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Iran’s date with Laughter Yoga

The Laughter Yoga course in Tehran helps people from various age groups and social backgrounds to have fun and take a break from stressful daily lives.

A group of Iranian women take part in an outdoor session of Laughter Yoga in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran. (Source: AP)

The Laughter Yoga course in Tehran helps people from various age groups and social backgrounds to have fun and take a break from stressful daily lives. (Source: AP)

Laughter Yoga was started in India in 1995 by medical doctor Madan Kataria, in response to a body of scientific research which shows that laughter is extremely good for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. (Source: AP)

A group of Iranian women practice in an outdoor session of their Laughter Yoga class in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran.
"It's great when we practice laughter technics in natural resorts and reflect back our happiness to the universe," Sameni says. (Source: AP)

An unidentified Afghan man and an Iranian woman take part in an outdoor session of Laughter Yoga in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran. (Source: AP)

A group of Iranian women take part in an outdoor session of Laughter Yoga in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran. (Source: AP)

Laughter Yoga instructor Mahroo Sameni, right, leads a class in an outdoor session in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran. (Source: AP)

An unidentified Iranian woman practices in an outdoor session of a Laughter Yoga class in the Darakeh mountainous area north of Tehran, Iran. (Source: AP)