Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Laughter Doctor Sets Down in Los Angeles

The Laughter Doctor Sets Down in Los Angeles

Dr. Madan Kataria, the merry medicine man from India, the Guru of Giggling (London Times), now brings the Laughter Club concept to Southern California. He will demonstrate his new yogic technique of Laughter Yoga in a Public Awareness Seminar in Pasadena on 8th April 2005, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary, 553 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, www. yogakingdom. com). All are welcome to attend.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2005

The author of Laugh For No Reason, Dr. Kataria has been the catalyst for the creation of more than 3,000 laughter clubs worldwide on all 5 continents. Over 100 thousand people gather either daily or weekly to get their dose of laughter exercises before they set off to the office or factory. The Laughter Yoga movement he created is a social one and aims to promote world peace through laughter. It is based on the philosophy of “acting happiness” and is a physically-oriented technique, not a mental practice. In Laughter Yoga, you don't need to be happy, have a sense of humor, or even have a reason in order to laugh. Laughter is a tremendously efficient way to express and release negative emotions in a positive manner, and is proven to relieve stress, improve blood flow and digestion, and strengthen the immune system.

Dr. Kataria's concept has been widely accepted all over the world and appeared in prestigious publications like: National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Time magazine. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, NHK Japan, Star TV, ABC News in USA, Channel 9 in Australia and many television networks in Europe.

‘‘The world is about to laugh as it has never laughed before,’’ says Dr. Madan Kataria, the Indian physician who claims that his laughter exercise routine, which combines both yoga and laughter, not only improves health by reducing negative effects of stress but it might promote world peace. For the first time he has developed a new yogic technique of laughter workouts where anyone can participate in a group laughter everyday without requiring the use of humor or jokes.

Each laughter session starts with deep breathing, and the popular “Ho Ho, Ha Ha Ha” practice, followed by a variety of stimulated laughter techniques with names like: “ Hearty Laughter, Silent Laughter, Lion Laughter, Swinging Laughter, Cocktail Laughter” and many others. After group laughter exercises one can learn to go deeper into "Laughter Meditation" where the laughter will come out spontaneously without any efforts. In a group, laughter club members will also learn how to bring about attitudinal changes so that one can practice ways of sensible living through a unique self-development program called ‘‘Spirit of Laughter’.’

For more information about Laughter Yoga in Los Angeles, please visit www. laughteryoga. us; or contact the American School Of Laughter Yoga at (626) 755-5999. The Pasadena Laughter Club holds weekly meetings and all are welcome to attend. Please visit www. laughteryoga. us for details.

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