Dr. Madan Kataria

Laughter Yoga Guru | Acclaimed Researcher


Dr. Madan Kataria, popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’, is the founder of the ‘Laughter Yoga Clubs’ movement started in 1995. While researching the benefits of laughter, he was amazed by the number of studies showing profound physiological and psychological benefits of laughter.

He decided to deliver these benefits to his patients and other people and founded ‘Laughter Yoga’, a unique exercise routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing which allows anyone to laugh without using jokes, humor or comedies. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He is featured frequently on television and radio worldwide and is associated with a number of research projects to measure the benefits of laughter. Recent studies using unconditional laughter have positively confirmed these benefits. This scientific confirmation of what has been observed in thousands of laughter groups marks a turning point in the acceptance of ‘Laughter Yoga’ in the business world and in schools, hospitals, old age centers and other areas.

Spreading rapidly in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and Africa, this new concept has been widely covered by prestigious publications like the TIME magazine, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal and featured on CNN, BBC, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Kataria’s ‘Laughter Yoga Clubs’ movement started with just five people in a public park in Mumbai in 1995, and has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 6000 Laughter Yoga clubs in over 60 countries.

Why Dr. Madan Kataria ?

Dr. Kataria is also a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for companies, corporations and organizations all over the world. He is also a corporate consultant for holistic health, stress management, teambuilding, leadership, peak performance and communication skills.

For centuries it has been known that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and through his research, Dr Kataria has confirmed these benefits. Backed by science, dedication, and laughter, Dr Katarai’s sessions are focused on elevating the mind and helping people laugh their way to good health.

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