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  • Coping With Cancer - Laughter Yoga Way

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:10:32
    Coping With Cancer - Laughter Yoga Way
    Sunstone Cancer Support Centers of Yuma, Ariz., recently hosted a Laughter Yoga class at the Serenity Yoga Studio. People attend a traditional yoga class together and end up making it their own Laughter Yoga. This class offers a unique therapy for people who have cancer or know someone who does. In the class, participants hear jokes, play pretend, dance and sing their way into a funny frenzy. Laughter Yoga instructor...
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  • Laughter Yoga For Biblical Joy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:08:49
    Laughter Yoga, simple yet powerful and profound is now being applied in different fields worldwide and is gaining immense popularity because of the many health benefits people experience. “Why laugh? Because laughter reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, boosts immunity, eases physical pain and promotes happiness,” says Laura Gentry, Laughter Yoga expert and pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church ...
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  • Laura Smitherman, was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 23 years ago. She used laughter to help with her healing process. "Being able to laugh about things really helped me get through it," Smitherman said. "People don't realize how their emotions affect their immune system", she adds. Laura is a regular member of laughter leader Laurie Nathanson’s Laughoholic Club which is one of thousands of...
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  • Laughter Increases Good Cholesterol

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:07:06
    Hearty laughter could help diabetics improve their cholesterol levels and possibly lower their risk of heart attack, according to a recent study by Dr. Lee Berk of Loma Linda University, California. Berk and his  colleague, Dr. Stanley Tan, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist at Oak Crest Health Research Institute in Loma Linda, assigned 20 adults with type 2 diabetes, average age 50, to a control gr...
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  • Laughter Tourism - A New Vacation!

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:05:34
    Now you can go on a laughter tour and laugh your stress away! Neil Davenport and Stefan Merrill Block of ARTINFO.com a premier site for news about culture, art and travel placed Laughter Clubs in India on the tourist map. In their travel around the country they explored territory that few vacationers see. Away from the usual spots, the duo visited numerous laughter clubs and experienced the most amazing phenomenon. ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Boosting Mexico’s Joy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:02:55
    Laughter Yoga Boosting Mexico’s Joy
    The laughter community started growing in Riviera Maya, Mexico during the swine flu emergency. Social gatherings were held to help people laugh and cope with life in the moment of crisis. People opened their hearts to Laughter Yoga sessions during these free public awareness events at IDASH in Cancun, Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Morelos and Ananda – Palapa Suuk in Playa del Carmen. These sessions gave people th...
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  • Keep A Happy Heart

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 15:51:35
    Keep A Happy Heart
    A recently published article affirms that mental health is positively enhanced by laughter. In fact, even anticipating laughter changes the biochemistry and provides a sense of well being. According to the report the ability to laugh -- either naturally or as learned behavior has important implications in societies such as the U.S. where heart disease remains the number one killer. Interestingly, one can exercis...
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  • Laughter Yoga – Feel Good Therapy

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 15:50:10
    "We get bogged down in the stress of life and sometimes forget to laugh," says Diana Perez a certified laughter leader and self-proclaimed "jolliologist” and founder of Laughter Heart. In a recently published article, she asserts that laughter is natures most economical and instant stress buster that anyone can take part in. She said laughter yoga is a feel-good therapy that promises stress relief, gentle aero...
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  • World Laughter Day - Hyderabad, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 14:04:00
    World Laughter Day - Hyderabad, India
    The ABC Laughter Club - Hyderabad, India encourages members to gather together and laugh to stay healthy. According to the club, laughter is a medicine, just like yoga or meditation can be. Because more than 70 percent of illnesses have some relation to stress, they believe that laughter can help prevent these stress-related illnesses, even if you do it for just three minutes a day. The members of these clubs c...
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  • World Laughter Day - Fort Myers Beach Florida

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 14:01:24
    World Laughter Day - Fort Myers Beach Florida
    Fort Myers Beach Laughter Club held their first World Laughter Day Celebration May 3 from 9Am-11am. Over forty people, ages ranging from 6 -70+, participated in a half hour Laughter Yoga session, played games, held contests and had FUN FUN FUN in the sand. Very good! Smiles, Meg Scott
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  • World Laughter Day - Jamaica

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:59:54
    World Laughter Day - Jamaica
    Here are some photographs sent of World Laughter Day 2009 celebration in Jamaica. We celebrated with lots of fun and laughter at grounds of the Temple of Light, in Kingston. Love Light and Laughter Winnie Anderson-Brown & Laughter Leaders
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  • World Laughter Day in Hong Kong

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:25:51
    World Laughter Day in Hong Kong
    Here are some of the pictures from World Laughter Day in Hong Kong. We ran 2 sessions , one at 12 noon where approx 50 people attended and one at 1700 pm where about 60 people attended ! It was a great success and we are creating more of such events in Hong Kong to build awareness! Lots of Laughter Veena
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  • World Laughter Day, Andhra Pradesh, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:10:45
    World Laughter Day, Andhra Pradesh, India
    LAUGHTER CLUB OF GUNTUR , ANDHRA PRADESH: More than 100 members of four laughter clubs in Guntur gathered at NTR Indoor Stadium to celebrate world laughter day. Tracing the genesis to the Laughter Yoga Movement launched in 1998 by Madan Kataria, president of Laughter Club of Guntur M. Rama Rao said that the celebration of World Laughter Day was a positive manifestation for world peace and was intended to build a glob...
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  • World Laughter Day - Sebastopol, CA

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 13:06:48
    World Laughter Day - Sebastopol, CA
    World Laughter Day was celebrated on May 3rd, 2009. We met at the Farmer's Market in Sebastopol, CA and asked people to laugh for 1 minute for world peace. Here are the snippets of the day.
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  • World Laughter Day - Bahrain

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:55:48
    World Laughter Day - Bahrain
    KCA Laughter Club - the one and only laughter club in Bahrain celebrated World Laughter Day - 2009 with a variety of activities at KCA premises in Segaya. The celebrations started with a laughter march, followed by laughter exercises, and the reading of the wld message from Dr. Kataria, prayer for world peace and finally a laughter contest. More than 150 members and guests enjoyed the celebrations. ...
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  • World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:36:19
    World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana
    We had a wonderful time on World Laughter Day in Munster, Indiana.  The event was fun, and the weather was nice, so we decided to conduct the session outside the Town Hall building.
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  • World Laughter Day - Visakhapatnam, India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:27:40
    World Laughter Day - Visakhapatnam, India
    We started our activity at 05.30 am with stetchings and continued our laughings upto 07.00 am. During this period we carried a banner bearing the content about our activities of the club and walked around so that others no about this. We have introduced many laughings and really enjoyed the event. Everyone of us were glad to hear Dr. Kataria's message about how we can bring the world peace through laughter. C.V. N...
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  • World Laughter Day - Japan - Tokyo

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:20:40
    Japanese giggle away stress and anxiety through laughter yoga on  World Laughter Day Japanese gather in a park and laugh their heads off to celebrate  World Laughter Day, seeking ways to let go of their stress through a  mix of laughter and Indian yoga breathing. TOKYO, JAPAN (MAY 03, 2009) REUTERS - Japanese gathered in a park in Tokyo on Sunday (May 3) to laugh and giggle away their daily...
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  • World Laughter Day @ Mexico

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:18:09
    World Laughter Day From Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNguDxsKNi0 One of the biggest TV networks in Mexico aired this invitation to the people of Mexico to join World Laughter Day 2009 from home as an alternative to celebrate in a safe authorized way due to the human flu. Date Aired: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 World Laughter Day (Music, Medics and Exercise) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_...
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  • Influenza Laughter

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:16:30
    Influenza Laughter
    No body can steal our laughter swine flu or economic crisis. This is lovely photo sent by Nathan who is a laughter yoga teacher from Mexico. Despite swine flu and they were not allowed to have public gatherings, laughter club members laughed over the telephone. Ha ha ha because laughter is not outside it is within us...... ha ha ha
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  • World Laughter Day - Greece - Aegina

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:14:44
    We celebrated by laughing by the sea side at Kolonna Beach on Aegina, reading Dr K's message in Greek and sending Love and Laughter to the Universe! It was a really nice and powerful experience! Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha!! Love and Laugher from Greece ! Eleni Skrekou You can find more pictures here .
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  • World Laughter Day in Salzburg was celebrated along with a city marathon with 4700 runners. Salzburg’s Laughter Club opened the marathon with a laughter exercise and created a laughter mile along the marathon course with lots of laughing, cheering, dancing and music. The runners enjoyed the HO HO HA HA-cheering for them and their exhausted faces turned into big smiles at the laughter mile. The fans learned laug...
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  • World Laughter Day 2009 In India

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 12:05:16
    World Laughter Day 2009 In India
    World Laughter Day was celebrated at thousands of places in India. Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri were present in Mumbai at the Lokhandwala Park where they had first started the laughter clubs in 1995. More than 250 people including few guests from USA. UK and Canada joined the celebrations. After the laughter session, the entire group started the peace march holding white heart-shaped balloons (symbolic of pe...
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  • World Laughter Day Celebrated in Taiwan

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:51:31
    World Laughter Day Celebrated in Taiwan
    World Laughter Day 2009 was celebrated in Taiwan with great fun and frolic under the leadership of John Chen. People dressed in fancy clothes, faces painted with funny hats, dancing singing and music ha ha ha. John read out the message from Dr Kataria and the event was covered by many people from newspapers and television. Read more and see photos here
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  • Laughter Yoga: No laughing matter

    Saturday, 9 March 2013 11:26:25
    Laughter Yoga: No laughing matter
    With multiple and proven health benefits, Laughter Yoga is the most powerful exercise routine fast spreading to different parts of the world. A recently held laughter session at the Gold’s Gym, Manila, Phillipines highlighted the fact that “Laughter Yoga can be done regardless of the person’s mood. In fact, it sets the person the right, positive, happy mood and with regular practice one can train th...
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