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Laugh Those Downward Dog Days Away

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In 1995, Dr. Madan Kataria began an article he titled “Laughter – The Best Medicine.” He found decades of research on the therapeutic effects of laughter and wanted to investigate further. He managed to convince four people at a public park in  Mumbai, India, to start a laughter club.  At first they used jokes, but when the jokes ran out, they began to laugh at nothing. It was the genesis of laughter yoga.  At last count, there were more than 8,000 laughter yoga clubs in 65 countries…including one right here in Concord, New Hampshire.  Sean Hurley strapped on his giggle goggles for this radio field trip.

For those who aren't sure how to perform Laughter Yoga, please watch this informative video:

http://youtu.be/eXgdSOxaCGI

Sean Hurley lives in Thornton with his wife Lois and his son Sam. An award-winning playwright and radio journalist, his fictional “Atoms, Motion & the Void” podcast has aired nationally on NPR and Sirius & XM Satellite radio. When he isn't writing stories or performing on stage, he likes to run in the White Mountains. He can be reached at shurley@nhpr.org.

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