Life Changing Experience

  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Face Life With Dignity

    Lauro Lestani
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    Lauro Lestani, CLYT: I am a massage therapist and also teach Hatha Yoga. When I was six years old, my parents owned a bar, but unfortunately they did not get along. I tried to protect my mother from my father’s constant abusiveness whenever I could, but being so young it was difficult. In order to stop myself from shouting and crying, I made-up little games for myself and my kid brother and...
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  • Laughter Yoga inspires me to fully accept my imperfection and feel confident to be myself.

    Iris Chan, CLYT, Hong Kong
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    I wanted to be a Laughter Yoga Leader owing to my mother I took the Laughter Yoga Leader training course for my mother in Oct 2014. I had my first experience of a Laughter Yoga session during middle of last year. Once the activity had finished, there was a flash image in my mind which was that my mother and I could to experience a Laughter Yoga session joyfully together. I really wanted to see my...
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  • Laughter Club In Milan Hospital

    Antonella Manna
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    Here is an inspirational testimonial of Antonella Manna, a health professional who has opened a Laughter Club at the Sacco Hospital in Milan. Antonella Manna, health professional: For several months now, I go regularly to the oncology department to bring more laughter into the lives of the patients. One of them is Cesira and I laugh with him during his chemotherapy. We call it the" quickie "of...
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  • The story of a mindfully mindless laughter yogi

    Fla Flower
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    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...
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  • My Laughter Yoga Journey

    Sharondz Ng
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    Sharondz Ng: I got to know about Laughter Yoga a few years ago at a Yoga Studio where I attended a 2 days laughter workshop. Although I felt awesome during the sessions, I didn't find out more about it until last year, when I felt inspired to enquire about Laughter Yoga leader training in Malaysia. The timing of the course was inconvenient and I was unable to attend, so this year, I decided to sign...
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  • 40 Days Laughter Challenge!

    Varuna Khullar, Health & Laughter Coach
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    Little did I know on completion of my Laughter Teacher Training on 31st May, 2015, that it will change my life forever. Just a tip off from the Laughter Guru, Dr. Madan Kataria on practicing laughing everyday for 40 days until it becomes a habit has worked wonderfully for me. From the 1st of June until the 10th of July, I have laughed for 15 minutes or more everyday either on the Laughter Guru's...
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  • It’s a beautiful day when you can laugh for no reason!

    Loretta Bert
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    Since 2010, I am a Laughter Yoga teacher. A very nice Indian medical doctor, Madan Kataria, created laughter Yoga in 1995. He felt inspired to use unconditional laughter as a therapy and an exercise for everyone. With great pleasure, I accepted, this year, an invitation to try Laughter Yoga with physically and mentally challenged people from their psychologist, dr.Rosaria Stasolla, in a senior home,...
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  • Yoga is very exciting and totlaty life changing

    Nichole Marisol
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    when I found this site I get interest to make yoga on. after a few month after I found myself cheerful and healthy. I love to use some supplement also from http://www.nutri-verse.com/
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  • Laughter Yoga Has Done Wonders For Me!

    Vijay Sabharwall
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    I joined the JVCC Laughter Club in April 2015, when I was suffering from hipbone & lung cancer and was totally in a wheelchair, unable to stand even. After joining this club I found a drastic change in myself. My health is improving and I have put on weight. I am able to walk with the walker and can even drag my wheelchair to the club. I am able to do Laughter Yoga...
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  • Laughter Yoga In Batanes, Phillipines

    Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo
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    I recently went on a visit to the beautiful and scenic island of Batanes in Philippines to conduct a laughter session for young parishioners, who can do great to spread awareness about Laughter Yoga. The much-awaited Laughter Yoga session was held in St. Dominic University. As most of the participants were young, their vibrant-seemingly-boundless-energy rubbed on everyone, especially me. The...
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  • Laughter Yoga At Barangay Bel-Air

    Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo, Philippines
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    During a visit to Barangay Bel-Air, Ms. Estrellita Villegas, Barangay secretary, mentioned about raising funds to complete a commitment of 20 houses for Gawad Kalinga in Aklan. She said that instead of raising funds through solicitation and raffles, there should be a novel idea. And what better than Laughter Yoga! The interest being aroused, I urged the members to come and experience the life-changing...
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  • Laughter Yoga With Physically & Mentally Challenged Women

    Loretta Bert, Milan
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    Since 2010, I am a Laughter Yoga teacher and have been using unconditional laughter as a therapy and an exercise for everyone. Recently, Dr. Rosaria Stasolla invited me to try Laughter Yoga with the physically and mentally challenged at a senior care centre. This institution does not host just old people, but also has people with serious health problems: most of them are on wheelchairs and some are...
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  • My Experience of World Laughter Day in Taiwan

    Kitty, CLYT Hong Kong
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    As an international laughing buddy from Hong Kong, I was privileged to join the Taiwan laughing buddies for their WLD celebration on 3rd May 2015, which was held in an amazing environment. There was no media coverage, grand venue, professional stage design, gorgeous props and gimmicks which one normally expects for a ‘great’ event, yet what I experienced on World Laughter Day at Kaoshsiung...
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  • Laughter Yoga - How Does It Feel?

    Bernadette Mcgree, Laughter Yoga teacher, Ireland
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    Bernadette Mcgree, Laughter Yoga teacher at the Linfield Laughter Club in Ireland says that laughter is good for a number of different reasons. It's great for connecting people, excellent for helping people de-stress and feel more relaxed. As one of her participant says, “I went through a marriage breakdown and the distress that it caused. Laughter Yoga helped me to get my mind off it. It also...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helps To Regain Joy

    Angēla Essick Dykes, MI USA
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    During a recently held Laugh Fest in Michigan, Laughter Yoga instructor Angēla Essick Dykes conducted a series of laughter sessions which were designed to unleash laughs and inspire a sense of pure, unbridled joy. According to Dykes participants do not need any mat or yoga clothes to do Laughter Yoga; all they need is to leave their inhibitions behind and have fun. But the same was not true when she...
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  • Laughter Yoga Keeps One Healthy & Happy

    Jakarta
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    For years, Anak Agung Gede Sukarena , a middle aged man in Bali, did the rounds of doctors, healers, acupuncturists and alternative therapists trying to understand his ailments, which included shoulder and back pain, severe stomach cramping, migraines, insomnia and crippling phobias. By his early 50s, he lived in a state of total panic and fear. He was unable to sleep without someone holding his...
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  • A Laughter Yoga Travelogue Of India

    Piotr Bielski, CLYT, Poland
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    We recently concluded our second trip to India with a group of 11 participants. For almost a month, a group of Polish Laughter Yoga leaders and fans travelled around South India from Bangalore to Mysore, Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu and Goa. The idea of the trip is very simple: thanks to daily sessions of Laughter Yoga we nurture our inner spirit and meet all the challenges with laughter. This, in...
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  • How Laughter Yoga Saved My Marriage

    Lauren Hunt
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    Several years back things were not so great in my life and in my marriage. I wasn’t happy as two small children were stressing me out and I wasn’t getting time for myself. I felt isolated without much social support and my husband and I were also not getting enough time together. Everything between us was tense and heavy and conversations were typically about finances, kids, and the...
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  • Laughter Yoga Changed My perspective

    Erdinc, Laughter Yoga teacher, USA
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    Though life still throws up the same challenges of the good and the bad, the joy and the sorrow; and yes, I do get hurt and disappointed, there is a fundamental difference. It is in the way I now react and counter these circumstances. Earlier, they almost ruled over me, and I used to find it difficult to deal with them. But ever since I started practicing Laughter Yoga, it has taught me to have a...
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  • Laughter Yoga First Aid!

    Chandanna Denzayll CLYT, Malaysia
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    Life still has it's ups and downs, but the practice of Laughter Yoga has enhanced my ability to respond to challenges more easily and effectively. It's my First Aid Kit, that I take with me everywhere! As part of my teaching, I inform my students that sustained laughter is a catalyst for the release of endorphins (pain killing hormones) into the body, and recently I had the opportunity to put my own...
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  • Laughter Helped Cope With Life’s Challenges

    Patricia
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    Laughter Yoga was first introduced at a Caring Clown meeting and the very name intrigued me. After having googled Laughter Yoga, it was love at first sight and my heart reached out. Initially, the possible price of 2 day training caused some anxiety thinking it could be thousands of dollars. But, in finding out the extremely reasonable price of a Certified Laughter Leader Training, I was ecstatic...
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  • Laughter Story of Dr. Annelie Gareis

    Dr. Annelie Gareis, Ecuador
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    When I was a small child I had a dream which I never will forget. I dreamed that I stood hand in hand with my mother in an amazing blue cave, which was sparkling all over. Off in the distance I saw a woman who smiled at me very cheerfully. I heard such beautiful music that I had to let go of the hand of my mother so I could spin round and round. I danced and started floating inside the cave. Feeling...
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  • Laughter Helped Me Deal With Cancer

    Mandy Riches, UK
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    I had just been diagnosed with cancer for the third time (Hodgkin's lymphoma twice in the 1990s and breast cancer in 2011) but little did I know that later that evening, I would be sitting on the sofa giggling away with my parents and partner. All thanks to a laughtercise DVD given by my friend Stephanie, a laughter practitioner. I started with some of the exercises, and it wasn't long before the...
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  • My Personal LY Story

    Thomas TOPOLANEK, Austria
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    For many years I am fascinated by the story of HOTEI – a Japanese God of happiness, based on a true story of a monk, who travelled from village to village and was just laughing, laughing, laughing … Both – kids and grownups worshiped him a lot. Just before he died he told them his last wish: Burn me with the clothes I am wearing. When he passed away and got burned, a firework...
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  • Laughter Yoga Enhanced My Self-Esteem & Social Skills

    Mayra Avila, CLYT, Texas
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    I first heard about Laughter Yoga when I was working for a community clinic. I was preparing for a wellness group especially for women and I decided to include a laughter session to see what it was. After seeing the session in action, I thought it was a neat and unique exercise but after hearing the participants' comments about how much they had enjoyed the session, I decided to look more into it and...
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