Washington Post: Laughter Yoga Replaces ‘Ommm’ with ‘Hahaha’
July 22nd 2015.
Gregory Chertok, a sport psychology counselor and fitness trainer at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Englewood, New Jersey cites self-determination theory when touting the social benefits of laughter yoga.
“Chertok noted that writer and researcher Norman Cousins, whose book “Anatomy of an Illness” influenced Kataria, famously referred to laughter as ‘internal jogging.’
He said the Self-Determination Theory, a psychological theory of motivation, says that anyone seeking a healthy lifestyle must feel three things: autonomy, competence, and relatedness.”
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By: Dorene Internicola, Washington Post