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A personal opinion on two popular approaches to laughter

Laughter is powerful and comes in many flavors. Ultimately, if you are laughing you are laughing. What took you there doesn't really matter any more. Or does it? It has been my experience over the years that there are many levels of benefits one can get from laughter that are far beyond the physical. This article discusses a personal opinion on two popular approaches.

News: (Wisconsin, USA) New Yoga Fitness Trend Focuses on Laughter

"Laughter helps us get through life’s challenges," said Kueny, wearing a jester hat and a laughter yoga jersey. "It has lots of great benefits. It helps to improve social connections. If you laugh with people, you instantly form a bond. And happy people are easier to get along with." Mike Kueny has suffered from depression for 10 years but he still laughs nearly nonstop for 45 minutes every Sunday.

News: Australians Say We Love Laughter Yoga!

Sydney, Australia: I walked into my first laughter yoga class expecting to see a hippie in a tie dyed shirt and leggings. I did not expect my yoga teacher to be a lawyer. And I certainly didn't expect to be rolling around on the floor laughing with a bunch of people I'd never met before. But that's exactly what happened.

News: Laughter Yoga in the US Media In March 2010

Here are several more local articles & videos that covered Laughter Yoga and Laughter Clubs in the US and Canadian media this month, from Vancouver to Miami, via Los Angeles and New York. Laughter Yoga is not a joke. Have we said that before?

How to Practice Ho’oponopono in Four Simple Steps

Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself.