It’s based on the finding that as just as feelings create physical expressions also physical expressions create feelings. There’s even a name for it – Gelotology – which is the study of laughter and its effects on the body, from a psychological and physiological perspective.
One thing I liked about Laughter Meditation is that we are not required to sit in any particular posture (asana) and the entire activity is enjoyable. In traditional yoga, the body gets tired but in Laughter Yoga there is no tiredness. On the contrary, all parts of the body fall in rhythm.
Living with a disability is a huge challenge and can be hard to deal with. It can lead to severe mental trauma and stress. One undergoes an all time low and sensations of self pity and self worthlessness set in.
Le Anh Son a Laughter Yoga teacher from Vietnam recently conducted a very successful laughter session with almost 300 people belonging to the sales and marketing division.
The Spastic Children Association of Johor Laughter Club recently organized a gathering which was attended by over 500 people including cerebral palsy (CP) patients, spastic children, their parents, and association staff to celebrate the first anniversary of the club.
Nasik celebrated World Laughter Day on May 5th 2013, well attended by over 500 members who enjoyed the program and the revelry organized by Mr. Bhandari. Police Commissioner Mr. Sarangal and Municipal Corporater R. D. Dhondgde were also present to grace the occasion.
The participants were aged 30s to 60s (male and female), along with one boy about 11 years old. After some introductory words, the webcam in Connecticut was turned so the Laughter Yoga Trainer could see the group.
Recently, a laughter session was organized for members attending a seminar called “Unite against Cancer, at the Sacred Heart Center in Cebu city Philippines. It was an unusual morning workout session
Every year, The Canadian Diabetes Association hosts a weekend camp for kids with Type 1 Diabetes and their parents on a small island called Quadra on the west coast of Canada.
On the west coast of Canada, at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt near Victoria, they recently had a Mental Health Week.