Life Changing Experience

  • 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, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, 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, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Canada
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    Marja Pirie, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Canada -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...
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  • Chronic Fatigue and Laughter Yoga

    Teresa Verde, USA
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    Teresa Verde, USA: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...
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  • Laughter Yoga Therapy helped me in Multiple Sclerosis

    Amaresh
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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...
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  • Laughter Yoga – An Answer to My Prayers

    Judy Mikeska bond
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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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  • Counter Cancer with Laughter Yoga

    Carolyn Nicholson
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    In 2004, I had my own healing business of counseling, Reiki reflexology, massage and spiritual healings. During my meditation, I was guided to look for laughter on the internet and found Laughter Yoga. That was the perfect thing for me. I trained as a Laughter Leader in Melbourne, and started a Laughter Club in Mildura. I then moved to Melbourne and started the Eltham Laughter Club. My life has...
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  • Laughter Yoga Easy Exercise

    G.K. Ramamurthy
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    G.K. Ramamurthy is barely three-weeks old member of the Laughter Club of Bangalore that meets at Lalbagh every morning from 7 am – 7.45 am. The 61-year-old senior, Ramamurthy was too immersed in his business and hardly gave a thought to the importance of exercise in daily life. After retirement, he found himself to be fat and was regretting abstaining from routine physical exercise. About...
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  • Positive Attitude with Laughter Yoga

    Ramgopal, Mumbai
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    Ramgopal, Mumbai: In the year 1995, Ramgopal moved to Mumbai, where the First Laughter Club was born. For the first couple of years, Ramgopal continued with his early morning walk as his routine activity. This routine gave him freshness to carry the day forward. Ramgopal joined the Laughter Club when one started in his neighbourhood. Since then he has been a regular and is now a Certified Laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga Saved My Marriage

    Shalani McCray, Australia
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    Shalani McCray, Australia: About a year ago, I heard a very brief story about Laughter Yoga on TV. My work at the time centred on Preventive health education. My years in private practice had led me to believe that about 95% of all physical condition starts in the mind, and research seemed to back this up. This was a good thing because it suggested there was something we could do about it. I Googled...
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  • I Laughed Until I Cried with Laughter Yoga

    Heidi Bock, Australia
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    Heidi Bock, Australia: Being a part of the Laughter Yoga Movement was pretty much fate when you work for an organisation that believe in fun, optimism, happiness, quality of life and, of course, Laughter, because at Camp Quality, we believe Laughter is the Best Medicine. My life has always been very easy. I’m lucky that things have just always seemed to work out. I haven’t had to go...
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  • Laughter Yoga Therapy for Stress Release

    Kym Goodman, Australia
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    Kym Goodman, Australia: I first experienced Laughter Yoga when the Women’s Wellness group I am involved with decided to run a Fun & Laughter Day in Myrtleford, North East Victoria, Australia in 2007. We invited a speaker to hold a “Laughter Workshop” for us. He explained the marvellous health benefits to us then ran us through a Laughter session. Well, I just thought Wow! It felt...
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  • My Stress Melted Away with laughter Yoga

    Usuff Omar Sydney, Australia
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    Usuff Omar Sydney, Australia: I was first exposed to laughter yoga in 2002. I was called up onstage to take part in a laughter club demonstration in Sydney. I didn't know what to expect. As the laughs proceeded I started to crack up. I kept laughing even whilst the leader was explaining the next laugh. I was still laughing after the demonstration was over. I even followed the demonstrators off stage...
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  • Laughter Yoga and Challenges of life

    Nathan Mansbach, Mexico
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    Nathan Mansbach, Mexico: My Yogic life started back in the late 1990’s, but it was not until the year of 2006 that Laughter Yoga found me. And yes, I like to say that Laughter Yoga found me, because it arrived into my life unexpectedly. I was doing a Yoga Therapy Teacher training in the USA, when one day, one of my classmates asked for permission to lead a Laughter Yoga session during an...
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  • Better Health as a Senior

    Dr. S.H. Patil
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    Dr. S.H. Patil and his wife, native of Karnataka and resident in Mumbai for the last 50 years, has been practising Laughter Exercises for over 10 years now, post retirement. Dr. Patil and his wife Mrs. Patil were in Bangalore to attend the All India Laughter Yoga Conference, LAFF-2009 from Dec.4-6, 2009. A retired Scientist of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Dr. Patil is one of the 8-10 founder...
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