When was the last time you laughed? Can you remember? If your answer is last week, last month or ‘I don’t remember’, you’re not laughing enough!
Now’s the time to get your cackle on, unleash your Jimmy Carr-esque inhaling laugh and laugh until your belly aches, for this Sunday is World Laugher Day! ‘Since when was that a thing?’, we hear you ask. Read on…
This cheerful day is geared towards manifesting world peace and it’s been bringing about happiness throughout the world every year since January 1998, when it was first created by the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, Dr Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India.
Now in its 19th year, World Laughter Day is celebrated throughout the world; laughter Yoga itself is practiced in 105 countries! Laughing encourages good health, friendship and joy, so it stands to reason how it could have an incredibly powerful contribution to world peace if everyone joined in.
Hands up for a Laughter Club
If you can’t find a World Laughter Day event in your area, why not create your very own? It needed be flamboyant or excruciatingly planned; simply invite your friends and family to your house, garden, local park, town square or village hall and have a good old laugh! If it turns out to be a big hit, why not organise a regular Laughter Club?
Did you know that there are actually 6000 Laughter Clubs in 100 countries?
You’ll soon have created your own local laughter network; a place where your stresses and worries melt away with every second of laughter. Getting together with people of different cultures, of all ages and from all walks of life will not only bring your community together, but it’ll also do wonders for your health!
Laughing is a universal language with no barriers, so let’s use it to our advantage!
As Dr. Madan Kataria says, “When you laugh, you change and when you change the whole world changes around you”.