Two million people from 70 countries voted on 40,000 jokes in a 2002 study by Dr Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire and the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Recent studies show that the amount and frequency of your chuckles are proportionally linked to stress levels and general well-being. Like the science but aren’t one of those who can chuckle on cue? You might want to join the Lifefire Laughter Club of Oakland.
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
It’s a Monday morning at the Live Well center in San Diego and a group of seniors are skipping, clapping and hooting in the recreation room.
First of its kind, a laughter university is going to launch soon in India in Bangalore. It will be the World’s first International Laughter University and will offer courses on laughter yoga therapy.
Laughter Yoga on the phone celebrates its 4th anniversary on 12/04
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?
It is interesting to observe how Laughter Yoga slowly seeps into mainstream American culture. In today’s news: 4 Narcotic-Free Ways to Cope With Dysfunctional Family Holidays. 3 are products or supplements. The 4th one is…Laughter Yoga.
Here is a list of the latest articles on Laughter Yoga in the US media we are going to write about soon:
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – You’re probably familiar with the phrase “laughter is the best medicine”, well, when it comes to getting into shape it may actually be true.