Laughter Yoga Articles

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“Laughter Is Good Medicine”

A wonderful article on laughter and well worth a read. It looks at the social side of laughter, it’s contagiousness and the health benefits. “In the 2009 review,8 “Laughter Prescription,” published in the Canadian Family Physician journal, author William B. Strean, Ph.D., notes there are “several good reasons to conclude that laughter is effective as an … Continue reading

Research Paper – “The effect of laughter Yoga on general health among nursing students”

Any study into laughter and it’s benefits is useful regardless of results but this one is a cracker and is clear on it’s effectiveness for nursing students. The full article can be found in this link – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917183/ As shown by the findings, laughter Yoga positively affected the general health of nursing students, which is … Continue reading

How Laughter Can Help People With MS

Here is a great new article sharing the wonderful ways Laughter Yoga can help people living with MS. A laughing matter about a serious subject The trial is the brainchild of lead investigator Dr. Ted Brown, director of neurorehabilitation at the EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center in Washington state. “The goal of the study is to … Continue reading

Laugh Away Your Venous Ulcer

It seems the benefits of laughter has no end. Due to the movement of the diaphragm when we laugh heartily there is an increase in blood flow around the body – perfect for stimulating healing.  “It appears that laughter has other beneficial effects that could stimulate healing of venous ulcers and other types of chronic … Continue reading

How Laughter Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

“Researchers will look at depression, fatigue, and anxiety in the participants, as well as the perceptions their loved ones and caregivers have about these conditions.” The full article can be found here: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/laughter-can-help-wwith-multiple-sclerosis#1

How Laughter Leads To Learning

This article discusses the use of humour in teaching and how the act of laughter produces great benefits to both student and teacher. If you consider that laughter is great at building relationships and bonding groups, promotes creativity and productivity and relieves stress as well as boosting the immune system you can see how bringing … Continue reading

A Day With “Patch” Hunter Adams

On Tuesday I had the amazing privilege of attending a workshop with Patch Adams in London – Living A Life Of Joy. The inspirational “Patch” Hunter Adams. A true legend who should be much more widely known for his humanitarian approach. You may have heard of him, through the film “Patch Adams” played brilliantly by … Continue reading

The Naughty Forties Diary Blog Post on Laughter Yoga

At our morning Laughter Yoga event yesterday at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield we were joined by an array of people from local newspapers, staff, shoppers, radio presenters and this blogger from The Naughty Forties Diary. Here is their blog post on their experience: https://thenaughtyfortydiaries.com/2017/03/17/all-the-joys-of-spring/#more-34540 And here’s an extract ” It was extremely good fun … Continue reading

“Laugh It Off” Article

A wonderful article appeared in the Spruce Grove Examiner in Alberta, Canada yesterday. It follows Noel Cairney, an applied and therapeutic laughter coach and Laughter Yoga Teacher, on her discovery of the benefits of Laughter and how she now shares those skills in her own classes. “If you believe you’re the happiest person in the room, … Continue reading

Laughter In Infancy

A fascinating article by Gina Mireault, a professor of psychology at Johnson State College in Vermont about laughter in infancy. Did you know that babies who are deaf or blind laugh and smile at the same milestones as their peers? Amazing isn’t it? Here is an excerpt from the article but please take the time to read the … Continue reading