Summary of the Bangalore Study. This is a clear summary of the results of Dr Kataria’s Bangalore study which studied the physiological effects of laughter yoga on stress and blood pressure. This study was funded personally by Dr Kataria as he was frustrated with the (then) lack of medical interest in laughter yoga. Hopefully it will be the first of many future scientific studies.
Laughter Yoga in the Workplace – a University of Wisconsin Health Center study entitled “Effect of Workplace Laughter Groups on Personal Efficacy Beliefs” which found laughter yoga based sessions improved staff morale.
Here’s the powerpoint slides I used in my presentation at West Ryde Library in May 2009. What a civilized event it was, lots of guffaws, wine and cheese at the end, and free to the public! The embedded videos are clickable; they’ll take a moment to start.
Here’s a report on Laughter Yoga For Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder that I wrote in 2009 after working with the Schizophrenia Fellowship of Australia. I delve into the subject of laughter and mental health.
Laughter In The News
Laughter for leg ulcers. An article dated March 11 2011 from Leeds University.