Rainee – USA

The Gift of Unconditional Joy Rainee: I’ve always been a happy person, even when many things in my world have been painful. Many throughout my life have asked me, “Are you ever down?” Of course, being human, down times are bound to happen. Most of the time, I only talk about those things to choice…

Laguna Wood Seniors Laugh Away Their Troubles

Laguna Wood Seniors Laugh Away Their Troubles Seniors participating in a laughter class, conducted by Cheryl Russell, in Laguna Woods, Orange County, California, laugh like children, while doing Laughter Yoga. Russell uses laughter as a form of exercise to benefit health and quality of life for seniors. For some, the class is their lifeline. Adorned…

Research Paper – Voluntary Facial Expression Produces Corresponding Emotions in the Brain

While in the process of conceptualizing and evolving Laughter Yoga in 1995, I went through several research studies about how faking emotions can produce real physiological and psychological changes. One such study was by Paul Ekman, published in 1990, which corroborated very well with Professor William James’ theory of motion creates emotion. Here is the…