Health, The Good Life
A laughter club. It’s the brainchild of an Indian doctor named Madan Kataria. He calls the practice “Laughter Yoga” and he came up with the idea while he was doing some very serious research on the medical benefits of laughter.
Sessions begin with participants clapping rhythmically and chanting “Ho-ho, ha-ha-ha.” It doesn’t matter if the laughter is faked, Dr Kataria says, either way the exercise releases endorphins in your body enhancing your wellbeing, and reducing stress. No joke. The idea has certainly caught on.
Today there are over 5,000 laughter clubs in more than 50 countries.