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Who created Laughter Yoga?

Madura Kataria

Indian doctor Madura Kataria invented Laughter Yoga in 1995 to help his patients manage the stresses of everyday life. When researching the biological benefits of laughter, he discovered that the body does not know the difference between real and fake laughter. Combining yogic breathing with playful laughter exercises brought fantastic results, and patients started recovering from many stress-related illnesses. Today, Laughter Yoga is practised in over 100 countries across the world in a spirit of healthy rebellion.

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What people are saying

My daughter and I do Laughter Yoga together to help us recover from the Covid blues. It has been incredibly healing for us both!


Laughter yoga keeps me young! I swear I’m less wrinkled since I started doing it


As an artist, I do Laughter yoga to get out of my creative mind and into my body. It’s incredibly cathartic!


I love the magical laughter at the end of a session when we are all so uninhibited! It connects me with my inner child.