Life Changing Experience

  • Laughter Yoga Helps Cope With Multiple Sclerosis

    Mandie Navarr, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
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    Mandie Navarr, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader & Teacher, USA: I am the owner of Universal Laughter Yoga with a passion for sharing the joy of laughter. Throughout my youth and into adulthood, I was an avid swimmer and runner with a fascination for nutrition. Life has a tendency to take us along a frequently twisting path with unforeseen changes in our perfect plans. So, by the time I was in my...
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  • Laughter Yoga - Amazing For Cancer Patients And Caregivers

    Stephen Findley
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    Stephen Findley: I work as a Staff Chaplain at the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, the number one cancer research hospital in the world. In 2006 the theme for National Pastoral Care Week was “Healing Humor”. I was in charge of the event and organized a “Healing Humor Worship Service” in the hospital Chapel which received rave reviews from...
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  • Laughter Yoga Brought Great Joy In My Life

    Marilyn Fogelquist
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    Marilyn Fogelquist: I'm not a funny person. Neither can I tell jokes or remember them nor did I grow up in a home with humor. In fact, I didn't learn any skills for defusing conflict or dealing effectively with stressful events and as for problems at home; we didn't talk about them at all. As an adult, I gained skills for dealing with interpersonal relationships through my training as a clinical...
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  • Great Mood And More Energized With Laughter Yoga

    Cathy O’Donnell
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    Cathy O’Donnell: I have been working in the fitness industry for 20 years as an Aerobics Instructor, Personal Trainer and now as a National Fitness Presenter. I first heard about Laughter Yoga while watching an episode of the MTV reality show “Celebrity Fit Club”. One of the celebrities was having a very hard time, she was really stressed out and her coaches suggested she take a...
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  • Laughter Yoga Gave me More Energy More Laughter

    Michele Caskey
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    Michele Caskey: Eight years ago, I was an aspiring comedienne constantly working on jokes, trying to find the punch line. Laughter had begun to invade my every day existence and I was a little obsessed with making people laugh. I was laughing with friends, co-workers, and even the random person on the treadmill next to me at the gym. I noticed something interesting about people when they were laughing...
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  • Laughter Yoga Taught Me Acceptance

    Anne Timpany
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    Anne Timpany: When I first heard about Laughter Yoga, I knew immediately that it was something that I must do; it resonated with every cell in my body! But at the time, I didn't know that Laughter Yoga would answer a deep question I'd been pondering on, a question with life-altering effects. Last winter, I had set out to explore what it really means to live the word "Namaste." We hear it often and...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Cope With Adversity

    Francine Shore, Certified Laughter Leader and Counselor, NYC
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    Francine Shore, Certified Laughter Leader and Counselor, NYC: My mother always said that her two children had very hardy laughs. While my brother became an investment banker, I had to find something else to fall back on. As a recovering class clown, and a former talent agent and casting associate, who worked with lots of comedians and actors I was always for all things laughter related. However, my...
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  • Portugal - Laughter Yoga Healed Sadness

    Ana Banana, CLYT
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    Ana Banana, CLYT : Portugal has been known as the ‘land of sadness’ for a long time and people found it difficult to laugh. But today, it is a perfect example of how Laughter Yoga can change attitude and even culture. It was introduced in 2004, but was faced with a very hard start and a reluctant community. Gradually, the dam of centuries of repression exploded and a tidal wave of laughter...
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  • Laughter Yoga helped me with Chronic Pain and Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy Syndrome (RSDS)

    Margaret Mason, Ashland, Oregon, USA
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    Margaret Mason, Ashland, Oregon, USA: Margaret Mason was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS). It is a very painful chronic disease with possibly no cure. The pain is very intense and at times unbearable. She has been laughing all by herself. She and her partner watched Dr. Kataria's Laughter Yoga videos on YouTube and then she started laughing alone. This has really helped...
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  • Laughter Yoga Club Members Connect Worldwide

    Neeta
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    Laughter Yoga has become a growing family connecting people worldwide and many Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders & Teachers have become great friends. Technology has made it much easier for laughter leaders to stay in touch especially with Facebook & Skype. Here is an example of a Laughter Yoga Worldwide Exchange with Nita from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who is a Yoga teacher and did Laughter Yoga...
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  • Laughter Yoga Therapy for Migrane, Allergy

    Monica Odar, Lima Peru
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    Monica Odar, Lima Peru: I am 31 years old and am working as an assistant to the coordinator of the Faculty of Communications at Universidad de Lima. I love my job but it is very stressful at times due to which, some years ago, I started having health problems like migraine, insomnia and skin allergy. As I had never had any allergy problem before, my doctor felt that daily stress was the most likely...
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  • Touching Human Lives With Laughter

    Jagat Singh Bisht, Laughter Professor
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    Jagat Singh Bisht, Laughter Professor: During the last hundred days, my wife Radhika and I have laughed with more than a thousand people. It has really been a life changing experience! We are now proud to have a life skill with us wherein we can connect to any group of people anywhere, anytime and make them laugh unconditionally. We feel cheerful throughout the day, and life is full of joy. We have...
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  • Coping In Hard Times With Laughter Yoga

    Jackie, Peru
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    Jackie, Peru: About a year back, I was diagnosed with cancer of bilateral ovary stadium the IIIrd C. I did not know what would become of me, till I was introduced to Laughter Yoga that really changed my life. Though I kept my faith in God and continued my medical treatment; it was laughter that helped to treat my soul and sad spirit. It gave me the courage to cope with the challenging times, and as I...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Overcome Chronic Pain

    Pat Conklin, Orlando, FL, USA
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    Pat Conklin, Orlando, FL, USA : When you hear the sounds “Ho ho ho!” it might mean you‘re with Santa Claus. But chances are, you’re in the presence of PositiveLY Pat (Conklin), an energetic and engaging Laughter Yoga Leader/Teacher, speaker, and Laughter Coach (in training)—and the founder and Principal Positivist of Laughter Yoga Orlando. Call Pat on the phone, and you...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped me Grieve the loss of my Mother

    LAURA GENTRY USA
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    LAURA GENTRY USA: Laughter Yoga Helped me Grieve the loss of my Mother. A few days after my mother’s hip replacement surgery, she reported some unusual symptoms to my dad, who took her to the emergency room. There, they discovered she had a life-threatening aortic aneurysm and the decision was made to transport her by medflight to a nearby hospital for emergency heart surgery. As we...
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  • Laughter

    Edna Granot
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    Edna Granot: I am a happy and positive individual who treats people for colonic irrigations and guides them about general aspects of life as well as health and emotional issues. In 2009, I attended Dr. Kataria’s Laughter & Silence Yoga conference for 5 days in Melbourne, which helped me to resolve some important issues in my personal life. The first was my hatred towards the man who...
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  • My Nonstop Laughter Story… Ha Ha Ha

    V. Malar, LY Teacher, Chennai, India
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    V. Malar, LY Teacher, Chennai, India: Since the last two decades, I have been training people from all walks of life in different areas like Health &Safety, Reproductive Health, Human rights etc. But, after some point of time, it started feeling monotonous and I wanted to give myself a break. In December, 2010, my brother saw a poster of Laugher Yoga leader training being conducted at...
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  • Laughter Yoga Changed Me From Pessimistic To Optimistic

    Taizo Yokokawa, Tokyo, Japan
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    Taizo Yokokawa, Tokyo, Japan:  I came to know about Laughter Yoga through a television program in August, 2009. I was greatly inspired by laughter professionals Mary and Takashi Tadokoro, and the unique concept of Laughter Yoga in which anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes, or comedy. I just felt, "That's it!" For a long time, I used to think that just smiling can make me feel...
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  • Laughter Yoga Improved My Eyesight

    Matti, Canada
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    Matti, Canada: It happened spontaneously for me a few weeks ago, after two and a half years of Laughter Yoga practice. I had bought a magnifying lens for reading the fine print on supplement bottles and for reading in bed at night. At work one day, I realized I needed to print something so I got out my lens but instead of using it properly, I unintentionally relaxed my eyes. For a while I could not...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Become More Playful

    Nihat Tsolak, London, United Kingdom
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    Nihat Tsolak, London, United Kingdom : With growing old, the biggest problem I realized was that I had forgotten how to play and have fun. Though I am very busy socially mainly organizing and facilitating concerts, poetry evenings, running drum circles etc. I still do not feel like I had fun or enjoyed myself. Even going to the pub or a restaurant does not quite appeal to me as I am not a heavy...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Come Alive

    Kris, Ghent, Belgium
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    Kris, Ghent, Belgium: As long as I can remember I have been a very shy person. During my life I worked a lot on this problem, but never seemed to overcome it as I was afraid of people. In October 2006, I entered a Laughter Yoga club for the first time in Ghent and met laughter leader Luc. I felt immediately at home and the experience of laughing freely was amazing. I wanted more. Unfortunately, the...
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  • I learned To Let Go

    Pamela Wener, Certified Laughter Leader, Montreal, Canada
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    Pamela Wener, Certified Laughter Leader, Montreal, Canada: Training to be a certified laughter leader has changed my life in so many positive ways. To begin with, I would have to say that I truly feel different inside. I am a much happier, grateful, upbeat person who is able to share this easily with others. Being a pre-school teacher for almost 30 years and the mother of twin sons and a daughter, I...
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  • Laughter Came Back Into My Life At A Cemetery

    Nancy Weil
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    Nancy Weil: I became a laughter leader in 2002 and ran Laughter Clubs for senior citizens. After the Laughter Club ended, I stopped offering any laughter programs. Several years later, I started to work at a cemetery working with the families. Part of the job was to offer programs to community groups. Most of them were cemetery related topics, but I also offered Laugh for the Health of It. This was...
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  • Laughter Yoga Helped Me Cope With Difficult Times

    Gary Hahn
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    Gary Hahn: For me, the sound of laughter has all not always been pleasant. As I lost my father at age 1, and my mother at age 12, I spent a large majority of my childhood in an orphanage. Unfortunately, the laughter was often directed towards me by being made fun of at school and at the orphanage. I chose to overcome this bullying by developing myself physically. I later transformed the initial...
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  • A Clown Who Learnt To Laugh!

    Ana Banana
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    Ana Banana: I am a professional clown who spent 30 years making people laugh, but that does not mean I can still do it. On the contrary, my life became darker and darker, eventually reducing me to a depressed and severely ill person. I couldn't find the light at the end of the tunnel, with my marriage ending, practically homeless, my little 4 year old daughter, Zara, looking at me with concern and...
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