Here is a video that tells the story of Jacqueline Domhoff who chose to see her cancer as an opportunity to heal her mind, and Laughter Yoga as a tool to help her do that.
By Caroline Sheehan, USA: Laughter Yoga isn’t for everyone, but it’s been an absolute gift for me. It has been a remarkably powerful force in my diabetes management.
Laughter literally saved Kimmy O’Meara’s life after she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in 2000 and was told she might have just three years to live.
70-year-old Linda LeVier credits laughter yoga with her survival: three years ago, on April Fool’s Day, she had a heart transplant. LeVier believes laughter, especially the deep kind that starts in the belly, helped her recover with no complications and no signs of organ rejection.
Listen to Akhil Jhaveri from Dallas, Texas, as he tells his compelling story about how he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and a life in a wheel chair, and how he turned things around and is today walking and symptom free. In his own words “Laughter Yoga is a big part of my therapy”.
My mother took her own life when I was 8 years young. This was very traumatic. Laughter Yoga has helped me tap into my authentic, pure, overflowing laughter. Also, it has allowed me to shift & transform my thoughts of painful experiences to create space for new, joyful & “laughful” experiences.
By Anna (Denmark): I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, had to be operated and undergo chemotherapy treatments afterwards. I was frustrated and angry. This was a very painful experience for me. Somehow I heard about Laughter Yoga at that point and thought it could maybe help me alleviate the pain.
Mr K N Radhakrishnaiah, now 61 years old, worked as an engineer with a government department in a small town near Bangalore called Almatti. In 2002 colleagues framed him with false corruption charges. He went into deep depression, lost interest in life and decided to commit suicide.
Here is the story of Mr Vishwamohan from Andhra Pradesh, India, who suffered from chronic diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac problems and ultimately diabetic neuropathy for over 30 years and had almost given up on life. Today Mr Vishwamohan feels healthier than he has in his entire life. He firmly believes that laughter yoga helped him rejuvenate and nurtured him back to good health.
Pedro Hernandez (Mexico): I have been a professional Hatha Yoga teacher for 10 years – practicing for 30 – and own a Yoga studio in Mexico City. I participated in a Laughter Yoga session for the first time in January 2008 and the effect was profound, almost similar to some of the rare experiences I have had during either Hatha Yoga or meditation classes in 30 years of practice.