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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
SAN DIEGO – 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.
That’s precisely what Dr. Caroline Meeks, aka “Dr. Funshine” ordered. As part of her holistic practice, Meeks, a physician and author, visits senior centers and hospitals aiming to treat chronic seriousness.
BANGALORE: 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. Continue reading
What can we say? It is simply amazing.
4 years ago Gaga Barnes wanted to laugh daily with others, and the easiest way for her was to do it on the phone.
What started as a one woman idea has now grown to 12 daily 20 minutes laughter sessions.
It’s free and led by a network of volunteers. Anybody can all in (read more).
Join the 4th anniversary celebration at 9am PST (noon EST) on Saturday December 4th, 2011!
Follow the prompt and enter the pin 6071292#
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, Laughter Yoga and Laughter Clubs in the US media & beyond:
General News Coverage On Laughter Yoga
- Whoever said laughter is the best medicine…was right
- Oklahoma OS School students embrace laughter yoga
- Dallas yoga devotees trying to laugh their way to wellness
- Seniors get a kick out of laughter yoga
- ‘Laughter yoga’ has Rhode Islanders cracking up
- Laughter yoga session lights up November blues; practice combines poses with relaxation
- Laughter that heals
- Stressed? A workout that makes you smile
- Laughter yoga is a way to feel good, have fun and improve your health all at the same time
- Oklahoma Outreach Sober School students embrace laughter yoga
- Laugh Your Worries Away
- Laugh Out Loud: Laughter Yoga Helps Alleviate Illnesses That Are No Joke
- New York Times: Laughter Yoga, Serious Benefits
- Vancouver comic brings smiles to the dying
- Laughter Yoga and the health benefits of humor
- Breast cancer survivors laugh their way to health
- Laughter yoga is a ha-ha-hot class for library
- Class is a laughing matter
- Laughter Yoga may be good for what ails you
- Confirmed: Laughter IS The Best Medicine
- Resident shows kids how to turn anger around
- Make happiness a habit
- New workout harnesses the healing power of guffaws and giggles
- No joke! The workplace needs a good laugh
Laughter Yoga in the Philippines
- Haha-happiness in Barangay Bagong Ilo
- Joy and laughter with school children
- Laughing Yoga Eases Woes of Filipinos
- Laughing Yoga: Exercise for the mind
- How to get rid of bad air with Laughter Yoga
- Laughter mission accomplished in Payatas
Other Stuff Of Interest
- Managing stress at work place
- Laughter For Africa Campaign
- Bizarre Police Laughter Camp
- Laughter Exercise Videos
- Rasa Sadhana
- Unplug & Recharge: The Power of Play
- Money and Happiness: Here’s Why You Won’t Laugh All the Way to the Bank
- can’t stop laughing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_wpunvbyKA
- baby laughs at WII: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=I_mBLWpdwnI
- truck art: http://www.joehoare.co.uk/galleryData/pop_chuckle19.html
- cool art: http://www.joehoare.co.uk/galleryData/pop_chuckle15.html
- Ruins of Electric Train Turned into Terribly Cool Amusement Park in Lima