was fertility treatment as a last chance to have a baby after 6 years of unsuccessful efforts. This trip had...
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  • Laughter Yoga for Physical and Mental Health

    Jayne Meldrum, Australia
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    My name is Jayne Meldrum I live in Sandy Beach, New South Wales, Australia. First time I heard about laughter yoga was in 2009. I had just turned 52, feeling old so I decided to get health & became a fitness instructor. A lady called Kathy Popperwell was advertising in a fitness magazine about becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader; she talked about the health benefit of laughter & child like play....
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  • Laughter Yoga Reacquainted Me With My Joyful Inner Self

    Lesley Lyle, Hampshire
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    It was a scientific journey rather than a spiritual one that brought me to Laughter Yoga. Coming from a background of NLP, Clinical Hypnosis, Clean Language and Positive Psychology, I wanted to find effective ways to promote positive emotion. A chance reading of a magazine article that I read (coincidentally on a flight to Mumbai) led me to enquire about Laughter Yoga Clubs on arrival at my hotel....
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  • I Became a Happier, More Balanced Person Through Laughter Yoga

    Richard G. Bhanap, Mumbai
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    Richard G. Bhanap: I found myself participating in and then leading my first Laughter Yoga session quite by accident a few years ago. It was all triggered by a serious sporting injury which kept me out of action for nearly 4 months. But the story really starts more than a decade before that. While visiting relatives in Nasik, near my hometown Mumbai, I was woken very early one morning by some...
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  • The First Roving Laughter Report !

    Michaela Pearson
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    Hello everyone, all over the world! This is the first, of I hope many “Roving Laughter Reports!” I hope that a Laughter yoga exchange program will develop all over the world and more people can enjoy an invaluable experience! Everyone enjoys the experience! My adventure began with a late night train and after a train swap, I snuggled down (as much as was possible!) to catch a few moments...
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  • Laughter Yoga connected me to Whole Body Peace

    Karen Michelle Bayard, Utah, USA
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    I've always loved to laugh and found it everywhere. When my brother died of AIDS I felt emotionally derailed. My heart was heavy. I had so many questions, the greatest was, "Why didn't he tell me he was sick?" His death came as an awful surprise to our small family. I flew home and I am thankful I had 63 days with him to love him up, talk, laugh and say everything we wanted to say. After his funeral I...
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  • Laughter Yoga helped me to Love

    Richard Romagnoli, CLYT, Italy
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    Becoming aware of laughter yoga for me was not a coincidence, but simply magic! I was doing shopping in a small shop in Puttaparthi (South India) and I noticed that there was a small book titled "Laughter for no reason".Since I was a child, I dedicate myself to the art of magic and illusionism, who for twenty years is also my profession (in Italy and around the world).Some years ago I founded a group...
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  • Laughter Yoga Enriched My Life

    Marianne Bishop, Adelaide
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    The eyes are the windows to the soul…… this saying from my childhood went through my mind as I was gazing into the beautiful eyes of strangers and then giving them a hug and laughing…… laughing for no reason. I did not even know the 30 people at this day retreat. I was invited as a Pranic Healer but was also encouraged to enjoy activities on offer and get inspired by...
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  • How I Came To Laughter Yoga

    Dr. Ute Meinel, Egypt
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    I owe the fact that I became interested in Laughter Yoga to my father, which is a bit of a paradox. My father, an academic with a scientific background, widely read and traveled was a very rational and serious man. He was proud of his intellectual capacity of getting to the bottom of things through critical questioning. Early on in life, I too became skeptical of everything and did not believe in...
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  • Ha Ha Helen of LAFOLOT\'s Story

    Helen Szollosy, USA
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    I come from a 'good-hearted' but challenged family of 7 children, a creative/vaudeville-type funny dad who worked 42 years for the Bethlehem Steel Co., and a mom who left her nursing career early on - to raise 7 children. My mom, as was her father, brothers and my dad's dad and a brother - were challenged with alcohol addiction. A dark humor comment I make is: Our last name translates to Grape...
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