A recent research shows that laughter has myriad health benefits, yet the medical community has not implemented it formally as a treatment.
The New Yorker, Forbes and now TIME Magazine - All in a row, in a span of just 1 month! Laughter Yoga is now reaching the next level of recognition, worldwide. In the September 2010 issue of TIME Magazine Harriet Barovick visited New York Laughter Club. Laughter Yoga indeed is no laughing matter.
Two women are planning to set up laughter clubs in Zimbabwe, one of the world's most challenging economies.
Jean-Lee Fung reports that there are now over 110 Laughter Yoga professionals in Borneo (Indonesia). “The impact of laughter is so profound that many practitioners claim they no longer need anti-depressants. The sustained positive emotions keep them coming back for more.”
They say laughter is the best medicine. Combine that with the health benefits of yoga and you have a unique form of exercise that is no laughing matter. Susan Patrick attended the class for the first time Friday and says she plans to come back for more. "I feel really relaxed and exercised," she said. "I'm surprised at how different I feel physically."