Laughter Yoga in Prisons
Laughter yoga is being practiced in several prisons in India, Europe and USA.
Famous British actor John Cleese visited Mumbai prison in the year 2001 when he was making documentary for BBC on human expressions. He found that laughter had a major impact on the prisoners and the atmosphere in general lightened.
With increase in crime all over the world, the prisons are over burdened with prisoners harboring negative emotions and thoughts. Laughter Yoga is a great method of dissipating these feelings of anger and frustration. Many prisons in India have found Laughter Yoga an effective tool to release their negative emotions. There are positive changes in prisoner attitude and better prisoner-staff relations and reduced violence.