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  • I Don’t Feel Like Laughing But I Will Try

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:48:55
    I Don’t Feel Like Laughing But I Will Try
    This is the latest video of Dr. Kataria on You tube which is fast becoming popular. How can you laugh when you don’t feel like laughing? This goes very well with the concept and philosophy of Laughter Yoga – Motion Creates emotion. Before reading this theory, just watch this video. Theory of Motion Creates Emotion There is a well-established link between the body and mind. Whatever happens to the min...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Cope With Economic Crisis In Zimbabwe
    BBC News recently reported that two women, Shilpa Shah and Celina Stockill are planning to set up laughter clubs in Zimbabwe, one of the world’s most challenging economies. They believe they can help people cope with the strains of Zimbabwean life by encouraging them to practice Laughter Yoga in these challenging times.  They hold workshops to promote good hearty laughter and encourage people to hold hands,...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps To Change Lives In Bulgaria

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:45:25
    Laughter Yoga Helps To Change Lives In Bulgaria
    Report by Sylvia Pencheva The first Laughter Club in Bulgaria was started in January 2010. Since then it has gained tremendous popularity. Though it was tough in the beginning, and we found it difficult to explain to the people that it is possible to laugh without a reason. But we progressed little by little, and today there more than 130 visitors ranging from age 10 to 65 and belonging to various professions. Man...
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  • Laughter Yoga Mission In Philippines Booming

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:42:19
    Laughter Yoga Mission In Philippines Booming
    Laughter Yoga Club of the Philippines (LYCP) marked its second founding anniversary on February 19, 2010, at Payatas ‘A’ Elementary School in Quezon City. True to fulfilling its mission to help provide sanitation, it turned over to the school a submersible pump and seven rehabilitated toilets. The school, which has a student population of 6,500 and 150 teachers and administration personnel, had only three ...
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  • Laughter Clubs Promote Everlasting Friendships

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:41:08
    Laughter Clubs Promote Everlasting Friendships
    Once again the Laughter Club has proved to be the most effective network of caring, sharing and establishing eternal bonds. In a recent incident, Mr. Mingo, a laughter leader from Taiwan met with an unfortunate car accident just after finishing a laughter session on May 3rd, 2010 (the day after WLD). While recovering in the hospital, his fellow laughter club members visited him regularly in the hospital and gave him t...
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  • World Laughter Day On CNN

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:35:38
    World Laughter Day On CNN
    Hello Laughter lovers around the world! Here is good news. CNN has decided to make a feature on World Laughter Day. They will interview Dr. Kataria on Skype which is most likely to be televised on CNN International on Monday.  We will let you know the timing and any change in telecast date as soon as we find out the details regarding the show. After the World Laughter Day, CNN is going to make a special re...
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  • Great Laughter Yoga Teacher Training In Chicago

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:33:53
    Great Laughter Yoga Teacher Training In Chicago
    Dr. Madan Kataria: I have just concluded a very successful Laughter Tour to USA. As I landed in New York on April 7, I attended a laughter session in a Laughter club in Manhattan where I shared some new laughter exercises and also learnt about their activities. I was amazed to see the life changing experiences people were having with Laughter Yoga. In fact, the number of people attending the club is continuously inc...
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  • Going Strong At 95 With Laughter Yoga

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:16:13
    Going Strong At 95 With Laughter Yoga
    If you watch this gentleman in the You Tube link given below you won't believe he is 95! Good news is he is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and we bet he is going live for many more years… Laughter clubs members in Jerusalem recently celebrated the 95th birthday of Nisim Salis, the oldest Laughter Yoga leader in Israel. Nisim has been practicing Laughter Yoga for regularly 5 years every week in the Jerusalem ...
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  • World Laughter Day Celebrations How! When! Where!
    2nd May, 2010 is World Laughter Day. All Laughter Yoga members will be celebrating this event across 65 countries. You can join this initiative to bring world peace through Laughter. Do you want to know how, when and where people are celebrating World Laughter Day? Please click here - http://worldlaughterday.org/ . Even if there is no event taking place near you, you can laugh all by yourself on this auspicio...
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  • Laughter Yoga Tourism Concept Begins From Israel

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:10:00
    Laughter Yoga Tourism Concept Begins From Israel
    Noga Ilan, Israel: I would like to congratulate you on the 15th Anniversary of Laughter Yoga which really changed my life as a tourist guide. Ever since I joined this amazing global movement last year, I feel I am not alone in the world any more. With so many Laughter Yoga missionaries the world cannot be a place of desperation. After being certified as a Laughter teacher, I introduced it into my profession. Now, I ...
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  • Laughter Yoga In South Africa Prison

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:09:03
    Laughter Yoga In South Africa Prison
    Jenine, South Africa: I conduct laughter sessions at homes for the aged, schools and other underprivileged children and societies, support groups, hospice - HIV & Cancer sufferers, community projects and more, for no financial return. Last week, I conducted my first laughter workshop and laughter session at a high security prison for men only. Here are some of the comments made by them. It was their first experien...
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  • Laughter Yoga With Kindergarten Kids

    Monday, 11 March 2013 13:07:21
    Laughter Yoga With Kindergarten Kids
    Certified Laugher Yoga teacher, Dr. Santosh Sahi recently conducted a Laughter Yoga session for about 100 kindergarten children (aged between 3 - 4) and 233 primary school children (aged between 5 -10). The schools are run by the Mahila Mangal Trust, an NGO in South Delhi. According to Dr. Sahi it was an amazing session with the young children in colourful uniforms and lovely smiles. The session started with clappin...
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  • New Laughter Yoga Research Underway In Japan

    Monday, 11 March 2013 12:54:30
    New Laughter Yoga Research Underway In Japan
    On his visit to Japan in November 2009, Dr. Madan Kataria made a presentation at the University of Osaka in the Department of the Social and Environmental Medicine headed by Dr. Tetsuya Ohira. Together they planned a new research program in collaboration with the Laughter Yoga Teachers and Leaders in Osaka. The research program was commenced in December last year with more than 80 participants. They took three group...
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  • Laughter Yoga At Winter Olympics Festival In Vancouver
    We are getting closer to our dream of introducing Laughter Yoga in the Olympics! The first step has already been taken by Laughter Leaders Jeannie Magenta and Alex Phaneuf in Vancouver, who will lead a 15-minute Laughter Yoga session on February 24 & 25, 2010, before a crowd of over 10,000 people who will gather in an outdoor event of music, dance and other activities during the ongoing Winter Olympics. The even...
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  • Love & Laughter Come Together On Valentines Day

    Monday, 11 March 2013 12:43:02
    Love & Laughter Come Together On Valentines Day
    The Telegraph, Kolkata reported how love and laughter came together on 14th February, Valentines Day, in ‘The City of Joy’. Nearly 1000 delegates from West Bengal Laughter clubs got together at Robindra Sarovar Stadium and walked through the city chanting ho ho ha ha, laughter is the best medicine, very good very good Yeah, and doing some laughter exercises. This amazing ‘Laughethon’ was orga...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    This is another milestone for Laughter Yoga Movement as it rapidly spreads into different areas from schools to companies, to hospitals and universities, special care centers to fitness studios and now to MIT, the most prestigious technology institute in the world. Known for scholastic distinction, the students and faculty of MIT went through the experience of Laughter Yoga and reported a marked difference in their At...
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  • Fantastic Video On Laughing Alone By Dr. Kataria - Silent Laughter
    On January 29, 2010, I got up at 5 am and wanted to Laugh Alone. The only problem was that there were guests sleeping in the house, and some people were praying in a temple behind my office. I realized if I laughed loudly, everyone would get disturbed, but I really did want to laugh in the morning. After some time of pondering over my dilemma, I thought the best way to laugh would be without any sound. I tri...
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  • Laughter Yoga With NCC Camps

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 18:03:40
    Laughter Yoga With NCC Camps
    For the first time, Laughter Yoga was introduced in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) camp organized by the Jamia Milia Islamia University in New Delhi by Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dr. Santosh Sahi. The NCC is a Government of India organization under the Ministry of Defence, and their objective is to groom the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The history of NCC goes back to World War I, when the ...
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  • 17000 Members In Iranian Laughter Clubs No Joke!!!
    Last month, few members of the laughter clubs from Tehran visited Dr. Kataria's house in Mumbai and extended their invitation to come to Iran and spread the Laughter clubs movement. The Government of Tehran has set up many Laughter clubs in  libraries and committee centers where they laugh everyday. There are more than 17000 members in these laughter clubs and they are looking forward to Dr. Kataria's visit to Ir...
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  • Laughter Yoga Club Opens In Mumbai With Over 250 People
    Every day new Laughter Clubs are being opened in India.  On 27th January, 2010, Madhuri and I opened a new Laughter Club with more than 250 people. We got up at 4:30 am and rushed to the venue which is a Community Centre for the Aga Khan Muslim community.The introductory session lasted for about an hour.  As a tradition in India, men and women usually do not mix together, so even though they stood separate...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Singapore

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 17:49:04
    Laughter Yoga In Singapore
    Elvie, Phillipines: In December last year, I attended the most unusual conference - the World Toilet Organization Summit (WTO) at Suntec Convention Center, Singapore. Mr. Avi Liran, Founder of Laughter Yoga in Singapore, with the help of my organization, Laughter Yoga Philippines, had organized putting up toilets in public schools. This toilet project furthered my interest in the Summit and I was keen to know more...
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  • Laughter Yoga Arrives in Bulgaria

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 17:46:01
    Laughter Yoga Arrives in Bulgaria
    Barely ten days ago, two ladies from Bulgaria, Silvia Pencheva and Lilia Hristova, were trained as Laughter Yoga Teachers, by Founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, in Bangalore, India.  During the first week after their training, Silvia and Lilia have started the first Laughter Yoga session in Bulgaria. Here we have a detailed report by Silvia Pencheva, about the way Laughter Yoga movement has reached B...
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  • City of Staunton gets ready for World Laughter Day on May 2
    The city of Staunton in Virginia State, USA, has started preparations to celebrate the World Laughter Day on May 2, 2010. The venue for this annual event being held for the third year in a row, in the city, is Gypsy Hill. World Laughter Day is observed by Laughter Yoga International – the brainchild of Indian Physician from Mumbai, Dr. Madan Kataria – throughout the world, on the first Sunday in May each...
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  • President Of Mauritius Visits Laughter Club In Nagpur, India
    It is the first time ever in the history of Laughter Yoga Movement, that any Head of State has visited a Laughter Club. The Laughter Club of Nagpur had the honor of welcoming the President of Mauritius, His Excellency Anerood Jugnauth and his wife Mrs. Sarojni Jugnauth on December 8, 2009. The event was organized by Laughter Leader Kishore Thutheja, President of Nagpur Laughter Clubs. Addressing a gathering of more ...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Best Exercise For Body & Mind

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 17:32:16
    Laughter Yoga – Best Exercise For Body & Mind
    In a recently published article in the Regina Leader Post, Canada, participants in a Laughter Yoga session report feeling ‘Stress free’ and ‘great’ after the class. According to Marilyn Kurtz, Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, laughter builds the lung capacity and gets the blood flowing, which is a good cardiovascular workout. Laughter Yoga therapy also improves PMS, menopau...
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