Inner Spirit of Laughter with Dr. Kataria

Inner Spirit of Laughter is an advanced course for the Laughter Community for your personal growth and spiritual development.

In recent times, with the whole world grappling to cope with the pandemic and millions of us affected directly or indirectly, stress levels have shot up to serious levels.

Inner Spirit of Laughter is a series of programs custom designed to help serve the people and teach how to cleanse the negativity arising out of the present day world with the age-old principles of meditation, emotional intelligence and simple spirituality without resorting to religious practises. This will not only help you to laugh when times are good but help you to keep your spirits high when times are difficult and full of challenges.

What you will learn:

How to deepen your laughter through silence?

Understand spirituality: How to achieve maximum results with minimum effort.

40 Day Meditation Challenge: 5 minute daily meditation to make it a habit.

Learn Principles of Inner Spirit of Laughter from Dr Kataria’s experience.

Developing Emotional Intelligence:

How strong is your will power and do you have difficulty in giving up bad habits?

Are you a very emotional and sensitive person?

Did you ever make an impulsive decision and regret it later?

Do you want to build a healthy relationship with people and communicate effectively?

Inner Spirit

Check your Emotional Intelligence!

Day 1

Lesson 1: Understanding spirituality and how to become spiritual

Spirituality is all about working smart; not working hard. It is about getting maximum results with minimum effort. Does it sound interesting? All one has to do is to align oneself with the spiritual laws of nature and let these forces glide you to happiness, as everything in nature works with effortless ease.

Spirituality helps to create new ideas, new visions, creativity, and intuitive abilities to reach our aspirations. It helps to build a magnetic aura around you that attracts people towards you. It creates an energy that gives a sense of security, power and fearlessness.

What is meditation and how to meditate

Most people fail to meditate because they think that mediation is very hard and you need to be a monk or spend years to master the art of meditation. People often start by doing still meditation which is very hard for beginners. Since the nature of the mind is dynamic, it keeps on jumping like a monkey so we should give our mind what it’s true nature is. It’s better to learn dynamic meditation and then move to still.

Dynamic: When you focus on any activity and get fully engrossed that becomes a dynamic meditation.

Still: When you focus and concentrate your mind on your breath and visualize through your imagination that becomes still meditation.

Laughter deepens your silence, and silence deepens your laughter. Unconditional laughter that follows silence is very profound and intense. It comes from deep within and flows like a fountain. It transcends the conscious and judging mind and unfolds the layers of the subconscious mind. It will release all your pent-up feelings and emotions.

Home practice: Practice alternating between laughter and silence (5 mins each)

Lesson 2: The Power of Silence

Silence is the mother of all meditations. It is the best reflective and contemplative tool which will help you to find solutions to many of your problems. Generally, people find it hard to maintain silence even for a few minutes. If you learn the art of silence in three stages, it will be easy to observe silence.

Dr Kataria will lead the silent mediation in 3 steps: silence from the body, verbal silence and mental silence.

Home Practice

At home everyday for 5 minutes (multiple times)

Move to 10 minutes everyday (after one or two days)

Mindful Eating Meditation (you will receive guided instructions on how to practice this meditation)

Practice Vowel Sound Meditation (you will receive audio download of Vowel Sound mediation to practice at home)

Day 2


Lesson 1: Principles of Inner Spirit of Laughter

Over the years, Laughter Yoga has helped Dr Kataria to discover the principles of Inner Spirit of Laughter which are based on his belief system of sensible and virtuous living. These principles will help you to glide through challenging times with a smile on your face.

Principle 1: If you want to laugh more, be authentic and don’t pretend!
The story of Dr Kataria’s Hairy Tale

Principle 2: “The purpose of life is to make a worthwhile contribution to the world and not about achievements”
From super achiever to super contributor, Restaurant number 72

Home Practice: Still and Dynamic meditation for three days

Lesson 2: Principles of Inner Spirit of Laughter

Principle 3: “Whatever happens happens for a reason, do your best and leave the rest!”

The story of the king and his minister

Do your work and shut up

Miss a flight and got a brand new bag

Principle 4: You can’t remove darkness from this world, you can only light a lamp.

Do not correct people – connect with them

Eliminating the negative

Dealing with negative people

Home practise: Still and Dynamic meditation for three days


Lesson 1: Developing Emotional Intelligence

 How strong is your will power?

Do you have difficulty in giving up bad habits?

Are you a very emotional and sensitive person?

Did you ever make an impulsive decision and regret it later?

Do you want to build a healthy relationship with people and communicate effectively?

Do you want success and satisfaction in your life?

If YES, you’re in the right place and need to learn about emotional intelligence.

What are emotions and why do we need them?

Emotions are the powerful tool that define success or failure in every aspect of our life. They can take you to the heights of excitement or the depths of depression. Emotions are like fire; they can cook the food or burn the house.

Emotional intelligence is your ability to use your emotions in the right way to get the right results and satisfy your needs and wants. You will learn how to identify, understand and manage your emotions and the emotions of others so that you can build strong relationships with people at home and at work to achieve your goals

How LY can help you to develop emotional intelligence

Catharsis is the act of releasing past feelings, pent up emotions and baggage. Learn how to release your emotions from the mind as well as the body (psychological and physical release)

Calcutta Laughter: releasing emotions by using belly laughter and belly breathing.

SLD breathing: learn the technique of slower, longer and deeper breathing to activate your parasympathetic system.

Lesson 2: Emotional Intelligence

Identifying your needs and wants: The difference between needs and wants is that needs are absolutely necessary for survival and wants are mostly for pleasures and comforts. In this course you will identify your needs and wants which will help you to focus your energy more on your needs rather than wants.

Short Break: Identify your needs and wants

Identify your strengths and weaknesses: Emotionally intelligent people understand their strengths and weaknesses. What we need is to be aware of them and make a plan to make our strengths stronger and aware of our weaknesses.

Short Break: Identify your strengths and weaknesses

What is emotional hijacking: Emotional reactions are immediate as the thinking/rational brain does not get a chance to take a reality check. You will receive tools to deal with moments of ‘emotional hijacking’ in life by activating your parasympathetic nervous system via diaphragmatic breathing and synchronized breathing.

Ego mind: One of the obstacles to emotional intelligence is the ego mind. Your ego is your conscious mind and part of your identity which considers itself the supreme. It is the false mind constantly trying to uphold its own opinions and disregard the opinions of others. Egotism can be unhealthy and cause all sorts of conflicts both internally as well as destroy relationships with others.

You will learn the tools to identify the state of your ego mind via the Ego filter reality check

Home Practice: random acts of kindness

New Dates to be announced

India Time 6:30 PM to 08:30 PM

UK 13:00 – 15:00
Europe 14:00 – 16:00
SA 15:00 – 17:00
Israel/Russia 15:00 – 17:00
UAE 17:00 – 19:00
Indo 20:00 – 22:00
Sing/Mal/HK/Tai 21:00 – 23:00
Japan 22:00 – 24:00

ET 08:00 -10:00
CT 07:00 – 09:00
MST 06:00 – 08:00
PST 05:00 – 07:00
Mexico 07:00 – 09:00
Brazil 10:00 – 12:00
Ecuador 08:00 – 10:00
Argentina/Chile 10:00 – 12:00

About Dr Kataria

Dr. Madan Kataria, a medical doctor from Mumbai, India, popularly known as the ‘Guru of Giggling’ (London Times), is the founder of Laughter Yoga which grown into a worldwide movement with thousands of Laughter Yoga clubs in over 100 countries.

Dr.Madan Kataria from his 25 years of experience can teach you special guided techniques how to laugh all by yourself, with your family and your colleagues. Dr. Kataria is a keynote, motivational and inspirational speaker for companies, corporations and organizations all over the world. He is also a corporate consultant for holistic health, stress management, team building, leadership, peak performance and communication skills.


You will receive

  1. Dr.Kataria’s E-book Inner Spirit of Laughter (Big book)
  2. Vowel sound meditation (Audio)
  3. Yoga Nidra (20 min)
  4. Spiritual Dance MP3
  5. Participation certificate

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( Price $ 250  )

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