From Chicago Tribue:
Whitney Munro did not think that as a fitness specialist and mother she had to take a class just to learn how to laugh. But she signed up for laughter yoga class and second-guessed herself all the way to the American School of Laughter Yoga in Chicago.
Two days later, she returned home exhilarated, eager and certified to teach laughter therapy to the seniors she helps at Fairview senior living community in Downers Grove.
Now Munro, of Homer Glen, has 16 regulars in laughter class. The students come, some with the aid of canes or walkers, and begin by shaking hands and trying a fake laugh. But their fake laugh is short-lived. Soon one is truly laughing, and then another, and people in the hall are stopping to see what’s so funny in the fitness lab…