Laughter Yoga International http://laughteryoga.org/ Laughter Yoga International : Global Movement for Health, Joy & World Peace. Laughter Helping People With Chronic Kidney Disease http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/710 A recent report states that Laughter Yoga and Zumba, a type of fitness dance, are great for people with chronic kidney disease. Far from assuming that people on dialysis are too sick to do physical exercise, Associate Professor Paul Bennett, from Monash Health and Deakin University, says that both these exercise routines will definitely improve the quality of life for such patients. He pointed Laughter Yoga In Vietnam http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/709 The people of Vietnam take their outdoor activities very seriously. In fact, Hanoi offers a lot of free spaces for activities like outdoor music and dance classes, buying and selling of old bikes as well as conducting laughter sessions. Every morning, hundreds of people gather in a public place to look at each other and double up with laughter for 45 minutes. They are members of the Laughter Yo Laughter For All – It Can Crack Anyone http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/708 Teena mIller, a Laughter Yoga teacher and cancer survivor, realized that laughter can help anyone; whether they are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, a bad back or a psychological condition. Even a bitter war veteran can be cracked with laughter. For someone who has survived breast and skin cancer with a huge grin, perhaps teaching others stress reduction via laughter was inevitabl Laugh Your Cares Away With Laughter http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/706 Lainie Diamond a professional mezzo-soprano from New York discovered she had lost her laughter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She had fallen into a spectrum of depression and did not know how to get out of it. "I was ready to laugh more," she said. "I think human beings often realize they need to laugh more when things are getting too serious." Diamond soon found a L Laughter Yoga Helps Melbourne's Seniors To Good Mental Health http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/705 Laughter Yoga instructor Carolyn Nicholson gathered a group of 40 seniors for their first Laughter Yoga class in Melbourne. Starting with the chant, and progressing to basic clapping and swaying movements, she led the class into a relaxed and childlike atmosphere. When participants were asked to move around the room and approach one another performing pretend electric-shock handshakes, the laught Laughter Yoga At Virginia Tech http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/704 Laughter Yoga has already proven to be a great tool to reduce the stress and pressures faced by students. In fact, Virginia Tech has introduced a ‘laughter class’ in the morning, which has become the happiest workout for the students. Tod Whitehurst who conducts this yoga class says, "We take advantage of the fact that laughter is contagious. Once you start gettin LAUGHTER YOGA ITALIAN CONGRESS from 17th to 19th October http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/703 For the first time Dr. Kataria will hold his " Silence & Laughter Spiritual Retreat ” outside of India, in San Leo (Italy) from 14th to 17th October . Immediately after the Retreat, he will attend the Italian Laughter Yoga Congress from 17th to 19th, as a Special Guest of Honor along with his wife Madhuri. The Congress will be attended by several guests Laughter Improves Memory And Lowers Stress http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/702 Laughter Yoga with its several health benefits is fast becoming a worldwide movement and has caught the attention of health researchers around the globe. A recent study on the effect of laughter on memory and stress levels found a wide range of health benefits including memory improvement and lower stress. Cheryl Ann Oberg from Calgary has seen many of these benefits. Having worked with people Mission To Spread Laughter & Joy http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/701 As a part of Laughter Yoga exchange program, Laughter ambassador K M Thomas from Bahrain recently toured Vietnam to spread his message of joy and peace among patients at the municipal Police Hospital in Hanoi. He worked with the hospital's disabled and elderly residents hoping to effect a positive change in them. Laughter Yoga has many benefits for people who need special care; it can improve fle Laughter Yoga In Denmark http://laughteryoga.org/english/news/news_details/700 CNN recently did a special show investigating the happiness quotient in Denmark. Their award winning chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, met Thomas Flindt, the Scandinavian Laughter Guru who felt that Denmark is the happiest country on earth. Together they discussed the power of laughter, and how important it is to embrace laughter in daily life. Thomas Flindt showed Dr. Sanjay how lau