Laughter Club – is Like a Kindergarten of grown ups.
I am a great Teacher Because I have Great Students… from whom I Have Learnt More than I have Taught.
In keeping with the spirit of the International Yoga Day, people at Morgan Hill, California, turned up in large crowds to celebrate health and fitness. It was a surprise to the event’s organizers, who thought that Father’s Day would probably keep the attendance low. But Deepak Sridhar, one of the event planners was stupefied to see more than 200 people on yoga mats!
With people realizing the several health benefits of Laughter Yoga and its connection with traditional yoga, lots of yoga studios and fitness centers have incorporated laughter sessions with their practice.
June 21 has been declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations – thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who initiated the idea. Originating in India almost 6000 years ago, yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which has helped several people worldwide to maintain good health, peace and harmony
Here is an encouraging piece of advice for care givers who find it very difficult to cope with stressful times while interacting with aging parents or other seniors having serious medical or age related problems. Rita Clancy, a regular columnist answers their queries and reaffirms that a sense of humor is a valuable coping tool during difficult times, and laughter can be a healing and life-affirming act when dealing with the joys and sorrows of care giving.
It has been proven that just 10 minutes of Laughter Yoga is like 30 minutes on the treadmill. As it involves a combination of deep yogic breathing and playful exercises, it is an ideal exercise routine for keeping you fit.
Toronto-based photographer Meera Margaret Singh has come to explore and question the notion of how forced laughter gets ‘real’ during the process of Laughter Yoga. She will study and document the ‘laughing yogis’ of Bengaluru, which has 220 Laughter Clubs and is now known as the ‘Laughter City’.
Here are some incredible pictures showing how the children in Nepal participated in a Laughter Yoga session to help get over the trauma after two major earthquakes devastated the country. The children are smiling and playing in a group session, which will enable them to deal with the tragedy and also give some psychological uplift.
Regular exercising is difficult to sustain for a lot of people as it invariably gets monotonous and boring after some time. A recent research in UK shows that 70 per cent of people would exercise more if it was fun, and almost 60 per cent claimed that laughter would be an ideal form of exercise.