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  • Laughter Therapy For Brain Injury

    Friday, 4 April 2014 16:28:59
    Laughter Therapy For Brain Injury
    Laughter Yoga is really going places as more and more people are reaping the enormous health benefits it provides. It is widely being used as an alternative treatment for several diseases, mental disorders, emotional upheavals and trauma due to injury, fatal sickness or surgery etc. In fact, recently, a very successful laughter session was conducted on a group of patients with brain injury at the Saskatchewan Associat...
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  • Laughing Their Way To Good Health

    Monday, 31 March 2014 18:21:26
    Laughing Their Way To Good Health
    Members of the Cochin Laughter Club take laughing rather seriously! For the last three years they have diligently been practicing Laughter Yoga regularly and many claim it to have made them a healthier person. The over-50 members ranging from 75-year-old to small vendors to young professionals thoroughly enjoy these sessions held thrice every week. P Rajendran Nair, yoga trainer, says different laughter exercises ar...
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  • Laughter Yoga Boosts Productivity In Business World

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:24:57
    Laughter Yoga Boosts Productivity In Business World
    Laughter Yoga has proved to be the ideal exercise for providing stress relief to people in the business world. According to a recent news report funny business in the workplace is being replaced by the business of having fun. Companies and corporations worldwide have realized that laughter is a powerful tool they can use to boost happiness, creativity and productivity. This rapid rise of the laughter industry, which...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Mexico City

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 13:10:07
    Laughter Yoga In Mexico City
    On the occasion of International Happiness Day (20th March), Mexico City government organized a Laughter Yoga session on Paseo de la Reforma, which was attended by hundreds of people seeking to improve their heath through laughter. A group of instructors led the participants in a routine that included stretching, push-ups, breathing exercises and lots of laughter together with the slogan – “When you laug...
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  • Medical Clowns Spread Joy Among Patients

    Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:02:10
    Medical Clowns Spread Joy Among Patients
    Laughter therapy in hospitals is now widely accepted for speedy healing as well as for countering depression in chronically ill patients.  It is for these people, the Komali MediClown Academy in Puducherry, India, has come up with the idea of medical clowns and is working with various hospitals around the area to spread a sense of cheer. These training workshops organized for medical clowns will develop a netwo...
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  • Kick Start A Healthy Lifestyle With Laughter Yoga
    Jordanian comic legend Nabil Sawalha who has made a big career out of tickling the funny bone for more than two decades, is now exploring the benefits of Laughter Yoga. He truly believes that it can kick start a healthy lifestyle and diffuse most of the stress and tension faced by people today. He also concedes that Laughter Yoga is an ideal exercise to bring in more oxygen to the body and mind thereby improving the...
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  • Breaking News! Laughter Yoga Now In Canadian School Curriculum
    Who said children should not laugh in a classroom? In a ground breaking trend St-Michel Catholic School in Canada has made Laughter Yoga a part of their daily curriculum and now has their children laughing in the classrooms creating a ‘merry riot’. By taking this almost insane and revolutionary step, the school has refuted the age old approach of teachers that children should not laugh loudly in the clas...
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  • Nasik – Main ‘Laughter Center’ Of Maharashtra

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014 18:25:50
    Nasik – Main ‘Laughter Center’ Of Maharashtra
    The Laughing Club Of Nasik recently celebrated its 13th anniversary in the presence of Dr Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri Kataria. While addressing the gathering, Dr Kataria announced that Nasik will be the main laughing center of Maharashtra. He urged Mr. Ramesh Dhongade, the Standing Committee Member of Nashik Municipal Corporation to render all necessary assistance for the same. Dr Kataria further said that th...
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  • Google & BBC Using Laughter Yoga

    Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:34:16
    Google & BBC Using Laughter Yoga
    Laughter Yoga is the latest workplace wellbeing craze. It has really taken off among companies looking to get that laughter feeling without the hassle of humor. In fact, BBC and Google organized laughter sessions which helped to generate a great feeling among employees and resulted in participants feeling happier and more relaxed. Besides BBC and Goggle, other companies are also up for using Laughter Yoga because th...
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  • Travelling Laughter Club In Bulgaria

    Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:03:47
    Travelling Laughter Club In Bulgaria
    Sylvia Pencheva, CLYL: A couple of months ago the first ever "Travelling Laughter Club" was started in Bulgaria. A very interesting and novel concept, it promotes Laughter Yoga in different cities and generates awareness about the benefits of laughter. People from three cities get together every week and visit one of the three towns - Lovech, Troyan and Sevlievo. The reason they do this, is because all of the thre...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Egypt

    Monday, 17 February 2014 14:48:06
    Laughter Yoga In Egypt
    Laughter Yoga is fast catching up in Egypt as people are becoming more and more aware of the enormous benefits of this unusual exercise routine. Laughter Yoga facilitators in Egypt especially Dr. Ute Devika Meinel feel that Laughter Yoga is the best way to spread joy and peace in the country. She feels that people today need to laugh more as it will help them to improve their level of well-being and joy. She organizes...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Veterans Heal

    Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:36:19
    Laughter Yoga Helps Veterans Heal
    When Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) was looking for something different to add to their roster of programs for veterans, Laughter Yoga topped the list. With more than 600 units of transitional and supportive housing, VOA-GNY is the largest provider of residential services for veterans in NYC. The first Laughter Yoga class began in September at VOA’s veteran’s residence in Manhattan, a f...
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  • Laugh Away Your ‘Monday Blues’

    Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:41:52
    Laugh Away Your ‘Monday Blues’
    A handful of people in Pueblo- Colorado, do not face any ‘Monday Blues’ as they are regular practitioners of Laughter Yoga. In fact, for them it’s the funniest day. Starting a week with laughter helps them go through it with a smile. Annette Long who runs these laughter classes is also a clinical psychologist, and she believes that laughter is the best medicine for one’s wellbeing. Breathing ...
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  • Laughter Yoga Session with Delayed Passengers at JFK Airport
    Francine Shore, Laughter Yoga Teacher and Coach, New York: Just recently, this month, I was en route to Chile at JFK airport for a 9pm flight. The plane was delayed for 4hrs and passengers (including myself) were exhausted and frustrated. The airline staff at LAN Airlines was also exasperated as we were heading towards midnight and they were awaiting information on when the plane would be cleared for takeoff. I th...
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  • Laughter Therapy Helps Work Environment

    Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:58:00
    Laughter Therapy Helps Work Environment
    Recently, a group of BBC Scotland journalists had a great time with their short laughter session which established the fact that having a good laugh or even making a complete fool of yourself with colleagues really helps at work. The session proved that laughter therapy makes one more productive, boosts the energy levels and reduces absenteeism. Sharon Miller director of in-house training events specialist Joyworks, a...
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  • Launching Gibberish DVD Kit by Dr. Madan Kataria & Jeffrey Briar
    4 DVD Set Talking Gibberish has become a great tool for Laughter Yoga sessions, workshops & seminars. In this kit Dr. Kataria and Jeffrey Briar will impart formal teaching on the art of talking Gibberish and how one can use it with Laughter Yoga events. DVD 1: Gibberish Workshop (Dr. Madan Kataria) This is a live recording of a Gibberish workshop conducted by Dr. Kataria during his training session in Ge...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps Patients In Thailand Rehab Center
    Susan Dustin CLYT, Thailand: The Sirindhorn National Rehabilitation Center is the largest rehab center in Thailand dealing with stroke, accident and disabilities of all manners, as well as creating and supplying artificial limbs. Recently, we began hosting weekly Laughter Yoga sessions with both inpatients and outpatients, comprised of a group of day care patients and the Independent Living Training Section. In or...
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  • Patients In Melbourne Dialysis Center Feel Great With Laughter
    The Moorabbin dialysis center in Melbourne recently conducted a month long trial of Laughter Yoga sessions to see how it benefits patients suffering from kidney failure and undergoing dialysis. The results reaffirmed the efficacy of Laughter Yoga as it definitely improved their mood, their health and wellbeing. The patients were in good spirits in a half-hour class as they ran through the exercises between chants and ...
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  • Laughter Yoga With The Deaf & Mute

    Sunday, 5 January 2014 02:15:54
    Laughter Yoga With The Deaf & Mute
    As people are becoming more and more aware of the enormous health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its flexibility as an exercise, it has spread across different fields which include several institutes for the deaf and mute children across the world. As laughter in Laughter Yoga comes from the body, it is an easy exercise for such children as they only need to make an eye contact to be able to enjoy laughter exercises....
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  • A 90 minute program for 120 inmates at “Howard Street Jail
    Robert Rivest CLYT USA: Today I did a 90 minute program for 120 inmates at “Howard Street Jail.” It is a nationally recognized co-ed minimum security drug and alcohol addiction correctional facility in Springfield MA. I shared comic mime, transformational stories from my life, breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, tai-chi, qigong, and laughter yoga. Today’s intention was: “Stay ope...
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  • Another Laughter Yoga Research Underway in Australia

    Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:08:47
    Another Laughter Yoga Research Underway in Australia
    A new research is being conducted by a team of investigators from Deakin – Monash center for nursing research in Australia to establish the efficacy of Laughter Yoga in improving the lung function in dialysis patients (many of whom have poor respiratory function related to congestive heart disease). Led by Prof Paul Bennett the study will measure the effect Laughter Yoga has on lung function, personal wellbeing,...
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  • Laughter Yoga - The Best Gift From Within

    Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:53:05
    Laughter Yoga - The Best Gift From Within
    Laughter is a universal language and it is within all of us. Sadly, we sometimes keep it reserved, and find it very hard to laugh. Children, on the other hand, have that natural knack, natural ability to say funny things and do funny things. But as we grow, we go through a socialization process, which kind of takes that gift out of us. This is where Laughter Yoga really helps. It has the power to generate childlike pl...
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  • Laughter Yoga Reduced My Rheumatoid Condition

    Friday, 15 November 2013 12:52:48
    Laughter Yoga Reduced My Rheumatoid Condition
    Bakhyt Zhunussova, PhD, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master: The last few years, I have been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is a disease when the pain migrates all the time. It hurts your hands, legs, the neck, and the knees – There is constant stiffness, fatigue, aching or shooting pains. I was hospitalized early this year and the tests results showed an index of rheumatoid factor 299.7, when the r...
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  • Reduce Pain With Laughter

    Saturday, 9 November 2013 16:22:01
    Reduce Pain With Laughter
    Laughter Yoga is unique as it approaches laughter as a physical exercise rather than using cognitive humor. This means that anyone can laugh, regardless of their state of mind and cognitive ability. Therefore, it is not unusual for people who have suffered chronic pain to recover through laughter. In fact, recently, a Laughter Club member expressed her happiness and thankfulness by making a big donation of US $3,300...
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  • Laughter Yoga Sweeps Magic Valley

    Friday, 8 November 2013 15:54:13
    Laughter Yoga Sweeps Magic Valley
    Mary Martinat, a former physical education instructor, has brought Laughter Yoga to the people of Twin Falls area in the Magic Valley region of Idaho, USA. Martinat, 76, retired three years ago from a lifetime of teaching, but soon found herself coasting through her days with no purpose, till she discovered Laughter Yoga, which became her new passion. “It’s life changing, and changes a person’s whole...
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