Life Changing Experience

  • Laughter Yoga – Great Tool To Enhance World Happiness

    Pedro Hernandez, Mexico
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    Pedro Hernandez, Mexico: I have been a professional Hatha Yoga teacher for 10 years – practicing for 30 – and own a Yoga studio in Mexico City. I participated in a Laughter Yoga session for the first time in January 2008 and the effect was profound, almost similar to some of the rare experiences I have had during either Hatha Yoga or meditation classes in 30 years of practice. To me...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Rediscover Myself

    Eleonora Zuleta Patiño, San Joaquin, Carabobo, Venezuela
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    Eleonora Zuleta Patiño, San Joaquin, Carabobo, Venezuela: Laughter Yoga came to me in response to my request to serve the world. I wanted to deliver something from me to others. Starting a Laughter Club and sharing unconditional laughter and joy was my answer. In the process, I rediscovered and began to believe in myself. I started sharing my laughter and smiles with everyone. This remarkable...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Manage My Diabetes

    Caroline Sheehan, USA
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    Caroline Sheehan, USA: Laughter Yoga isn’t for everyone, but it’s been an absolute gift for me and has been a remarkably powerful force in my diabetes management. The activity itself doesn’t lower my blood sugar — although one study found lower post-prandial blood sugars among Type 2 diabetics who attended a comedy show compared to those who sat through a boring lecture. For...
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  • Laughter Yoga Makes One Feel Energetic

    Mona Warner
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    Mona Warner: Recently, a lot of people suggested that I post something about my experience with Laughter Yoga... well, here's what I came up with: Back in early 2007, a friend of mine told me she did Laughter Yoga training. I thought it sounded odd, not very yogic… too irreverent perhaps? Anyhow, as she was telling me how great it was, I tuned out. Apparently I was not ready yet. Then in 2009...
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  • Laughter Yoga Brought Out The Best In Me

    Michi Morioka, Japan
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    Michi Morioka, Japan: I first encountered Laughter Yoga in summer 2011 – 5 months after the devastating earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan. Although our hometown wasn’t affected physically, everyone was affected mentally and emotionally. We were also all afraid of the nuclear crisis and the radiation leaks. It felt like a lot of people stopped laughing, and the country was filled with...
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  • My Laughter Journey – A Life Changing Experience

    Feliz Angela Hassan
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    Feliz Angela Hassan: I am very blessed because I am always cheerful, bubbly and happy. Self-employed, I am a full-time swimming instructor since the last 10 years, and am happily married to a wonderful, loving and understanding husband. My life routine was teaching swimming, going to church and helping out as an usher in a church. In my free time I would go fishing with my husband as my home was...
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  • Laughter, My Best Buddy!

    Kathryn Kimmins, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
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    Kathryn Kimmins, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader: Laughter has been my best buddy as far back as I can remember. I grew up with a father who loved to make people laugh. He was always smiling and laughing. As a young child I was very sensitive – I mean super sensitive. If you looked at me, I thought you were either talking about me or laughing at me. I wish Laughter Yoga had been part of my...
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  • PBS NOVA Filmed My Laughter Yoga Club

    Judi A. Winall, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
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    Judi A. Winall, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher : My journey with laughter yoga began in 2007 when I received an e-mail inviting me to a leader training in South Africa. Attending that training was not an option for me, so I began doing research and discovered a training much closer to home near Chicago. The profound experience of this training changed my life in a powerful way. I felt lighter,...
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  • A Soul Searching Experience

    Adarsh Sharma, CLYT
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    Adarsh Sharma, CLYT: I was born and raised in India but have been living in Japan for the last 33 years. I came across an article on Laughter Yoga somewhere in late 90’s. Few weeks later, I saw a TV program which showed people laughing loudly and doing ‘funny’ exercises in a park in Mumbai. It was something really crazy but within five minutes I was laughing uncontrollably while...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Romania

    Roxana Badea, Bucharest, Romania
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    Roxana Badea, Bucharest, Romania: In september 2010 I read the book of Lenny Ravich,“ A Happy Thing Happened on the Way to Enlightement” and then I had an insight – I can do much more that I actually do to help people! I soon founded an association called “ Smile has no age”(its objective – animation of old people living in the fosters and people with disabilities)....
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Great Healer!

    Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo
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    Scientific studies have long confirmed the vast potential healing powers of laughter, and my most recent experience once again proved this. Last October as I was going back to my car, I missed a step and slid to my left side before landing on my right foot. On being medically examined it was found that the 5th metatarsal of my right foot was fractured. It was put in a temporary cast that still enabled...
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  • Laughter Yoga Made Me Feel Alive After A Stroke

    Cynthia Sharp, Laughter Yoga leader
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    Sitting in my living room, thoughts came slowly, and that is an understatement. It was the second week of December 2011; just a few days after I had had a stroke, and all I knew is my brain that always moved quick and fast had slowed to a polite rest stop. Long gone were the days of accomplishing goals, the “to do list” became dormant, and all that was left was emptiness. I shed a lot of tears those...
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  • Laughter Yoga in Bangkok - Thailand

    Susan Dustin, Melbourne
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    I have been a full time, non-salaried volunteer worker for 35 years in 25 countries – The longest time being in Thailand. I have been doing Laugher Yoga for the past 4 1/2 years after the health ministry of Thailand asked me to conduct a workshop on 'Humor in the Workplace' for 300 healthcare providers. I learnt a lot from the Laughter Yoga website and Youtube and put together a program for my...
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  • Laughter Yoga with Cindy Miles - USA

    Cindy Miles, CLYT, USA
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    Laughter Yoga has opened so many doors for me; I have presented to groups as small as a dozen and as large as 800. I presented Laughter Yoga at an eight-state regional Aging conference (Southeast Association of Area Agencies on Aging), and at Mobile, AL to facilitate a Laughter Club session with 250 family caregivers on one day, and then the four-hour Laughter Yoga retreat, which was featured on the...
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  • Giggling&Grieving

    Teena Miller
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    Today I was blessed to bring Laughter Yoga to a group of hospital workers in San Francisco who were in crisis mode. Tragedy had visited them in the work place and their Administrator invited me(she has known my Laughter Yoga work for the past 3 years) to bring my style of Laughter Yoga to her staff for stress relief. I only had a few days to plan, yet there was no anxiety on my part, as I felt in my...
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