you're not suffering from anything more serious than hiccups, laughter is - as
everybody knows - the best medicine. It's also something that you could be
hearing a lot of today.
Dr Madan Kataria may not have invented laughter (that
was, of course, Professor Roger Chuckles in 1924), but he did bring us Laughter
Yoga, the movement that encourages unconditional chortling for physiological
and psychological benefits, and with it World Laughter Day.Traditionally held
on the first Sunday in May each year, WLD has aimed to bring "World Peace
Through Laughter" since 1998.
In that time, 6,000 "Laughter
Clubs" have reportedly opened across the world and now, according to
Snigger-Master General Kataria, 70 countries will be celebrating the event,
which should see thousands break out into unprovoked fits of giggles.