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  • UAE Appoints Minister Of State For Happiness!

    Saturday, 13 February 2016 16:12:48
    UAE Appoints Minister Of State For Happiness!
    In order to secure national happiness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister, and ruler of Dubai and the vice president of the UAE recently appointed Ohood Al Roumi as the first ever minister of state for happiness. She will lead the United Arab Emirates' attempt to promote happiness among its citizens. The creation of this new ministerial post would align and drive government policy to create so...
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  • Laughter Yoga Made Me Happy & Taught Me To Play Once Again
    Sarah Bourassa, Lifestyle Associate Social Media Editor, The Huffington Post, NYC: For a long time I had not felt carefree, without a worry in the world, until I attended a Laughter Yoga class as part of the Huffpost happiness challenge program. The practice which combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing provides several health benefits, including improving the immune system, relieving pain, reducing stress ...
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  • Seniors In Canada Crack Up With Laughter Yoga!

    Saturday, 6 February 2016 15:30:42
    Seniors In Canada Crack Up With Laughter Yoga!
    Residents of a senior care center in Charlottetown, Canada regularly take part in a weekly Laughter Yoga class, which helps them both mentally and physically. For the last couple of months, this new activity allows them to get together and laugh for no reason. Laughter instructor Anne-Marie Rolfe believes that Laughter Yoga is a beautiful mix of breathing and playful exercises that stimulate laughter. She gets parti...
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  • Learn To Laugh Off Your Troubles With Laughter Yoga

    Friday, 5 February 2016 01:29:23
    Learn To Laugh Off Your Troubles With Laughter Yoga
    A group of women recently participated in a Laughter Yoga session during a lifestyle wellness program held in Delaware County. The participants exploded with mirthful laughter as they followed their laughter leader Alexa Drubay and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Drubay explained she seldom smiled or chuckled before she discovered Laughter Yoga in 2010. Inspired by the several health benefits of laughter, s...
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  • Laughter Yoga For US Elders

    Friday, 29 January 2016 17:25:40
    Laughter Yoga For US Elders
    Laughter is indeed the best medicine to be prescribed for seniors to keep them in good cheer. A good hearty laughter gets rid of stress, worry and depression. It touches the emotional core and alleviates feelings of loneliness and isolation. Besides being the remedy for good health, laughter generates positive thoughts and reduces the negative strains. In an initiative to promote more laughter among elders, SAGE Eld...
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  • Skype Laughter Club Canada

    Saturday, 16 January 2016 15:00:49
    Skype Laughter Club Canada
    With growing popularity of Laughter Yoga, more and more people want to get involved, but many find they do not have a Laughter Club in their area. Skype Laughter Club is proving to be an effective means for people to connect and laugh with others in a group dynamic. Skype Laughter Club Canada will also follow the same format being used by other Skype Laughter Clubs where the sessions are approximately 20 minutes and...
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  • What happens at a laughter club in the Philadelphia area?
    The best news is happy news, LAUGHTER NEWS! An excellent way to get the word out about the many benefits of Laughter Yoga. Just published in the January 2016 issue of Delaware County Magazine, which covers activities in the Philadelphia area. Alexa Drubay and Erdinc Oktay keep active and determined to spread the laughter with weekly LY club sessions and other LY projects.
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  • Laughter Yoga Can Benefit People With Dementia

    Monday, 11 January 2016 12:59:36
    Laughter Yoga Can Benefit People With Dementia
    The goal of Laughter Yoga is to bring more laughter into the lives of people and provide innumerable health benefits for a complete body-mind wellness. It is a single exercise routine that reduces all kinds of stress almost instantaneously and makes one feel positive, relaxed and happy. Several studies have demonstrated that Laughter Yoga is beneficial for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s as laughter is si...
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  • Laughter Yoga At A Library In Geneseo, NY

    Saturday, 9 January 2016 10:49:13
    Laughter Yoga At A Library In Geneseo, NY
    Geneseo, a college in the State University of New York recently introduced a new program in the aimed at getting more people to laugh at quiet places like libraries. Kathi Fluck from Geneseo wanted to do something after she realized she wasn't laughing as much as she used to. Therefore, she organized a laughter session for the first time at the library by inviting a certified Laughter Yoga leader, who taught the parti...
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  • Laughter Yoga For Women In Milan

    Friday, 8 January 2016 16:53:20
    Laughter Yoga For Women In Milan
    Laughter Yoga Teacher Bruna Ferrarese from Milan reports that the Municipality of Milano has approved their project on ‘Female Laughter’, which intends to sustain the knowledge, the promotion and the development of the Laughter Yoga by bringing it for free into the women associations of Milan by organising dynamic conferences. The project has been created and will be organized and managed by a group of L...
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  • Laughter Yoga With Volley Ball Team In Italy

    Friday, 1 January 2016 16:52:39
    Laughter Yoga With Volley Ball Team In Italy
    Elena Mantesso, Laughter Yoga leader, Italy: While Laughter Yoga is an important part of everyday life, Volleyball is for me a great passion. As I love to give every passion my best, I decided to use Laughter Yoga to help my friend’s volleyball team to improve their performance and excel in their game. The leader training and constant updates by my teacher Letizia Espanoli enabled me to suggest new laughter ...
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  • FRANCE. New happiness week with Laughter yoga

    Friday, 4 December 2015 16:49:20
    FRANCE. New happiness week with Laughter yoga
    Access to innovative techniques in terms of optimism , enthusiasm and happiness scientifically validated 6 days to boost your practices and provide you with the latest generation of solutions for optimism , enthusiasm and happiness. Laughter yoga is included in this program . Training courses / seminars with a team of doctors, Research Fellow , International ex...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Growing Trend For Health & Wellness

    Saturday, 28 November 2015 15:13:26
    Laughter Yoga – A Growing Trend For Health & Wellness
    Laughter Yoga has already proven to be a great stress buster which helps boost our mood, improve the immune system and alleviate pain.  Jeannette Sanger, a Laughter Yoga instructor from New York, reported how laughter helped her cope with the excruciating pain she experienced when she spilled a pot of boiling water on her thigh while cooking. She laughed her way to the hospital as it distracted her from the pain ...
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  • Latin American Laughter Yoga Conference

    Saturday, 28 November 2015 15:09:42
    Latin American Laughter Yoga Conference
    Report by Nathan Mansbach The second Latin American Laughter Yoga Conference held in October 2015, had speakers and participants from Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, USA and Canada. The conference was fully impregnated by the 4 elements of joy that flag the Laughter Yoga International University.  Dr. Madan Kataria graced the occasion by delivering a message through Skype and Pintu Mallick, officia...
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  • Laughter Wellness Classes For Good Health And Happiness

    Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:41:02
    Laughter Wellness Classes For Good Health And Happiness
    Marcia Alter and Caity McCardell, two South County women hold Laughter Wellness classes on the health benefits of laughter and encourage participants to blow away negative thoughts. Their classes focus on ‘making a practice of laughter’ to improve people’s lives, both mentally and physically. It emphasizes on lifestyle changes which promote positive thinking. McCardell and Alter teach a combination o...
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  • Edinburgh Laughter Club Takes Laughter Seriously!

    Saturday, 7 November 2015 11:52:09
    Edinburgh Laughter Club Takes Laughter Seriously!
    Laughter Clubs are becoming increasingly popular all over the world as they have proved to be a great platform for bringing people together and helping to make the world a happier, healthier place to be. The Edinburgh Laughter Club is one such club that takes the business of laughter very seriously! It has willing participants seeking to laugh themselves healthy. Participants do different laughter exercises which le...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Lebanon

    Saturday, 7 November 2015 11:45:16
    Laughter Yoga In Lebanon
    Lebanon is a country rife with insurgency and overflowing with Syrian refugees and border troubles. Laughter isn’t exactly on their list. But Laughter Yoga practitioner Liliane Akiki has made it her mission to bring smiles to the people of Lebanon. She conducts laughter sessions for adolescent Syrian refugees living in camps and dealing with extreme loss. “It helps them unleash their laughter after being...
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  • Welcome to Laughter 101

    Tuesday, 3 November 2015 10:36:57
    Welcome to Laughter 101 -Mindful Laughter with Middle Schoolers                                                            &...
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  • Laughter Yoga Is A Positive Force

    Friday, 30 October 2015 13:11:06
    Laughter Yoga Is A Positive Force
    Laughter Yoga instructor Denise Gibbons from the Brisbane Laughter Club recently conducted a course that helps people use Laughter Yoga for stress management. According to her the first attempt at Laughter Yoga is intimidating for most people as doing childlike actions like clapping, chanting “ho ho ha ha ha” and laughing with complete strangers is very uncomfortable. Some people find it really weird and s...
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  • The story of a mindfully mindless laughter yogi

    Monday, 19 October 2015 15:58:51
    The story of a mindfully mindless laughter yogi
    To share this story I need to go back in time to 2008 when I arrived at a point when I had to make some big changes. Every aspect of my life had painfully come to an end, and I asked myself, “What would really and truly make me happy?”   The answer appeared to come out of nowhere. I wanted to move to Thailand and teach English. I made a firm decision and resigned from my very serious architectural jo...
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  • Fight Cancer With Laughter

    Saturday, 10 October 2015 03:23:30
    Fight Cancer With Laughter
    Cancer is the most dreaded disease in the world today. It spells trauma, stress, pain and fear.. Extreme physical, mental and emotional stress weakens the immune system, which is a major causative factor in the development of cancer. Scientific studies have proved that laughter has a powerful and immediate strengthening effect on the immune system. It quickly increases immunoglobulin levels that help fight infection a...
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  • Canadian Comedy Festival To Kick Off On Oct 23

    Saturday, 10 October 2015 01:18:02
    Canadian Comedy Festival To Kick Off On Oct 23
    A week-long comedy festival starting from October 23-30, 2015 in Peterborough, Canada, is aiming to leave the residents in stitches. Shelley King, a certified laughter leader says that laughter not only releases endorphins to the brain; it also reduces stress and anxiety, protects the heart and gives the internal organs a gentle massage, thereby keeping one happy and healthy. Charmaine Magumbe, organizer of festival...
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  • Laughter Goes Viral!

    Saturday, 10 October 2015 01:11:16
    Laughter Goes Viral!
    A ''seriously contagious'' neurological condition causing people to go into spasms is sweeping across Dunedin, affecting thousands of people. But Ana Terry, a student at the University of Otago science and communication, says that the residents need not be concerned, it is just laughter going viral! In fact, she is making a 10-minute scientific documentary about the effects of laughter, in terms of the neurological ...
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  • Are You Worried? Just Join A Laughter Club

    Saturday, 26 September 2015 02:13:12
    Are You Worried? Just Join A Laughter Club
    Laughter Club is an ideal place to laugh all your worries and stresses away. Started by Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995 these clubs are now a global phenomenon and are providing people several health benefits for complete body-mind wellness. One such club in Hyderabad called ‘Always Be Cheerful Laughter Club,’ founded by Shirin Panjwani in 1997, has now spread across the city and also has its presence in place...
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  • Laughter Yoga For A Healthy Heart

    Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:49:08
    Scientific studies have proved that laughing is a great way to maintain a healthy heart and keep cardiac problems away. Laughter Yoga has both psychological and physiological health benefits. It has the ability to reduce mental, physical and emotional stress simultaneously, thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases. It even provides better coping skills, changes the mood state and also increases the heart rate, resp...
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