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Colorado: Laughter Yoga at the Botanic Gardens

Laughter Yoga leader and teacher Deb Whittaker takes her laughter club to bubbling heights at the Denver Botanic Garden early Tuesday morning, December 28, 2010. Laughter yoga is based on the idea that the body cannot tell the difference between fake and real laughter, the physiological benefits are identical. Whittaker combines spontaneous laughter with yogi breathing and stretching to stimulate oxygen flow throughout the body. Laughter yoga is said to relieve stress and depression and increase endorphins. Video by Mahala Gaylord

“Dr. Funshine” prescribes laughter yoga for seniors

Laughter Yoga is a powerful form of complementary medicine. While “proper” scientific evidence remains scarce, the healing impact such a simple method has worldwide on tens of thousands of men and women of all ages, fitness and health levels cannot be belittled and dismissed as pure chance. Why wait for your doctor to tell you that laughing is good for you to try it out?