In a recently published report the Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield, Pittsburg wants its patients to laugh their way to better spirits. The center plans to work with Laughter Yoga instructor, David Russell and soon offer laughter sessions to the patients.
"Fundamentally, cancer is a pretty overwhelming disease," said Bonnie Shields, director of support services for the cancer center. She said that people forget to appreciate any circumstances in their life that is joyful, but it is amazing and a truly moving sight to see all these people doing Laughter Yoga exercises and having a ball. She added that when patients have a positive attitude, they tend to do better in treatment and Laughter Yoga is a powerful exercise routine which generates a positive mental attitude and joyfulness even without the use of any humor or comedy.