Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Laughter Yoga

Recently newspaper stories appeared in our local papers on laughter yoga. These articles reported on this new approach developed by Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician. Laughter yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to release tension.

The articles mention that Jeffrey Briar has founded the Laughter Yoga Institute in Laguna Beach. I found a couple of web sites that RTs may wish to check out to learn more about laughter yoga. They are and


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