Laughter Yoga is a global phenomenon being successfully practiced in over 100 countries. It is a powerful tool helping business people reduce workplace stress. It also creates a happy and energetic workforce.
Developed by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995, it is a breakthrough laughter delivery system where anyone can laugh and practice laughter as a group exercise without relying on humor, jokes or comedy.
How Laughter Yoga Works: With Prolonged Intentional Laughter one can exhale more carbon dioxide which oxygenates each and every cell of the body more especially then brain. This improves efficiency, mental focus and concentration.
BBC and Google Offices are using it, Oprah Winfrey has tried and said it works, British actor John Cleese has endorsed it. This innovative concept has been widely accepted all over the world and has been written about in prestigious publications like TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph and many others
Scientifically Proven Benefits
Clinical research conducted at Bangalore, India and in the United States has proved that Laughter lowers the level of stress hormones (epinephrine, cortisol, etc) in the blood.
Another important 2007 study in the United States looked at the effects of Laughter Yoga on personal efficacy in the workplace.