Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:55:46 GMT

A university to teach how to laugh your way through life!

Bangalore: Imagine a campus where you learn how to laugh instead of mugging up textbooks, where you are trained to accumulate health instead of wealth, where you don't lose sleep over exams and instead get cured of insomnia. A 'university' like that will soon be a reality on Bangalore's outskirts!

A university to teach how to laugh your way through life!

The city, which is known as India's tech capital because of it being home to a few thousand IT and IT-related firms with thousands of young men and women who are stressed out by working late hours, will get a university that offers to train people to laugh and breathe properly for greater benefits of body and mind.

"If all goes well, then by April-May 2011, I will start my first certified Laughter Yoga teacher training in the university complex," Madan Kataria, the brain behind the 'university', told IANS.

Kataria, a physician from Mumbai, has earned a name by popularising 'Laughter Yoga' therapy that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing or 'pranayama'.

"The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits," he said.