Laughter yoga

December 6, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Laughter yoga started in India in 1995 and combines exercises with a little bit of stretching and deep breathing. You do not need to feel happy, have a sense of humor or need a reason to laugh. Sarah Samson has started a laughter club in Columbia and uses the phrase "Fake it 'til you make it." The exercises, such as making a milkshake and electric shock handshake, generate fake laughter that often turns genuine.