Research Paper – Voluntary Facial Expression Produces Corresponding Emotions in the Brain

While in the process of conceptualizing and evolving Laughter Yoga in 1995, I went through several research studies about how faking emotions can produce real physiological and psychological changes. One such study was by Paul Ekman, published in 1990, which corroborated very well with Professor William James’ theory of motion creates emotion. Here is the…

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Punjab Police Laugh Away Their Stress

Punjab Police Laugh Away Their Stress With an ever increasing crime rate, the police personnel are under constant stress, even though the police department in India keeps organizing different camps for stress release. Recently, the Punjab Armed Police (PAP), India, kickstarted the New Year by organising a Laughter Yoga session for its constables at its…

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Online Laughter Summit

Online Laughter Summit Laughter Yoga teacher Jo-Dee Walmsley, has organized an online Laughter Summit, for the first time, from 19th to 23rd January, 2018. You will learn from more than 30 experts talking about their experiences and practical skills in different areas of application of Laughter Yoga. Don’t miss this opportunity! For more details click…

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Effect of Laughter Exercises on Emotional Well-Being of Community Care Workers for HIV affected patients and their families

Effect of Laughter Exercises on Emotional Well-Being of Community Care Workers for HIV affected patients and their families This study was conducted by the psychology department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. It aimed to understand the emotional experiences of community care workers taking care of HIV-affected families and to explore their experiences of…

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