Laughter yoga teacher brings his practice to patients with disabilities


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Loud giggles echoed in a government building in Manila as patients with physical disabilities gathered for an unusual therapy session.They were practicing laughter yoga, which is a combination of yoga-breathing techniques, stretching, chanting and laughter exercises.Pinoy Laughter Yoga founder Paolo Trinidad explained why he has been offering these sessions for the past five years.
“Because when you help them through laughter, it empowers them. It changes their mindset instead of self-pity it goes to resilience, it goes to empowerment, so they becomes very positive, so instead of going to depression, it makes them very very positive and they forget about their problems,” he said.The Laughteryoga.org website said the practice can uplift mood, increase energy levels, improve memory, reduce stress and strengthen the immune system.