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what happens when we laugh.
is a registered business
trading name for Laughter Yoga in Ireland
and has been established with the kind permission and blessing of Dr.
Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter
This website is designed to
promote Laughter Yoga through the setting up of LY clubs
Laughter Clubs are fully independent, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non
competitive community-based associations of diverse people where all are welcome regardless of
gender, age, physical abilities, social or economic backgrounds
Concept of Laughter
So What is Laughter Yoga?
Laughter Yoga is a unique
concept where anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humour, jokes or comedy.
laughter as an exercise in a group, but with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and
we call it Laughter Yoga is because it combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. This brings more oxygen to
the body and the brain which makes one feel more energetic and healthy.
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 physiological and psychological benefits.
It was started by a medical doctor, Dr.
Madan Kataria from India with
just five people from a Mumbai Park in
1995. It is fast sweeping the world and today there are thousands of laughter clubs in more than 65
Why Laughter Yoga?
In order to get the scientifically proven health benefits of laughter, we need
to laugh continuously for at least for 10 to 15
minutes. Since in Laughter Yoga we do laughter as an
exercise, we can prolong our laughter as long as we want. On the other hand, natural laughter comes for just a few seconds here and there and is not
enough to bring about physiological and biochemical
changes in our body.
To reap the health benefits of laughter, laughter has to be loud and deep
coming from the diaphragm. It should be a
belly laugh. It might not be socially acceptable to laugh loudly, but Laughter Yoga clubs provide a safe environment where
one can laugh loudly and heartily without any
Natural laughter that courses through our life depends upon many reasons
and conditions, but there are not many reasons which
make us laugh. That means we are leaving laughter
to chance, it may happen it may not. In contrast, in Laughter Yoga club we are not leaving laughter to chance, but doing it out of commitment.
This is a guaranteed way of getting the health
benefits of laughter.
What are the benefits of Laughter
have proven that Laughter Yoga increases the net supply of oxygen to our body cells giving a sense of
well-being. According to Dr. Otto Warburg a Noble Laureate, his findings about the importance of oxygen
confirms that the reason we fall sick frequently is because there is a lack of oxygen in the body cells.
Laughter exercises and Yoga breathing help to attain good health by increasing the supply of oxygen. It also
helps to release special hormones from all brain cells called endorphins also known as feel good
So what happens in a Laughter Yoga
The best answer to
this question is simply come and see for yourself. Laughter Clubs are fully independent,
not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non competitive community-based associations of diverse people where all are
welcome regardless of gender, age, physical abilities, social or economic backgrounds. For further
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