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[Video] Stressed? Why Not Try Some Laughing Yoga?

There’s a famous phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine.” A group of Hanoians are putting this to the test and mixing it with another highly-touted health booster – yoga. 

Developed by Indian physician, Madan Kataria in the 1990s, Laughing Yoga has become an international sensation, with over 8,000 Laughter Clubs in 65 countries. Each club is directed by a "Laugh Captain" and operates independently of the others. 

According to a 2012 pilot study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Laughing Yoga seems to be legit: 

“Participants showed improved immediate mood (vigor-activity and friendliness) and increased HRV after the laughter intervention. Both the laughter and control interventions appeared to improve longer-term anxiety.”

For the Hanoi club’s" Laugh Captain,"Mr. Vinh, the practice has helped break the monotony of his daily routine which he says created an emptiness in his life. 

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