Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea that can transform your life: anybody can laugh to their heart's content, anytime, anywhere, alone or in a group, for no particular reason and great benefits. This is not a joke.
Put the scientific claim that laughter is good for your health to the test! Here you will find over 2 hours of laughter videos to laugh along and we invite you to do it for at least 10 minutes at a time. We've included a questionnaire to help you quantify the impact of this experiment.
This article details how people around the world are spreading its message of joy, health and world peace through laughter in a variety of projects that include Laughter Clubs, World Laughter Day, Universities of Joy, and more.
Brenda Crook paws the air as she stands laughing with eyes wide open, her tongue out and a red foam ball pinching her nose. About 10 other clown-nosed people surround her and mimic the same "Lion Yoga Pose." The image seems absurd, but Crook, 34, needs a little silliness in her life. She is battling breast cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at the Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear.
Love took a backseat to laughter in one corner of Kolkata, India on Valentine’s Day. Almost 600 men and women from various parts of West Bengal made it happen. The group of teenaged to nonagenarian members of 48 laughing clubs in Bengal were taking part in the fifth annual laugh fest of the Laughing Academy of Eastern India.
Initially, there was a lot of inhibition and shyness, but later everyone participated and enjoyed laughing in a group. Even the NCC officers felt the difference. All participants were more energized for their physical drill, relaxed, cheerful, and more confident, with great self esteem and a stronger sense of team spirit.
By Nili Dor HaElla (Israel): Laughter Yoga has helped me through difficult times: my brother David and his wife recently died in a plane crash in the USA. The knowledge that I could laugh for no reason as and when I wanted to has helped me find the ability to tap into inner resources I did not know I had at a time when I felt weak and powerless.
It was the honor and priviledge of the American School Of Laughter Yoga Founder and C.E.O. Sebastien Gendry to organize and teach a laughter session in Chicago for the Oprah Winfrey Show, at Oprah's request.