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What is Laughter Yoga?

September 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga, founded by Dr. Madan Kataria in India, is a unique concept where anyone can choose to laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.
Me and Dr Kataria Chicago Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

We initiate laughter as an exercise in a group where exercise laughter usually leads to real, contagious laughter and a sense of playfulness.

Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. No yoga mats needed.

Scientific studies have concluded that the body cannot tell the difference between real and pretend laughter. The mind wants your willingness to try the fake laughing in order to get the benefits. Therefore, you can improve your health during challenges and bad moods with exercises and no need for a sense of humor.

To see Dr. Kataria’s official website go to There you will have access to¬† scientific data, anecdotal studies and testimonials are available. Just “Google” Dr. Kataria’s videos to see Laughter Yoga in action all around the world.
Yes, that’s Linda with Dr. Madan Kataria in the picture, in Chicago in April, 2010.

Linda LeVier


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