Laughter clubs and yoga
Madan Kataria, in Mumbai, India, was so inspired by the book that in 1995 he launched the first Laughter Club with just five people. Later, he combined elements from yoga, including deep breathing techniques, with laughter exercises. It was the birth of Laughter Yoga.
Laughter Yoga is growing in popularity globally. There are more than 400 Laughter Clubs across the United States alone, and 6,000 groups worldwide.
What if you don’t want to laugh? Fake it until you make it. Our bodies cannot differentiate between “pretend” and “genuine” laughter. In about two minutes fake laughter becomes real.
Do you remember the last time you had a good laugh? How long has it been since you laughed for no apparent reason? We have forgotten how wonderful it is to just let loose and laugh like a kid. To fall laughing on the grass, rolling and begging your friends to stop. Imagine that we laugh more than 300 times a day as kids! If you are preoccupied and stressed, just remember there is always laughter therapy for you. It’s free!