Benefits of Laughter Clubs

  • More Happiness With Laughter Yoga Clubs

    Laughter Yoga Clubs were started by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995 with just five people. Today, the Laughter Movement is widely accepted and has become a global phenomenon with over 6000 clubs in 60 countries. Realizing the tremendous power of laughter and its efficacy as the best prescription for wellness, Laughter Clubs have brought smiles and laughter in the lives of many people suffering from physical and mental and emotional upsets.
    Modern science has recently ‘discovered’ that a rich network of emotional connections is the Number One reason for people to be happy, and that the most powerful factor in happiness, is good relationships. This is more...

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  • A Boon For Seniors

    Laughter Clubs have been extremely beneficial in the case of seniors. At the fag end of their lives, faced with loneliness, depression and a loss of belonging, they find these Clubs, a refuge for filling a void in their lives. Their lost laughter is regained and they gain their confidence and self-worth. These Clubs are like an extended family providing joyful support and love – the essentials of happiness. Besides the emotional care, these Clubs also help them to exercise and regain their strength, stamina and energy which diminish with age and lack of physical activity.
    Healing Through Laughter Clubs
    Members of Laughter Clubs laugh together daily, or weekly. The...

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  • A Network Of Caring-Sharing Relationships

    Social Laughter Clubs have the power to reach beyond the healing of laughter. The effective network of caring-sharing relationships is the key to a happy and healthy life. Relationships with people with whom we laugh regularly can become very strong. Read these examples that prove the strong bonding power of these Clubs:
    A Laughter Club member was devastated when his uninsured shop burned down. He was ruined; the fruit of twenty-five years of hard work vanished, leaving him in debt with no means of supporting himself and his family. Members of his Laughter Club pooled together and raised money to rebuild his shop and provide new stock, rebuilding the life of someone they held...

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  • Spiritual Benefits of Laughter Clubs

    In addition to providing a positive and secure emotional environment, Laughter Clubs promote personal happiness in many ways. The positive and happy attitude from Laughter Clubs is spread through the mechanism of emotional contagion to others that we have contact with. This is not limited to just friends, family and co-workers but also includes social contacts and even people they sit next to in a bus or in a restaurant, taxi drivers and many others.
    Their caring, empathetic manner touches all the people they interact with and thus the benefits just continue to grow. The emotional problems and selfish interests fall away through laughter, and caring and there is a kind of inner...

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  • World Peace Through Laughter

    One of Dr. Kataria’s objectives for Laughter Yoga is to promote World Peace through Laughter. Some people find this idea fanciful, but an understanding of the science of emotions and emotional contagion in particular shows how this might be achieved.
    The practice of Laughter Yoga causes the body to release into the bloodstream high concentrations of communication substances related to feelings of happiness, warmth, unconditional love, bonding, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, and compassion. Let’s call this a joy cocktail.
    The presence of this ‘JOY COCKTAIL’ of hormones and neuro-peptides precludes the production of other hormones and...

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