Laughter Yoga Relaxes The Mind & Improves Focus

A group of women at the Hindu Cultural Center, Loudonville, N.Y. have taken to Laughter Yoga and are completely cracking up! “The mind does not know that we’re faking it,” said Laughter Yoga instructor Rani Gandham. “It thinks we’re happy and joyful.” As the body does not know the difference between real and fake laughter,…


There’s a deep well of joy within us, and laughter yoga opens up your well of joy,” says Beth Bongar (aka Laughing Diva), a laughter yoga teacher of 10 years. “Remember, it’s not about ‘real’

What Is Cortisol

Cortisol often called the “stress hormone” is the end product of stress reaction in the body. It is one of the steroid hormones made in the adrenal glands – a small triangular structure sitting on the top of the kidneys.

Knowing why start up businesses fails leads to success

For the last ten years I’ve had a State Government contract to help people start a business. I do everything that I can in the knowledge that around 90% of them will fail, or never start in the first place. A business fails when it runs out of money. But that’s not the reason they fail. That’s the result.

New Laughter Yoga Research On Parkinson’s Disease

A pilot research study published in ‘Explore’ journal from NY in May-June edition of 2016, explored the outcomes of Laughter Yoga in adults with Parkinson׳s disease (PD) and their caregivers. The conclusion showed significant improvement in well-being for adults with PD and their caregivers, after attending a Laughter Yoga session.

German Research On Laughter Yoga As Exercise For Trunk Muscles

This is a very significant research conducted by the Friedrich Schiller University at Jena, Germany and published in the Journal Of Motor Behavior, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2014. The aim of this study, in which seven male and seven female students participated, was to quantify the activation of the trunk muscles during Laughter Yoga, in comparison with crunch and back lifting exercises.

What Is It Oxytocin

Generally known as the love hormone, oxytocin has also been dubbed the cuddle chemical, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior. It is made in the brain and is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland. When released into the bloodstream it affects the uterus and lactation, but its release into defined regions of the brain also affects emotional, cognitive, and social behaviors.