Dr Madan Kataria, popularly known as the guru of giggling, is the founder of the laughter yoga club movement that started in 1995. Dr Kataria, who is from Mumbai, is a sought-after keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for corporations and organizations across the world. He has conducted seminars and workshops for UBS, Emirates Bank, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, YPO (Young Presidents' Association), SAS, Emirates Airlines, Volvo, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, the ministry of manpower and social welfare, the government of Singapore, Parliament of Western Australia, HRD Congress Malaysia and the Dubai Wellbeing Show, among others. He has also featured on television and radio programmes across the world and is associated with an increasing number of medical research projects analysing the benefits of laughter.
Dr Kataria, having retired from medical practice, devotes all his time to writing, teaching, coaching and training
laughter leaders in order to foster the spread of laughter clubs. He is also the creator of the immensely popular World Laughter Day which is celebrated on the first Sunday of every May. For more information, you can visit www.laughteryoga.org.
BBC and Google have used it in their offices
Oprah Winfrey promoted it on her show
Aamir Khan loved it on Satyamev Jayate
Mira Nair filmed a documentary, The Laughing Club of India, on itLaughter yoga is a revolutionary idea: simple and profound. A practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, it is based on scientific studies that have concluded that such laughter offers the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
Today, laughter yoga has become popular worldwide as a complete workout. It is practised in more than 100 countries, with as many as 2.5 lakh people laughing out loud in India alone.
This comprehensive book by the founder of the laughter yoga club movement, Dr Madan Kataria, tells you what laughter yoga is, how it works, what its benefits are and how you can apply it to everyday life.