Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. No sense of humor required!
Laughter is initiated then becomes a group exercise with eye contact and childlike playfulness soon turning to real, fun and contagious laughter !
Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. It brings more oxygen to the body and the brain which makes us feel more energetic and healthy.
The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter if done with willingness. One gets the same health benefits whether laughter is real or simulated.
It was started by a medical doctor Dr. Madan Kataria supported by his wife, Madhuri Kataria,a yoga teacher, from India with just 5 people in a Mumbai Park in 1995. There are 16 thousand or so of Laughter Clubs in more than 100 countries.