Life Changing Experience

  • 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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  • laughing is good for the body and afterwards you just feel like you\'re on a cloud

    Sophie Terrasse, Canada
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    This is about the wonderful Laughter Yoga experience felt by Sarah Lafrenière and her colleagues from the Federal Government of Canada as Sophie Terrasse, a laughter leader led them through a laughter session leaving them feeling stress free and energized. It helped to alleviate all skepticism about the concept and people laughed like never before. Tired and laughing about it! Thanks to...
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  • It is a overwhelming experience

    Neeraj Agrawal, Mumbai, India
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    It was an awesome, overwhelming experience attending the 1 hour Laughter Yoga corporate seminar conducted by Dr. Madan Kataria at the MTHR management meet in Mumbai. In fact, by afternoon though drained, I still wondered What Next! The session was electrifying and energetic and I found that my entire physiology changed within the first 10 minutes. I was charged and the effect stayed for many hours....
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  • Laughter Yoga - Helpful for Nasosinusitis

    Wendy Hoo
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    Since I was 10 years old I had severe nasosinusitis (blocked nose) which troubled me every morning. It was terrible; I couldn’t sleep or perform my job well. When I became 30, my friend introduced me to Yoga and I found that deep breathing methods really helped. Then I heard about Laughter Yoga and I immediately signed up for the session. After completing the CLYL program & doing lots of...
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  • Laughter Yoga Exercises Reduced Work Stress

    Au Yong Lucy
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    After attending the CLYL program, I realized I was much happier and light-hearted. I found I could handle my work stress in a calm manner. I now practice laughter exercises everyday as it also helps me in my personal life. This has been a breakthrough for me and I strongly recommend it for everyone. Au Yong Lucy
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  • It helps to spread good health and joy.

    Doreen Tey
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    Ho ho ha ha ha! After CLYL program, I am crazier than ever. I believe one only lives once; so why take life so seriously, just have fun and enjoy. Laughter is contagious and I make people laugh with me. As a certified laughter leader, I can lead Laughter Yoga sessions and help to spread good health and joy. Doreen Tey
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  • How started a new laughter club at Taipei

    John, Founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs - Taiwan
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    My first encounter with Laughter Yoga was when I watched the show, ‘Human Face, on BBC and a documentary film about Laughter Clubs on Discovery Channel in 2004. I was touched by Dr. Madan Kataria's hearty laughter and recorded the program. I mailed him immediately to find out if there was any laughter club in Taiwan. He said there were none and that I was the first one to contact him. He then...
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  • brings more laughter in my life

    Sara, Hong Kong
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    I attended Dr. Kataria's workshop in Hong Kong and I believe that it has really been helpful in bringing more laughter in my life. It sounds a bit strange in the beginning, but once you get into the rhythm of it, it comes out easily. I realized that we always had laughter inside us, but needed something to bring it out. That is exactly what Laughter Yoga does. Initially, I was faking laughter but it...
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  • Laughter Exercises Reduced Aches

    Sharyl, Hong Kong
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    When I first came to the Laughter Yoga workshop, my right shoulder was stiff and movement was difficult, but after the laughter sessions it's all gone. I think I should do more laughter in order to get rid of my aches and pains. I had been trying to find other things, but I'm glad I found Laughter Yoga.
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  • completely changed my perspective about laughter

    Kim, Hong Kong
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    I always thought we need a reason to laugh. But after experiencing Laughter Yoga it's amazing to find that it is so simple and easy to laugh without any jokes. It has completely changed my perspective about laughter. I think I'll be able to laugh more now. In fact, I have never laughed in my life as much as I did in Dr. Kataria's workshop in Hong Kong.
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  • Landed in Laughter Yoga Room By Mistake

    Marlene, USA
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    A couple of days ago while doing a Laughter Yoga session in an apartment building with a small group of just five members, an 88 year old woman walked into the room by accident thinking it was a lecture meeting. I told her to stay anyway and explained what it was about. She told me she didn't know if she could laugh because she had shingles on her eye which had spread across to her upper lip and...
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  • Laughing Alone -Sparkie Lovejoy, USA

    Sparkie Lovejoy, USA
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    I have been doing laughter Yoga alone for 1/2 hour everyday since my leader training. I have received many "unrelated" benefits...release from hoarding tendencies (cleared out garage, closets, stuff ), am having a lot more fun in my parenting, am way less stressed about money, career, parenting, driving, connecting with people. I used to isolate, you know, keep to myself. Now I am talking with anyone...
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  • More Laughter in my life now!!

    Matti Anttila, CLYT, Victoria, BC, Canada
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    After reading Norman Cousins’ book, “Anatomy of an Illness", I was keen to visit a laughter club. I attended two one-time sessions before finding a Saturday morning club here in Victoria. I immediately volunteered to get trained as a leader and enjoyed the whole process of coming to a club and then learning how to lead one. A real shift happened, though, when a friend told me how a big...
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  • Where had my own laughter gone?

    Linda Leclerc, CLYT, Montréal, Québec
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    I was always described as someone with a sense of humour. Many times in my life, I was able to get people to laugh instead of getting upset or angry. It helped me diffuse difficult situations. Little that I know that laughter was going to be one of the biggest gifts of my life. In 2000, I was in a car accident and ended up seeing physiotherapists every other day for a very long time. At that time, my...
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  • How Laughter Yoga Discovered Me

    Marja Pirie, CLYT, Canada
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    It’s funny that I am teaching laughter as I was never known as someone who made others laugh. I could never remember a joke or think of a witty comment that would illicit laughter. As a child, I grew up in Malaysia to Dutch and Finnish parents. While I loved laughing with my sister and at my father’s silly antics, I soon lost my laughter, as years of boarding school created feelings of...
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  • Chronic Fatigue and Laughter Yoga

    Teresa Verde, USA
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    Starting around my 40th birthday on March 13th, 1995 (which just happens to be the exact date Dr. Kataria birthed Laughter Yoga), my health began to collapse. I found myself in a place of debilitating chronic fatigue and post-traumatic stress for about 6 years, until I discovered Laughter Clubs. Almost immediately I began my own Club in the fall of 2001, got trained as a Laughter Leader in the...
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  • Laughter Yoga Therapy helped me in Multiple Sclerosis

    Karla
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    Soon after the birth of my child, I began to lose sight without realizing what was happening. I had lost 90 per cent of my sight and was almost blind for more than a week. The diagnosis was Multiple Sclerosis (MS). My life became like the vanishing light of a candle. I used to be a kind, affectionate and loving person with a remarkable sense of humor and plenty of vitality. But, I found myself living...
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  • Laughter Yoga – An Answer to My Prayers

    Judy Mikeska bond, USA
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    This is a moving story of how Laughter Yoga helped Judy Mikeska bond with her 83-year-old mother and transformed her relationship with her forever.This story was sent by Monnet Zubeit, a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher in the USA. I have an 83-year-old mother, but unfortunately we’ve not had a great relationship since the last 40 years. Looking after her has been a difficult task and has left...
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  • Cancer Survivor Thanks Laughter Yoga

    Des, Australia
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    I got involved with Laughter Yoga when my wife Carolyn became a Laughter Leader in Mildura, which is about six hours from Melbourne. I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer, and went through chemotherapy and radiation. But, the cancer persisted in the form of a tumor. Carolyn and I moved to Melbourne and she started a Laughter Club in Eltham. In addition to laughing in the Laughter...
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