This is a follow-up to my earlier post about Laughter Yoga, with a few more resources to help you explore this phenomenon. At the end, you’ll see why I am posting this today, a special day for laughter yoga.
They say the best way to experience laughter yoga is with a laughter club. But not all of us have access to such a club, nor feel like we can start our own — at least, not just yet. So, to help you bring laughter yoga into your life, here’s a quickie intro from wikihow: 12 steps in 3 parts — starting off practicing alone, then with a group or team, and finally, some steps to understanding laughter yoga.
Some of the best uses of laughter yoga involve people struggling with physical ailments. Here we see how Satellite Healthcare Sacramento has integrated laughter yoga into their therapeutic regime for some of their patients.
This next story gives testimonial to the power of laughter yoga to improve our lives, even under the worst of stressful circumstances. Meet “Laughter Phoenix,” Junsuke Ando, who writes of his experience discovering laughter yoga in the midst of health, family, and personal struggles.
“Thanks to Laughter Yoga which worked miraculously to save me from three cerebral strokes, a heart attack, bankruptcy and a divorce. It gave me a new lease of life, changed my whole perspective and gave me an inner strength to cope with all the challenges I faced. It brought back my lost laughter and hope and once again filled me with positivity and joy.”
Lastly, the originator of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria, just led a group of thousands of students from the Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences (KISS) in laughter today, setting a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Laughter Yoga session.
Here’s 42 minutes of over 15,000 people laughing — for no reason at all! — and enjoying the many benefits of laughter yoga.
Betcha can’t watch it straight through without ay least a giggle or two!