Madan Katarie, a family physician from Mumbai, India, is the person who is credited with starting the first laughter yoga club in 1995. He has been the driving force behind over 5,000 Laughter clubs in 40 countries. Katarie says that it does not matter if you really have something to laugh about or not. At first, he pretends to laugh. Then his laughing becomes funny to him and he is laughing for real.
Laughter Yoga is said to be good for you because it exercises both the body and the mind. The mind is exercised through the meditation techniques preformed before the laughter is begun. Those who have participated in his laugh classes say that it leaves them with a sense of warmth, hope and joy.
Scientist at the University of California have proven that laughter, while exercising your cardiovascular, also, lowers key stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin. In addition, laughter boast the body's natural killer cells that go after tumor cell and virally infected cells.
You don't have to wait until World Laughter day, which takes place on the first Sunday in May. If it is indeed true that laughter is the best medicine, then you can mail your checks to me immediately. This is one of the funniest music videos I have ever seen. Any time I need a pick me up, I play this video. It is funny every time.
The performance is excellent every time!