Laughter Yoga and its Benefits


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. ~Arnold Glasow

Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can Laugh for No Reason,
without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and
childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on
a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

Developed by Indian medical doctor and long time yoga practitioner Madan Kataria, this new form of stress relief has spread like wildfire.

Mission - World Peace

The goal of Laughter Yoga is to bring good health, joy and world peace through Laughter. Laughter is universal with no language and cultural barriers.
Laughter Yoga Clubs are fast growing into a worldwide community of like-minded people who believe in unconditional Love, Laughter and Fellowship

Life Changing Experience

Members of laughter club say it makes them happy, healthy and energized - effecting a transformation in their lives. The Laughter Yoga session each day,
results in positive energy that makes it easy to cope with stress of daily life and saves them from depression.

Scientifically Proven
proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood. It fosters a positive and hopeful attitude.

Laughter Yoga in Schools
The school schedule includes ten minutes of Laughter in the Morning Assembly, followed by five minutes of Laughter Session in the classrooms
both at the beginning and at the end of the day. This routine has shown that the mood and atmosphere gets energized. Teachers and students are
happier together, with a more positive outlook, and improves communication, discipline and attendance. Academic results have also shown improvement.


The above given video link shows different exercises of Laughter yoga.

Benefits of Laughter yoga

1. Good Mood and More Laughter:
Whether it is your personal life, business life or social life everything you do depends upon your mood state. If your mood
is good, you can do things much better. Laughter Yoga helps to change the mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called
endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.

2 Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress:
Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain which makes one
feel more healthy and energetic. Laughter Yoga is a single exercise routine which reduces physical, mental and emotional stress simultaneously.

3. Health Benefits:
You can’t enjoy life if you are sick. Laughter Yoga strengthens the immune system which not only prevents you from falling sick, but
also helps to heal a variety of illnesses like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, backache,
fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, menstrual disorders, cancer and many others

4. Quality of Life:
Quality of life depends upon quality of good friends we have with whom we have a caring and sharing relationship. Laughter is a
positive energy which helps to connect with people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many friend

5. Positive Attitude in Challenging Times :
Everyone can laugh when the time is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create
a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to cope with difficult times.

So it is time to Laugh!!!!!!!!!!

Best Regards,
Aug 18, 2011
Yoga is a one of the best exercise for health. It is very beneficial for improve blood circulation. It can improve stamina. and also helpful for reduce weigh loss.


Commander's of Penmai
May 28, 2011
hi viji,
thanks for sharing... -Anitha.

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