Laughter Yoga Applications
Laughter Yoga in Schools
Many schools in Surat, Baroda and Bangalore, India, include 10 minutes of Laughter Yoga during morning assembly followed by five minutes of laughter session in the classrooms at the beginning and end of each day.
This regular practice has shown to improve the mood, behavior and academic scores. Teachers and students are happier, have a more positive outlook and communicate better. Less discipline is required and attendance has improved. Laughter clubs are becoming popular on U.S. college campuses.
Laughter Yoga for Business World
Scientific research shows that laughter can help resolve many workplace issues, but until now there has been no reliable and effective system to deliver laughter. Humor was the only tool available, but it is not reliable and seldom leads to continuous hearty laughter. Much of humor is negative and insulting.
Laughter Yoga is a breakthrough laughter delivery system that can enable a person to laugh continuously for 15 to 20 minutes with short breaks of yogic breathing and mild stretching. Many Laughter Yoga professionals have presented sessions to business with positive results.
The concept is gaining popularity in companies around the world, including; India, Denmark, America. The power of laughter was recently confirmed by studies in India and the USA that showed a substantial stress reduction and a large increase in job performance after just three weeks of laughter sessions.
If you are not able to attend a laughter club, there are Laughter Leaders available 12 times a day to laugh with you on the phone. Visit www.laughteryogaonthephone.com There is no added charge for the call, just the telephone company fee for long distance. If you use SKYPE or have unlimited minutes on your cell phone there is no charge.
Laughter Yoga with Seniors
Laughter Yoga is being practiced among seniors in many senior centers, independent and assisted living facilities in Canada, USA, Israel and Europe.
Faced with age related issues, seniors find their physical and mental faculties on the decline. Many seniors with senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease find it difficult to comprehend humor. Therefore, Laughter Yoga is the ideal form of exercise routine that can help them to get all the complete health benefits of laughter.
Laughter Yoga with Cancer Patients
There are hundreds of people who attend laughter clubs all over the world who are suffering from cancer, but laughter has brought a new hope into their lives. Many have reported that regular laughter sessions have benefited them tremendously.
Cancer is the next biggest killer after depression and heart problems. Scientific research has proved that laughter has a profound impact on the immune system which plays a part in the survival of cancer patients. Laughter Yoga has been effectively implemented in many cancer hospitals helping the patients and the care givers to cope with the pain and trauma. Swedish Cancer Hospital in Chicago, IL offer regular Laughter Yoga for patients taking chemotherapy.
Laughter Yoga in Prisons
Laughter Yoga is being practiced in several prisons in India, Europe and USA. Famous British actor John Cleese visited Mumbai prison in 2001 while making his documentary Faces, for BBC. He found that laughter had a major impact on the prisoners and their attitude. Laughter Yoga is a great method of dissipating feelings of anger, negative emotions and frustration. Since implementing Laughter Yoga, the prisoner-staff relations have improved and there has been a reduction of violence.
Laughter Yoga with Physically and Mentally Challenged
Laughter Yoga has made a major difference in the lives of many people with physical and mental disabilities in India, Canada, USA and Portugal. In Bangalore, India, the introduction of Laughter Yoga for the mentally and the physically challenged children has revealed a marked improvement in their motor and expressive skills and control in hyperactivity. Many people who come to these sessions in wheel chairs have shown tremendous improvement in their physical condition and mental health.
Laughter Yoga has also been introduced in schools for the blind and among the deaf and mute children to help them cope with their disabilities and generate a more positive attitude.