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History and evolution of Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga did not appear in a vacuum. It followed decades of ground work done by many great people around the world - some famous and others not - who helped raise mass consciousness about the preventive and therapeutic benefits of laughter.

Video Documentary On The Origins Of Laughter Yoga

The origins of India's well known laughing clubs is revealed in this documentary, one of the first produced on the subject. Interviews with laughter club founder Dr. Kataria and fellow laughing club members shows the significant impact laughter has on the spirit and health in India and throughout the world.

Oakland, CA: Club finds a new way to reduce stress

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.

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

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