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About Laughter Yoga


Laughter Yoga is a healing modality about creating good health, a lighter approach to life, and building community and peace through laughter.

Through a blend of movement, breathing, and intentional laughter exercises, the practice of Laughter Yoga taps into the mind-body connection, relieves stress, and invites positivity and humor into our everyday lives.


Laughter Yoga and Laughter Clubs were created by Dr. Kataria, MD and Madhuri Kataria in India. Laughter Clubs are fully independent, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and community-based associations of diverse people where all are welcome regardless of gender, age, physical abilities, social or economic backgrounds.

Dr. Kataria, MD and Madhuri Kataria, creators of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Clubs

They practice the Laughter Yoga method of laughing-for-no-reason as a form of exercise. There are currently over 16,000 Laughter Clubs in more than 100 countries around the world!


Because it’s an amazing and easily accessible tool that can help us get through difficult times. Once we’re de-stressed and energized, it’s a lot easier to deal with whatever comes our way.


Did you know that laughter:

  • Busts your stress leaving you more relaxed and zestful.

  • Boosts your immune system, keeping infections, allergies and cancers at bay.

  • Eases pain naturally with no nasty side effects.

  • Can help relieve depression and anxiety laughter can lift your mood and help you get better sleep.

  • Normalizes blood pressure.

  • Keeps you looking and feeling healthy and vibrant.


If you’re challenged by:

  • The overwhelming state of the world—yikes!

  • The effects of growing older

  • Your inner critic getting the upper hand

  • A difficult person or relationship

  • Physical pain or discomfort


Then Laughter Yoga can help you:

  • Shift old mindsets

  • Get out from under stuck beliefs or fears

  • Have a lighter, more positive outlook on life

  • Learn how to laugh at your challenges

  • Handle bigger life changes

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