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Laughter Yoga For North Olmsted Senior Center, Ohio

With rapid rise in popularity, Laughter Yoga is about to make its North Olmsted Senior Center debut on January 22, 2019, at the Lorain Road venue. The session will be conducted by certified Laughter Yoga instructor Karen McPherson. Laughter Yoga is an ideal exercise for the elderly, as it allows […]

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Laughter Helps To Age Well

A recent report by Patricia Harrington, an executive director at Westford Nursing Home in Port Elgin, reaffirms that laughter is a great tool that helps older population in aging well. It is an exercise that is good for us, improves our immune system, reduces stress through releasing hormones, and just […]

Age Old “Laughing Ritual” At Hiraoka Shrine In Osaka

Recently, I came across an interesting live video broadcast on Facebook. It was about an unusual “Laughing ritual” practiced in Japan. Every year on 23rd December, about 3000 people get together and laugh for no reason for 20 minutes, to commemorate the birthday of Japanese emperor. It is age old […]

A Research Study Comparing Laughter Yoga With Spontaneous Laughter

This is a very important study published this year in the journal, “Complimentary Therapy with Medicine”. Conducted at the University Of Auckland, New Zealand, the researchers took 72 participants and placed them in three groups. One did laughter exercises, the other watched humorous videos and the third was the control […]

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“Laugh And Shake” Your Grief Away!

After years of heading Pinoy Laughter Yoga (PLY) Paolo Trinidad, finally realized how to provide solace to people facing enormous grief. Working with survivors of flood, disease and drugs, he found a universal way to evoke laughter in their lives, through breathing exercises, facial expressions and chants. Trinidad combined “shaking […]