Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Banned laughter YoGa: COURT BomBay

MUMBAI - yoga exercises are thought to reduce stress and maintain a healthy body, but a club here yoga workout sessions directed to stop laughing in the morning after authorities received complaints from local residents.

Bombay High Court ordered the police to stop the session after a 78-year-old senior citizens complain of exercise makes him laugh mental stress, as well as by residents in the neighborhood concerned.


"It is not appropriate for the exercise group gathered outside someone's house and laugh like crazy," says panel of judges after hearing the petition submitted by Vinayak Shirsat residing in Kurla, the edge of the city.

According to the petition, there are 10 to 15 members of the group gathered at 7 am for singing, clapping and laughing out loud.


"They laugh with all my might, each member of the exercise group was encouraged to laugh as hard as possible," said Shirsat in his complaint.

Laughter yoga popularized as a routine exercise by an Indian medical doctor, Madan Kataria in 1995. - AFP


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