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Laughter Yoga and the Heart. by Hatice Oncel. Outline. Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? Researches about Laughter and the Heart Conclusion. Why? Children laughs more.

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    1. Laughter Yoga and the Heart by Hatice Oncel

    2. Outline • Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? • Researches about Laughter and the Heart • Conclusion

    3. Why?Children laughs more http://i.pbase.com/u/hamery/large/349287.1535347_IMG1.jpg

    4. Can laughter be healing? Norman Cousins • Life threatening disease arthritis • Massive doses of vitamin C &10 minutes watching comedy show 1979

    5. Norman Cousins “I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anaesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.”

    6. Founder of Laughter Yoga Dr. Madan Kataria Mumbai, India in 1995

    7. Singapore market

    8. Laughter Yoga& Prison Laughter Yoga& School

    9. Edmonton Laughter Yoga Instructors Bethann Jones Dr.Billy Strean http://www.physedandrec.ualberta.ca

    10. Laughter Yoga Steps Clap playfulness Yogabreathing relaxation

    11. Gaga Barnes -2006 20minutes http://www.laughteryogaonthephone.com/

    12. Outline • Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? • Researches about Laughter and the Heart • Conclusion

    13. Reduce stress • Lower blood pressure • Elevate mood • Boost immune system • Improve brain functioning • Connect you to others • Make you feel good • Protect the heart • http://helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER GHTER LAUGHTER

    14. Chertock (a nurse) 2009 • 74 years old with heart disease • after by-pass surgery reduced problems: asthma stiffness of left shoulder and arm

    15. Research about Laughter & the Heart Michael Miller, M.D University of Maryland Medical Center • November 15, 2000 • 150 healthy person and 150 non-healthy, heart disease • People with heart disease was less laughing ~ 40 %than the others with no problem disease

    16. Laughter Survey If you were eating in a restaurant with some friends and the waiter accidentally spilled a drink on you, would you • (a) not find it particularly amusing • (b) be amused but not show it outwardly • (c) smile • (d) laugh • (e) laugh heartily • http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/humor_survey.htm

    17. A score of 53 or more may mean you have additional laugh protection against heart disease

    18. Research about Laughter & the Heart Drs. Goel, Miller, Mangano, Park, Plotnick, and Vogel University of Maryland Medical Center in 2005. • 20 healthy people, avarage age was 33. • blood flow slowed 35 %in 14 of 20 after they watched a movie which cause stress • blood flow increased 22 % in 19 of 20 volunteers after they watched a movie which cause a laughter

    19. Coronary Artery Disease Heart attack Endothelium: the inner lining of blood vessels Laughter maintain the endothelium healthier www.centurahealthinfo.org/.../images/en/9367.jpg

    20. 20 Patients with high blood pressure and high Cholesterol levels Laughter Group Control Group Heart Benefits for Diabetes Lee Berk, DrPH, MPHStanley Tan, MD, PhD • Laughter group had increase “good” cholesterol levels than Control group • a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients

    21. Outline • Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? • Researches about Laughter and the Heart • Conclusion

    22. Laugh a day keeps the doctor and the cardiologist and the psychiatrist away

    23. Thank You

    24. References • Chertok, M.( 2009, November 17). Laughter yoga and heart disease. Retrieved February 5, 2010, from http://www.laughteryoga.org/lyblogs/marlene-chertok/162-laughter-yoga-and-heart-disease • Cousin, N. (1789). Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient: Reflection on healing and regeneration. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company,Inc • Crawford, B.,Levitt, E.B.,& Newman, G. F.( 2009, March 9) Laughter is good for your heart. Retrieved February 5, 2010, from www.umm.edu/news/releases/laughter. .htm • Krupa, D.(2009, April 17). Mirthful laughter, coupled with standard diabetic treatment, raises good cholesterol and may lower heart attack risk. Retrieved February 9, 2010, from http://www.the-aps.org/press/releases/09/14.htm • Miller, M., Mangano, C., Park, Y.,Goel, R., Plotnick, G. D, and Vogel R. A. (2006, February). Impact of cinematic viewing on endothelial function. Retrieved February 5, 2009, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1860773/?tool=pubmed