GROWING WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT, with 16,000+ laughter clubs and 500,000+ laughter yogis in 108 countries, and five to ten new laughter clubs created every week. Corporations, schools, hospitals, prisons, and senior centers all over America now offer laughter yoga classes to release stress and promote overall health and wellbeing.
POWERHOUSE AUTHOR who devotes himself full-time to promoting laughter yoga and travels at least half the year giving keynote workshops and public seminars and training a worldwide network of laughter yoga professionals.
THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT, written by the founder and leader of the movement—who was the subject of a New Yorker profile (bit.ly/2Nfsbct) and has been called “the guru of giggling” (The Times, U.K).
PUBLISHING FOR NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS MONTH (April) AND WORLD LAUGHTER DAY (the first Sunday in May)
PRIMED FOR ATTENTION: A Wikipedia page and 31,000 Instagram posts tagged #laughteryoga give us a strong foundation on which to build awareness of this next big global lifestyle trend, following ikigai, hygge, and forest bathing.
Acclaim for the Practice of Laughter Yoga
“Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it’s easy to laugh even if you’re depressed or in a bad mood…. I’ve tried it, and it works.” —Oprah Winfrey
“I can’t think of any other mind-body technique that has caught on this way. I told [the] American Senate Committee during a hearing about healthcare reform that laughter yoga could help lower American healthcare costs.” —Andrew Weil, M.D.
“Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of ’right-brain thinking’ that managers should promote.” —Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind
“Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.” —John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC’s TV series The Human Face
“An ideal tool for complete body-mind wellness…Laughter increases the supply of oxygen to body tissues, boosts immunity, relieves pain, lowers stress, and even helps protect against heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, migraines, and cancer. It is a powerful technique: safe, easy, and a lot of fun.” —Andrew Weil, M.D., from the Foreword
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