Life Changing Experience

  • I found My Laughter With Laughter Yoga

    Nan Ho Yoon, CLYT, South Korea
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    Four years ago when my husband retired, he started feeling lonely and gradually became more strict and stubborn. There was hardly any laughter in my life. It was at this point both of us felt we needed some change. One day while watching television, I came across Laughter Yoga which looked very different from the rest of the health exercises. I further searched the net for more information and...
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  • Laughter Yoga Brought My Mother Closer To Me

    Michi Morioka, CLYT, Japan
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    Among the 5 new leaders I certified recently, one happened to be my mother which really meant a lot to me. Growing up, I didn’t have the best relationship with her, and that’s a part of the reason I’ve felt such a strong desire to share Laughter Yoga with my family.While laughing, sharing ideas, playing like kids and singing with each other during the training, I could clearly feel...
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  • Laughter Yoga Connects People And Brings Joy

    Keith, UK
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    I am a part of the Carlisle Carers Association for caregivers. During one of our conferences, I happened to chance upon a Laughter Yoga workshop which was truly amazing and had me completely hooked. I tried it with my partners in the association and immediately noticed how all the care givers began to shed their worries and concerns - and how laughter brought people together. Highly inspired, I became...
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  • Laughter Help me through major surgery

    Jan MacQuarrie, Canada
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    I have had my abdominal surgery and have three incisions,. I made the most of what I had learned in the laughter movement and had fun doing it! I blew up balloons for two weeks ahead to strengthen my lungs and abdomen- and practiced laughing. For an hour and a half before surgery I laughed in the prep room. with ho, ho's and very goods ! . I asked for my own music to be played during surgery and asked...
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  • Laughing would lighten me up and make me a happy self...

    Maj Britt, Denmark
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    Short interview with Maj Britt, Denmark taken by Dr. Kataria. Laughter has really changed my attitude. I’m a gym instructor and when I first joined the club, I thought it would be good for the body and the immune system. But, later I realized that the mental and soul benefits were the ones for me. I started with the physical benefits but now I can feel my soul healing. The main part is that...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped In Severe Depression

    Dianne Theil McNinch, USA
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    In January 1997, my thoughts of suicide became frequent and by April 1997 I was officially diagnosed with Clinical Depression. Over time my condition became severe and by this year I was spending over $400 on depression medication each month. I first heard about Laughter Yoga on the American TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. It seemed delightful. Then on April 11th 2007, I happened to...
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  • Laughter Yoga heals cancer

    Anna, Denmark
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    I had a very painful experience in February 2000 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to be operated and had to under go chemotherapy. I was frustrated and angry. It was then I learnt about Laughter Yoga and thought it was the only way to come out of my pain. I joined the laughter club in my area and soon started to perceive things in a different way. There was a remarkable change and I...
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  • Reborn In the Laughter Club, India

    Mr. Vishwamohan, Laughter Club, Vijayvada, India
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    It’s usual to celebrate one’s birthday the day one is born. But not so for Mr. Vishwamohan from Vijayvada in southern India. He celebrates his birthday on the day he joined the Laughter club! He feels he got a new lease of life and was ‘Reborn’ in the club. Constantly troubled by never-ending illnesses for the last 30 years he had almost given up on life. From chronic diabetes,...
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  • A New Life for Mr Radhakrishnaiah

    Mr Radhakrishnaiah, Karnataka, India
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    At 5:45 a.m. there was a knock at my door. Two laughter leaders greeted me with laughter - one held a coffee flask and other glasses. After a quick coffee we headed for the laughter club which starts 6:15am sharp. The remarkable thing about laughter clubs in India is that they all start on time. In other matters we Indians are not good at keeping time. This makes me feel proud about laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga improved my hearing power

    Jamna
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    I started coming to the laughter club since the last two years. Earlier, I could not laugh openly, but now with regular laughter practice, I can laugh freely and openly. I had a slight hearing problem and my ears were blocked, but hearty laughter improved my hearing power and I feel much better. I was advised to undergo surgery, but thanks to laughter, there is no need for it, as regular laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga Improved my Parkinson

    Mangla
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    I was suffering with severe Parkinson’s which made me feel helpless and dependent. But, a year ago, I joined the laughter club and since then my condition improved by almost 50 per cent. I used to go through terrible tremors of Parkinson with my face and hands shivering badly. I could not work or lift anything with my hands. But, after a few laughter sessions, I saw a remarkable change in my...
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  • Laughter Yoga was amazing. I felt my childlike laughter coming back.

    Pam
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    Laughter Yoga session was amazing. It was an opportunity to let go of all expectations. Being in a very demanding academic field, there are always expectations and judgments. It was like letting it all go. I felt my childlike laughter coming back. I was dancing and playing. I don’t know whether I laughed or cried, but it was pure laughter. I truly understood the idea of Laughter Meditation. I...
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  • Laughter has changed my life. I feel much lighter and happier.

    Brigette, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    I first heard about Laughter Clubs on World Laughter Day in Copenhagen. Impressed, I joined the club and since then laughter has changed my life. I feel happier and more focused about things that make me happy. It has changed me from being a serious person to a much lighter person. I also use laughter as my personal stress management therapy to keep my stress levels low, as I have a very stressful...
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  • Laughter Yoga helped to bring more laughter into my life

    Jagan Nath Naik, Mumbai, India
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    After my accident in 1995 I did not laugh at all for 10 years and was slipping into depression. Soon after, I joined the Marol Maroshi Laughter club which helped to bring more laughter into my life. Now, I'am laughing more often. In the beginning, my family members thought I had gone crazy, but after seeing my increasing happiness they too want to join the club. I am sure one day they will.
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  • A new way of approaching life and my work is given me by Laughter Yoga

    Eileen, New York
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    Ever since my teachers training course in Laughter Yoga, I have a new way of approaching life and my work. My new affirmation is that my life is fun, easy, filled with love, joy, peace and prosperity. Laughter Yoga has increased my confidence ten fold. While coaching at a breath work seminar, everybody wanted to opt for my group as I included laughter and joy with my along with the breath work training.
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  • I feel very cheerful and happy doing laughter exercises

    Gupini, 85, Bali
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    I am very regular with the Laughter club as I feel very cheerful and happy doing laughter exercises. For the last 6 months I have not missed a single session even for a day. In fact, seeing my energy levels, many of my friends in the neighborhood have also joined the Laughter club.
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  • Laughter Improved my frozen shoulder

    Made Mandvi, 58, Bali, Indonesia
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    I have been attending Laughter Yoga sessions for the past 6 months. I had a frozen shoulder since two years without any relief, but just within two months of joining the LY sessions my problem really eased. The shoulder is now totally pain free and my movements are also free and improved.
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  • Laughter Yoga has changed my outlook in life

    Josephine Tan Sioh Hoon
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    Initially, I was very skeptical about the Laughter Yoga course. I only attended the course because my friend, Doreen, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader strongly recommended this program & I just obliged her. I used to rely on sleeping pills to sleep. After this 2-Day program, I no longer require the sleeping pill and there was no disruption in my sleep. I felt light hearted. I wish to spread...
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  • Being a yoga teacher and volunteer at a local hospital

    Nita Ng, Kuala Lumpur
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    Being a yoga teacher and volunteer at a local hospital, I’ve always been convinced of the benefits of laughter. When I first heard about Laughter Yoga and tried a class near me in Kuala Lumpur, I wasn’t so convinced that the concept of LY works. Well, maybe for some but not all. It might have been my lack of understanding or the lack of group dynamics (there were only 3 of us and only the...
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  • amazing story of Marlene

    Marlene Chertok, USA
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    Here is an amazing story of Marlene, a breast cancer survivor, who now runs a laughter club in St. Louis, USA. She feels very gratified as more and more people join her club. Seeing their lives transform through laughter has also changed her attitude and perspective towards life. Dr. K I really want to tell you about my Laughter club as it keeps growing and drawing more and more people. It is very...
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  • Laughter helped me through difficult times

    Nili Dor HaElla, USA
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    My brother David and my sister-in-law recently died in a plane crash in the USA. After hearing the news of the accident my mother who is suffering with cancer had another setback. She developed a serious condition of pneumonia and septicemia and had to be rushed to hospital where she stayed for 3 weeks. My father flew alone to the USA for the funeral while I stayed home to look after my ailing mother....
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  • Laughter Yoga and Dr. Madan Kataria changed my Karma in life

    Alex, Israel
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    Laughter Yoga and Dr. Madan Kataria changed my Karma in life. I was initiated to this unique concept while in India in 2003. Until then, I had a very difficult childhood and faced many traumas which had made me very neurotic, depressed, pessimistic and full of fears. I never had any laughter, joy or satisfaction and lived in the middle of violence. Besides, the army too contributed to my loneliness...
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  • An inspiring story of a young man Jakob written by her mother

    Tanaz Bamboat, Munster, Indiana
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    I am running a laughter club in Munster, Indiana. Laughter yoga has not only changed my life but it continues to make a difference to many people who come to my laughter club. Here is an inspiring story of a young man Jakob written by her mother: Dear Tanaz, I am writing to thank you for inviting me to your wonderful class! My son Jakob and I had a great time. It was so interesting to watch my son...
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  • Laughter Yoga Changed My Life

    Kimmy O\'Meara
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    Laughter Yoga helped me get my life back. It gave me a postive mental attitude to go through the most challenging phase of my life. I have a disease called Crest and was given just three years to live in the year 2000. I took to Laughter Yoga seriously. It not only gave me a reason to live; it also helped me to teach others how to enjoy life. It has been nine years since then, and I am still alive...
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  • Laughter releases our Fear and unconscious clinging

    Greg Govinda Laughter Ambassador, Australia
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    Laughter Yoga has brought many changes in my life. At first it challenged me to face some hidden fears; then it almost magically, released years of grieving that I hadn’t been able to shake. Over time, it brought me many delights as I witnessed others who came to the laughter yoga sessions, let go, have fun and awaken to the deep joy within themselves. Laughter Yoga has the potential to change...
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