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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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  • Laughter Yoga - An ‘Endorphin Cocktail’

    Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:15:58
    Laughter Yoga - An ‘Endorphin Cocktail’
    Rachel Ben-Dor's, professor of philosophy and religion at the Capital University, Ohio, describes her first experience with Laughter Yoga as totally embarrassing. "I felt weird and stupid," she said. Still, she returned for more and quickly learned to cut loose without worry. "I have so much energy right now, and feel so much better and can be myself." Several medical studies have shown that laughter is a great way ...
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  • Laughter Helps Cope With Grief

    Thursday, 3 September 2015 13:06:54
    Laughter Helps Cope With Grief
    Bangalore based therapist Suchitra Kaul Misra, is all set to bring back laughter into people’s lives. Her focus is on using laughter as a most powerful healing energy in the world. Hailing from strife ridden Kashmir, she lost her home and belongings overnight, and had to flee with her young child. It was her ability to see the lighter side of any dark situation and wear a smile always that helped her cope during...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helping Senior Citizens

    Tuesday, 1 September 2015 17:18:48
    Laughter Yoga Helping Senior Citizens
    A two day seminar ‘Celebrating Age' for senior citizens was recently conducted in Mumbai, to give the elderly meaningful guidance on several issues. The NGO Vision India, which hosted the event, will subsequently organize a series of workshops on health and fitness tips which will include Laughter Yoga. CEO Janaki Raman said that by 2016, India will have a population of 116 million elderly people over the age ...
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  • Daily Dose Of Laughter For Noida Residents

    Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:21:22
    Daily Dose Of Laughter For Noida Residents
    Laughter Yoga has become a way of good health and life for the residents in Noida, which includes mostly senior citizens,   The Jalvayu Laughter Club (JLC), which started in November 2014 with merely four members, today boasts of more than 200 members. Commander Ashok Sawhney, who was also recently designated as Laughter Ambassador of Noida, said,“These days every second person is dealing with some k...
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  • How Laughter Can Help Alzheimers & Parkinsons

    Thursday, 20 August 2015 17:09:25
    How Laughter Can Help Alzheimers & Parkinsons
    Till date there is no identified cure for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or variations of the above such as Lewy Body Dementia. Treatments are expensive, and the associated symptoms change your daily life forever. Laughter may not be a cure but it has much to offer on several levels to help both the patients and their caregivers. A study from Australia concluded that laughter therapy calms and rea...
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  • Laughter Yoga Again In Guinness Book! This Time In Hong Kong
    About 1,000 elderly Hong Kong people took part in the largest Laughter Yoga class in Tsuen Wan on May 9, 2015. The session was conducted by Laughter Yoga founder Dr. Madan Kataria in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. The event was very challenging as it started raining heavily and all the seniors had to be shifted under a shelter at the stadium. Dr. Kataria stood on the stage and despite the downpour, con...
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  • Cancer Patients Laugh Away Their Blues

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015 11:51:30
    Cancer Patients Laugh Away Their Blues
    Scientific studies have proved that hearty laughter has a powerful and immediate strengthening effect on the immune system. It quickly increases immunoglobulin levels that help fight infection and increases the number of Natural Killer Cells (NK cells), which play a key role in cancer prevention. Therapies like laughter have also proved very beneficial in reducing the trauma and the stress usually accompanying the d...
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  • 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors

    Friday, 24 July 2015 12:52:55
    'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors
    Here is a cafe with a difference! All you need to order is LAUGHTER! haha Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital, a part of the Sibley Senior Association, has opened a ‘Laugh Cafeteria’ where senior citizens go to tell jokes and laugh. It holds monthly, hour-long laugh sessions primarily for seniors but other patients and their family members are also invited to join. Senior Association director Marti B...
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  • Tucson People Use Laughter Yoga to De-Stress

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015 12:19:20
    Tucson People Use Laughter Yoga to De-Stress
    Peace For You, a Tucson, Arizona based company, uses Laughter Yoga sessions to heal their members of their anxiety and depression and create a happy space where they feel open and content, rather than stressed-out and nervous. A session typically involves an introduction, warm-up exercises, laughter exercises, deep breathing and more. Jim Twomey, the owner of the company states that the benefits of laughter therapy,...
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  • Indian Doctor Conducts Laughter Yoga At TED Event In Europe
    For the time ever, a young Indian lady doctor Nupur Kohli conducted a Laughter Yoga session with a over a thousand people at the high profile TEDx event held in Delft, Netherlands. It was a great moment for yoga as academics and politicians joined in the prominent mass event. According to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; ...
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  • Yoga Festival In Morgan Hill, California

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:35:02
    Yoga Festival In Morgan Hill, California
    In keeping with the spirit of the International Yoga Day, people at Morgan Hill, California, turned up in large crowds to celebrate health and fitness. It was a surprise to the event's organizers, who thought that Father's Day would probably keep the attendance low. But Deepak Sridhar, one of the event planners was stupefied to see more than 200 people on yoga mats! There were almost 500 enthusiasts doing Pranayama br...
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  • Laughter With Yoga Students

    Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:43:14
    Laughter With Yoga Students
    With people realizing the several health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its connection with traditional yoga, lots of yoga studios and fitness centers have incorporated laughter sessions with their practice. One such yoga class is conducted by Stephanie Stewart at the Sammy Williams Senior Center, and she advises her joyful yogis to “take advantage of that free internal pharmacy.” “We kind of let lo...
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  • Message From Dr. Madan Kataria On International Day Of Yoga
    June 21 has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations - thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who initiated the idea. Originating in India almost 6000 years ago, yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which has helped several people worldwide to maintain good health, peace and harmony. Like traditional Yoga, Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) too originated in India in 1995 ...
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  • Laughter Yoga – A Great Tool For Care Givers

    Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:18:03
    Laughter Yoga – A Great Tool For Care Givers
    Here is an encouraging piece of advice for care givers who find it very difficult to cope with stressful times while interacting with aging parents or other seniors having serious medical or age related problems. Rita Clancy, a regular columnist answers their queries and reaffirms that a sense of humor is a valuable coping tool during difficult times, and laughter can be a healing and life-affirming act when dealing w...
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