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  • Japan's First Laughter Club Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary
    Mary Tadokoro, Certifed LY Teacher: Tokyo Laughter Club celebrated it fifth anniversary on June 4th, 2011, with an all-day event attended by about 100 laughter lovers, leaders and teachers from all over Japan, a testament to how the laughter yoga movement has spread from this one club to over 150 clubs, 150 teachers and over 2000 leaders throughout Japan in just five years time. Founded in June 2006 by Mary Tado...
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  • Launching New Revised Book - Laugh For No Reason

    Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:22:25
    Launching New Revised Book - Laugh For No Reason
    New Revised Edition Of Laugh For No Reason It gives me great pleasure to launch the new edition of my book ‘Laugh For No Reason’ which has long since been the most comprehensive study of Laughter Yoga and its many health benefits, and has helped to change the lives of tens and thousands of people around the world. This book is an improvement over the last edition of 2007 as I have incorporated many ...
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  • London Council Employs Laughter Yoga Teacher

    Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:20:31
    London Council Employs Laughter Yoga Teacher
    In keeping with the rapid growth of the laughter movement and increasing awareness about the benefits of Laughter Yoga, a London Council has hired Liza Moon as a Laughter Yoga teacher in their effort to bring more laughter and joy into the lives of people. Here is Liza’s story: Liza Moon, London, United Kingdom: This is all quite exciting! I’m not sure that Waltham Forest, the London borough council wh...
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  • Laughter Yoga Community Festival (Comfest 2011) USA

    Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:06:00
    Laughter Yoga Community Festival (Comfest 2011) USA
    A report by Meg Scott, USA Comfest - a festival of laughter is celebrated by the Laughter Yoga community in Columbus, Ohio. It started as a small neighborhood street fair in 1972 for community-minded activists, and is still going strong. A three day event, many people come for the free non-stop live music as local bands perform on stages throughout the 32 acre Goodale Park in the historic Victoria village and you ca...
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  • Laughter Yoga Spreading In Jamaica

    Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:04:39
    Laughter Yoga Spreading In Jamaica
    Laughter Yoga is fast catching on in Jamaica as Winnie Anderson- Brown started the first Laughter Club at Shortwood Teachers College, (an educational institution for training teachers) in October 2004 before being trained and certified as a Laughter Yoga Leader, by Dr. Madan Kataria, in Atlanta 2005 and a Laughter Yoga Teacher in Miami 2007. Winnie has conducted several Laughter Yoga sessions and presentations at ...
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  • Laughter Yoga in National Massage Magazine

    Thursday, 14 March 2013 09:55:28
    Laughter Yoga in National Massage Magazine
    Giggle Your Way to Health with Laughter Yoga!  By Jill Johnson Jill and Dan Johnson, Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offer laughter-leader trainings, corporate wellness programs, laughter life coaching, laughter therapy and laughter resources through their business Joyful Living. They are dynamic presenters who specialize in uplifting and experiential presentations tailored to f...
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  • Tour South Africa In A Laughter Bus… Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha
    South Africa has introduced a unique concept of touring the scenic country aboard a ‘Laughter Bus” This exceptional concept of combining tourism with education and experiential experiences of Laughter Yoga was initiated by Martin Combrinck, founder of Laughter for Africa and Laughter Yoga Professional. He believes that this tour is an ideal way to spread the word of laughter and generate more awareness abo...
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  • I Laughed My Way Through Cataract Surgery

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:43:14
    I Laughed My Way Through Cataract Surgery
    Linda LeVier: Recently, our Laughter Yoga session was filmed for the local NBC TV News. After the reporter interviewed me about my heart health story he said, “Linda thinks of Laughter Yoga as medicine”. In 2004 I had quintuple bypass surgery. My body rebelled; all the bypasses hyper-clotted; seven stents were inserted and 3 years later I received a heart transplant. Congestive heart failure was the diag...
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  • How Laughter Yoga Helped During Earthquake In Japan

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:40:31
    How Laughter Yoga Helped During Earthquake In Japan
    Eiko Saito Japan : Five of us kept Laughing when our building was shaking all night with after shocks during Tsunami which hit Japan this March. I live in the city of Natori, Sendai-prefecture, in northern Japan, which was virtually wiped out by the recent tsunami. Last April 2010, I had become a Laughter Yoga leader together with my husband and we started our own local Laughter Club. Ever since I learned about Laught...
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  • Laughter Yoga 9 Times a Day in Vietnam

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:39:04
    Laughter Yoga 9 Times a Day in Vietnam
    Watch this very interesting video and see how the people in Vietnam start their day with Laughter Yoga. The unique concept of laughing for no reason has increasingly spread into different spheres of daily life in Vietnam. Tam Viet Group, a training organization, is the only company in the world which is doing Laughter Yoga 9 times in a day! They begin their day with laughter exercises and at the end of the day, go bac...
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  • Laughter Yoga for Personal Development

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:34:23
    Laughter Yoga for Personal Development
    Deepak Shah, CLYT: It was in 1997, when I first read about a Laughter Yoga Club in a Gujarati news paper in Mumbai and got curious to know more about it. After few months, I was fortunate to join one which started in a nearby ground. The first day, after the laughter session, was unforgettable. I went back to my office and started smiling and laughing. My body had never experienced these laughing sensations. Feeling g...
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  • Youngest Laughter Yoga Teacher at Age 11

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:31:58
    Youngest Laughter Yoga Teacher at Age 11
    Daniel Pham, Antioch, California: I am 11 years old and the youngest certified Laughter Yoga teacher! This is my Laughter Yoga story. I found out about Laughter Yoga in a peculiar way. When I was in 3rd grade, the teachers passed around a magazine in class which had an article on “Laughter is the Best Medicine", I was very intrigued by it as it talked about laughter and the many benefits of it - you could get ...
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  • Gilda's Cancer Club Michigan offers Laughter Yoga

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:28:43
    Gilda's Cancer Club Michigan offers Laughter Yoga
    Sue Carter Ansari, Michigan, USA Training in the perfect place with the perfect number of students is, what can I say, PERFECT! I realize that according to “The Law of Imperfection”, perfection is all in the mind, a product of our wild and crazy imaginations and expectations. So be it, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids successfully measures up to EVERY expectation of perfection in my mind for, not only a c...
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  • Canadian Church Introduces Laughter Yoga

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:22:40
    Canadian Church Introduces Laughter Yoga
    In a move to further spread the awareness of Laughter Yoga and to help people bring more laughter and joy into their lives, St. Andrews the local Presbyterian Church in Thorold city, Ontario, Canada recently organized a Laughter Yoga session under the guidance of LY teacher Chantal Rouleau. The session was open not just to the members of the parish, but even to the Thorold community. The one-hour Laughter Yoga class...
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  • Laughter Yoga & The Kidney Transplant Association

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:21:03
    Laughter Yoga & The Kidney Transplant Association
    Elvie Estavillo, Philippines This is an inspiring & moving story. Read some testimonials and a news article coming in from the Philippines. Elvie Estavillo led Laughter Yoga with the The Kidney Transplant Association of the Philippines Read some of the testimonials below and click on the link to read the entire article. “I had not laughed since my kidney ailment in 2003. But I laughed again only no...
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  • Laughter Yoga Stroke Research wins International Award in Dubai
    Dr Gita Suraj Narayan and Sheroma Surajnarayan from South Africa recently attended the 7th Annual Pan-Arab Critical Care Medicine Congress, 3rd Asia-Africa, WFSICCM Conference; 7th Emirates Critical Care Conference in Dubai where they presented their groundbreaking research on the Biopsychosocial Impacts of Laughter Yoga on Stroke Survivors. The research found numerous health benefits as well as life changing im...
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  • Laughter yoga in the U.K

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:17:32
    Laughter yoga in the U.K
    Having trained as a laughter leader in 2007 with Julie Whitehead, Robin Graham and Joe Hoare in London and more recently as a LY teacher with Dr. K in Bangalore, laughter has been flowing and growing freely in Cornwall and beyond. ‘Curly’ Steve Patterson has set up two businesses which both promote laughter yoga. The ‘Cornwall Laughter Club’ is the social side whose mission is to have a clu...
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  • Retired Physician, Dr. Leslie, Teaches Laughter Yoga

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:12:29
    Retired Physician, Dr. Leslie, Teaches Laughter Yoga
    Dr. Howard Leslie, FL, USA: Laughter Yoga for Health, Joy & World Peace. Dr. Howard Leslie, Age 93, is a living example that retirement can be purposeful. He currently is the eldest Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. He became a Laughter Yoga Leader as a way to be a loving support to his wife Gladys, who has Alzheimer's disease. He also is doing Laughter Yoga to receive his own health benefits and to give back to h...
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  • Why a Bus Tour of Laughter Clubs?

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:10:38
    Why a Bus Tour of Laughter Clubs?
    Jeffrey Briar, USA: “Where even strangers become your friends…” (lyric from The Laughter Club Song, © 2010 Jeffrey Briar) One of the best things about the Laughter Club experience is the development of feelings of friendship.  Witnessing and being a part of this blossoming of genuine affection  -even between people who have good (cultural) “reasons” n...
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  • The Telephone Laughter Club Story in United Kingdom

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:09:10
    The Telephone Laughter Club Story in United Kingdom
    Lotte Mikkelsen, UK: When faced with potentially life changing challenges most people venture through a life review process hoping to discove rsomething that can act as a counterweight to what may lie ahead. The same was the case for me, and this automatic response was what eventually saw me start the Telephone Laughter Club(UK) in September 2008. The background for starting the Telephone Laughter Club was to combat...
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  • Laughter Yoga Featured in a Movie - How to Live Forever
    How to Live Forever Movie premiers in NYC, USA featuring Dr. Kataria & Laughter Yoga HOW TO LIVE FOREVER premieres at the QUAD CINEMA  today in NYC. Mark Wexler will be at the the theater all weekend doing Q& A's. A laughter yoga instructor will lead the audience in a session after the screening at 1pm on Saturday, May 21. HOW TO LIVE FOREVER premieres this Friday, May 13 at the QUAD CINEMA in NYC. ...
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  • Life Changing Laughter Yoga spreading in Czech Republic
    Petr Fridrich, Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Czech Republic : When I first heard about Laughter Yoga it was sometime in the fall of 2003 when I bought the book and the Czech psychiatrist and adictologist Dr. Karel Nespor - The healing power of laughter where laughter yoga and laughter therapy most part of the book. A few months later I joined a large telecommunications company that had a smile on their logo. ...
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  • Laughter Yoga for Stroke Patients in Malaysia

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:04:23
    Laughter Yoga for Stroke Patients in Malaysia
    Laughter Yoga has been reported to have many health, healing and wellness benefits around the world. Helen from Malaysia reports on the benefits of stroke patients. She does Laughter Yoga for Stroke Patients in Malaysia Kota Kinabalu, Sahah, Malaysian Borneo See her report below: We were requested to try laughter with the stroke patients at their physio-therapy class.  The patients are a variety of ag...
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  • Laughter Yoga helps Paralyzed Patient in Calgary, Canada
    This is an inspiring Laughter Yoga story from Calgary, Canada. CALGARY - It turns out laughter may be the best medicine for a paralyzed Calgary teen. When sixteen years old Micaela -- who was born with a rare liver disease -- fell ill with the flu three years ago, it developed into meningitis and encephalitis, an acute inflammation of the brain that left her completely paralyzed. She was unable to speak, move or c...
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  • Laughter Yoga at the State Bank Academy, Gurgaon

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:43:30
    Laughter Yoga at the State Bank Academy, Gurgaon
    Jagat Singh Bisht, CLYT, Indore (India): A brief presentation on Laughter Yoga was followed by a live demo and a thunderous laughter session at the state-of-art auditorium of the State Bank Academy at Gurgaon, India. It was attended by 170 officers of the State Bank of India and its five associate banks which included the General Manager and Principal, Deputy General Managers and Senior Faculty, Regional Managers, A...
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